I have a samsung s4 on android 6.0.1 and the phone has a cracked and unresponsive screen. I tried to plug the phone to my computer so see if I could copy pictures from my internal drive but it wouldn't work. I tried adb pull since I have root access and developer option was always enabled but I get error: insufficient permissions for device: verify udev rules. adb devices shows 9a22b563 no permissions (verify udev rules); see [http://developer.android.com/tools/device.html] I think this is happening because of my locked screen. It is stopping adb from working properly. Is there a way to get my data back by disabling the lock screen? I have root and custom recovery access but unable to reboot to recovery due to adb not giving access.

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You can manually boot to recovery without adb. Therefore turn your phone off and then press the power button, home button and volume up (at least as far as I remember) simultaneously for several seconds. This should boot the phone to recovery and you can try to use adb although I don't know if you now have the needed permissions.

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