My phone’s screen broke from a 30 cm drop. The touchpad is dysfunctional while the display itself still works (i.e. I can see everything).
- USB mode is charge-only, so connecting to the PC is not working (
./adb devicesyields empty results)
- Developer mode is enabled, USB debugging is enabled
- A MicroUSB to USB (OTG USB) cable is available, I can control the phone with a mouse
- Phone is a LG G2 with Android 5
Now since the USB mode is charge-only, I cannot set the mode to MTP because I can't control the phone while it is plugged into the computer.
How can I switch to MTP mode or have my computer recognize the phone so I can retrieve data from it?
(I guess I could just move the data I have on there to a cloud storage, but I prefer to do it via computer)
(Honestly, not being able to set the preferred USB mode without a active USB connection is a pretty big design flaw for scenarios like this. It would be so simple.)