I am trying to access my phone, after screen is broken (no way to enter swipe access or pin). I have installed Android Studio and am able to navigate to the folder containing adb in a command prompt, and enter the "adb devices" command where it shows an alpha-numeric return (I am assuming representing my phone) with an "unauthorized" status (which I am assuming means that USB debugging is disabled).

I get this returned when I try to access it via the "adb shell input text xxxx" command:

error: device unauthorized. This adb server's $ADB_VENDOR_KEYS is not set Try 'adb kill-server' if that seems wrong. Otherwise check for a confirmation dialog on your device.

Is there any way to force a enabled status? I have no way of navigating any settings or apps as the screen is inaccessible.

  • Welcome to the Android Enthusiasts! A good starting point would be our broken-screen tag-wiki, which holds some first aid and links on this topic. Also check the questions using it. As for the other tags you've chosen: Are you trying to access the device while booted into recovery mode? If not, that tag doesn't fit :) – Izzy Sep 1 '16 at 7:16
  • Is your device rooted? This thread will help you. – FiN Sep 1 '16 at 7:28
  • You can connect a mouse using OTG cable to the device. – Abhishek K Sep 1 '16 at 12:25

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