I just shattered the screen of my Nexus 4 (sigh...) and am unable to use the touch screen. However getting it fixed costs more than just buying a new phone so I would like to access my data, transfer it on my PC and get a new phone.

There's just a problem: when I plug in the phone to my computer it requires me to unlock it and I can't because of the broken screen.

Does anyone know about software I can use to access it or any solution that will allow me to copy my data?

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    Exactly what is broken: can the screen still display, or register touches, or neither? – Dan Hulme Jun 16 '14 at 23:19
  • @DanHulme - the operating system seems to work fine and the screen is displayed perfectly (just cracked in a part). The problem is that half of the touch is not working (and there's not even a crack in the part not working) – Matteo Jun 17 '14 at 17:33

You can try few links I am giving you here and if you are really worried much about all your data,then go to data recovery specialist and get data recovered.

Most of these required 'adb and USB connection' enabled.

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