I've got a Samsung Galaxy Fame with a broken touch screen. The owner had it protected with a pattern, and as I am unable to make this pattern with a broken screen, I cannot mount the storage in order to backup/recover data.

Some information:

  • Power, volume and home button are still working
  • I can get into recovery and download mode
  • The phone is stock (No custom/unlocked bootloder and no CWM)
  • USB-debugging is (unfortunately) disabled

What I've tried:

  • Connecting a mouse using OTG
  • Connecting to the phone using ADB This did not work because I could not mount the sd card because I had no sudo permissions.
  • Using a magnet on the screen

I would like to refer to the following question that concerns the same problem but did not give me a solution: Android ADB Shell Recovery Mounting

1 Answer 1


This should help you: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2786395. Its a program that can mirror your phone to computer. There is also information to enable USB Debugging if you had that disabled.

Hope my answer helps!

  • This requires usb debugging to be enabled
    – Peter
    Jun 16, 2015 at 14:56
  • This requires usb debugging to be enabled. The trick mentioned to enable that requires me to be root.
    – Peter
    Jun 16, 2015 at 15:06
  • @Peter and why don't you root your device... Install CWM from fastboot...
    – Thomas Vos
    Jun 16, 2015 at 17:15
  • @SuperThosmasLab Is that possible without usb debugging turned on?
    – Peter
    Jun 17, 2015 at 7:04
  • No, not always. And have you already tried the trick? I don't think you'll need root because its from the recovery mode... @Peter
    – Thomas Vos
    Jun 17, 2015 at 8:25

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