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My Xperia Z1 compact runs CM12. Unfortunately it has fallen on its bottom left corner and the touch screen is completely unresponsive. The cost of a replacement screen is more than a new phone with similar specs so I bought a new phone.

Now I am trying to get access to some files that are on the internal SD card (loads of contacts that I don't want to re-type, but also the latest photos).

The phone has Cyanogen recovery on it so I booted into that, and on my computer ran adb:

# adb version
Android Debug Bridge version 1.0.31

but then

# adb devices
List of devices attached 
CB5A24NPRD      offline

which I cannot seem to change. Because I cannot use the touch screen, the only way to control the phone is in recovery mode with the volume and on/off keys. Is the best thing to do just to dismantle it and get the internal SD card? If it is a physical card then that may be the best way to go?

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  • Only the touchscreen is dead or is the display dead too?
    – kn330
    Nov 4, 2016 at 12:01
  • The display works -- I still see the keypad for unlocking my SIM; the problem is the touch screen. I think the crack from left to right makes localisation impossible.
    – alle_meije
    Nov 7, 2016 at 13:08
  • You should try connecting a mouse via OTG. Once you enable USB debugging, photos and files can be pulled via adb. For contacts you will have to export to Sdcard before pulling.
    – kn330
    Nov 7, 2016 at 14:31

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You should try connecting a mouse via OTG. Once you enable USB debugging, photos and files can be pulled via adb. For contacts you will have to export to Sdcard before pulling.

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  • Finally had time to try out the OTG solution which worked straight away! After setting up the phone I could pull it all to the computer with ADB.
    – alle_meije
    Jan 10, 2017 at 15:22

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