My nexus 5 screens LCD had broken so I ordered a new one and installed it, it's not the first time I have done it, and for some reason, it won't display anything to the screen, I know my phone is working because the LED is on and sounds play. I don't believe that I can get the screen to work, I'm assuming there's an issue with the board since it seemed to be doing the same thing after I broke the previous screen. My concern at this point is that I would like to recover the data on my phone but I'm not sure how to go about it, The power button on it has been broken for a long time so I've just been using the Android SDK to turn my phone on but i cant figure out how to recover anything. Any ideas?
If you have
adb working, you could just pull everything from the /sdcard directory which is either your internal storage if no actual SD card is installed or the actual SD card that is installed (/sdcard is an alias)
Anyways you can use
adb and the pull command:
adb pull /sdcard .
That will pull everything on the /sdcard which could be a lot.
Some common file locations:
adb pull /sdcard/Pictures/Screenshots .
Pictures & videos taken with the camera:
adb pull /sdcard/DCIM/Camera .
adb pull /sdcard/Download
Also you could create a backup of your device, but you'd need to enter some information and tap a button to continue:
adb backup -apk -shared -all
So that's probably not for you...