I'm at my last resort with a OnePlus 6 with a broken screen, with the only remaining option being to order a replacement screen to get back into the phone to retrieve the data. Before I go that route, I wanted to check if there isn't a Google Play app I could push down to it to retrieve my data.
- Though I had enabled adb at one point and authorized my computer, it seems to have been reset/cleared authorizations through a system update, and doesn't present over adb when connected to USB
- The digitizer doesn't seem to work either to hit a button / stab in the dark at user input
- USB OTG support is off at boot, and can only be turned on for a limited time in the settings, which prevents keyboard/mouse input
- The bootloader is locked, so if I unlock it to flash TWRP, my data will be wiped
- OnePlus Repair refuses to not wipe my data if I send it in for a screen repair
- Dropbox is installed and would sync the pictures, however I turned off syncing when my dropbox was filled and I don't think I can 'push' settings changes down to the device
However, it boots just fine and connects to my wifi at home. Are there any Play apps that I could push to the device that would run without user input and allow me to retrieve data from the phone? I mostly just want my pictures and videos, but ideally would want to review the entire file system.
Does anything like this exist? Even just opening a read only ftp service would work for me, but I suspect that I can't just push down any .apk using the Google push option, and that due to the potential for abuse many aren't allowed into the store.
If I'm wrong... well I could start writing an .apk to do this I suppose, unless someone has already jumped this hurdle before.
Alternatively - anything I could push from Google Play that would enable adb (USB or WiFi) and authorize anything connected without user input would also get me up and running.