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I have a phone (Moto G) that won't boot & I had not turned the USB Debugging on when it used to boot correctly. The motivation is to use adb to get a full dump of the data on the phone before I try to resurrect it using fastboot commands that might be potentially data-destructive.

Is it still possible to somehow connect with adb from a PC + USB cable or it that option impossible now that I cannot access the menus that let me turn USB Debugging on?

Additional details of the problem I've posted on this related Android Stackexchange thread

Of course, if there's any way to backup a phone without using adb, that is welcome too. But I haven't seen anything like that yet.

Edit:

Phone isn't totally bricked. I get the initial splash screens of the Manufacturer's boot logo etc. & then it even does that initial vibrate. After that it goes blank (but backlight stays on) & just waits for ever.

If I connect it to a charger the LED blink & on-screen charging splash screen is also visible with the Charge %.

fastboot can connect to the phone but I haven't gotten adb to connect yet.

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    Can your phone boot into Recovery, or is the phone bricked (no display, no led, power button vibration, etc)? In the former case, some Recoveries allows access to ADB(default enabled). – Firelord May 18 '15 at 9:31
  • Thanks @Firelord Phone isn't totally bricked. I get the initial splash screens of the Manufacturer's boot logo etc. & then it even does that initial vibrate. After that it goes blank (but backlight stays on) & just waits for ever. I've edited my Question to reflect this. – curious_cat May 18 '15 at 11:21
  • I can get to the boot menu but the recovery option from the boot menu doesn't do anything & I get a "Boot up Failed" message. – curious_cat May 18 '15 at 11:23
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    I could not understand "Cannot Access Menus". Will it be possible to tell the reason why you're attempting ADB with the phone (in its current condition)? Could it be the data recovery you want to perform, or something else? – Firelord May 18 '15 at 16:47
  • @Firelord: Exactly. Basically, the phone doesn't work and all the fastboot commands I've seen recommended as fixes all advise that a full backup first is safest. And all the backup commands I can see are adb based. That's why I'd want to get the phone to interact via adb if at all possible before I start running any fastboot flash or fastboot erase commands on it. – curious_cat May 18 '15 at 17:01

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