I had shattered the screen on my device (both touch and display) and it was locked with a password.
I took it to a nearby repair shop, and they took a long while to do touch-testing out of my sight after the screen was changed. The duration (about 20 to 30 minutes) made me quite anxious since I could see them touching it but not what they were doing on the screen.
Was it possible for them to have accessed the data in the phone (which was behind a pattern lock) by somehow circumventing it?
I also saw them plug the phone into a device which they said was related to testing, but it did not look like a computer. Is it possible to brute force "crack" pattern locks (or even passwords) within a few minutes with that kind of device?