I have a Pixel 2 with a broken digitizer. I'd like to wipe it of personal data before tossing it.


  • not rooted
  • adb has not been previously authorized.

Is a factory reset possible, or should I pull out the cordless drill and go to town?


As the Pixel 2 supports OTG, you should be able to attach a usb mouse to it to navigate through the menu. You will need an OTG cable for this, which is available for a small price in your favorite shop if you don't have one yet.

  • I hadn't thought of this - will have to try it out – Drew Shafer Sep 29 '20 at 20:16
  • This worked and totally solved my problem. Thanks! – Drew Shafer Oct 2 '20 at 15:54

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