I have a phone with a touch-screen malfunction, I want to run applications on it from my computer, connected by USB. Is that possible?

I've tried applications like http://mymobiler.com, but that has failed me (I can see the screen, it's not responsive).

Sadly, I have ADB turned off, so I cannot use applications like the android screencast, or DroidExplorer.

  • Can you not reboot the device up in a recovery mode that doesn't require the touch interface? Commented Sep 9, 2012 at 5:26
  • What exact phone model is it? If it is some of the hackable ones (Samsung, Sony, HTC) you could enable adb via some other means like fastboot or flashing a custom recovery or firmware that has adb enabled.
    – ce4
    Commented Sep 9, 2012 at 10:14
  • HTC HD2, and I managed to activate ADB, so thanks for the help :D Commented Sep 9, 2012 at 16:39

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LogMeIn Ignition may work for what you want to do. It really remote controls the pc but to truly run a PC app it would have to be on a PC.

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    I don't want to run an app on the PC, I want to run an app on the phone, from the PC. Commented Sep 11, 2012 at 20:53

If you are a developer, you can install apps directly from your PC by accessing and enabling:

Settings → Applications → Development → USB Debugging option.
  • Have you read the question? ADB is off, and I am without a touch screen. I cannot activate it. Also, I want to RUN and application, not INSTALL it. Commented Oct 12, 2012 at 9:21

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