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i wanted to reuse my old Nexus 5 Hammerhead, but i forgot my android PIN. So i thought, just to reinstall a new Lineage OS. But i want to save my data before hand. I can see the data when i boot into recovery mode (team win) and open the file browser in there. I have tried connecting to my PC (windows) but the phone is not listed, when i run adb devices.

Can i somehow connect to a pc from recoverymode and copy those files?

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    wait, you can see /data? so whats the deal? delete /data/system/locksettings.db* and just use the backup button and copy everything via USB (MTP) in recovery mode – alecxs Jun 3 at 11:45
  • I solvend it in the end by just deleting all *.key and all files that have "locksettings" in their name in the /data/system folder and rebooted. – m4D_guY Jun 5 at 13:37

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