I have been searching internet for hours. Ran over my phone so LCD not working. Does not appear I had debug activated on this phone. Phone comes up locked and I can't unlock it. Any suggestions. Really need help as is a work phone. I can connect ph to computer how do I bypass this so I can backup all my contracts and get my photos.

  • Welcome to Android Enthusiasts! As similar things are reported here quite frequently, we've set up some basic first-aid and useful links in our broken-screen tag-wiki. Please have a look there and report back if something was solving your issue. Good luck! – Izzy Nov 29 '16 at 8:07

There is a software for Windows that emulates a second screen of an Android phone. Used it for a similar situation where I had a broken LCD screen and USB debugging mode ON! I don't know if it will work for newer Android version. Just give it a try.

Download Droid@Screen from the official page.

Grab the application JAR file (droidAtScreen-xxx.jar) and double-click it.

Plug-in your Android device using the USB cable and a device frame will shortly pop-up.


  • Java installed

  • Android SDK, installed and configured.

  • Environment variable ANDROID_HOME (or ANDROID_SDK_HOME) pointing the the Android SDK installation directory

  • USB drivers for the Android device installed

  • You said it was on! Or I didn't get the line: I had debug activated on this phone – esQmo_ Nov 30 '16 at 8:24

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