I have a Samsung Galaxy A40 (SM-A405FN/DS) with a smashed, black screen. I'd like to recover data from the phone (as much as possible).
I know the OS on the phone is still running, because the phone connects to WiFi (it shows up as an active device in the list of connected device on my router web interface, and I can even ping it) and I can plug in a USB-C to USB-A adapter and connect a keyboard to it. The keyboard seems to work because the Num Lock LED toggles when I press the Num key. I presume a mouse would work, too, but because I don't have a screen, I can't see where the mouse is. I do have a Samsung USB-C to HDMI adapter (EE-P3200), but it doesn't do anything, presumably because it requires USB 3.0 to work, but the Galaxy A40 only has USB 2.0 support.
I read all sorts of manuals on the internet on data recovery, but they all involve turning on USB debugging in order to be able to access the phone. I can't do that, with the screen broken.
Does anyone have any suggestions where to go from here? Is there any way I can make use of the USB keyboard?
Thanks a lot!