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How to hack into a Samsung Galaxy J5 with broken screen?

The phone is Samsung Galaxy J5 and its screen is completely broken. USB debugging is not enabled either. I don't want to throw it out since everything else seems to be working fine. And I can't afford ...
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Remotely Enable USB Debugging on my Samsung S8+ when the screen is dead

My Samsung S8+ recently had its screen die. I am trying to use Vysor to mirror the screen onto my laptop, but I cannot turn on USB Debugging due to the dead screen. Is there a way to remotely enable ...
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Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 mido userdata partition type / data recovery

I am doing data recovery on a Xaomi Redmi Note 4(x?) [mido] and I have finally gotten a flash dump ( the screen is scuffed and no perms have been set ( no adb,oem unlock, storage access )) Only way to ...
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How can I allow USB debugging from a new computer when I have a broken screen?

I am able to access my Android phone via "USB debugging" from one computer. I'd like to allow a second computer the same privilege, but when I plug it in there it says "device ...
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Recovering Phone Data after Hardware Failure

I have a Pixel 2 phone running Android which appears to have a hardware failure. The screen only shows a multi-color static and is non-responsive. Occasionally I briefly see my normal lock screen, but ...
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Is it normal for displays to ghost/be unresponsive if the screen assembly is not glued down?

I'm replacing the screen on my sony xz2. I've removed the adhesive on the frame and plugged in the new screen. Wanting to make sure it works before putting in new adhesive, I turned the phone on and......
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S7 Broken/Black Screen and no Digitizer. Rooted with TWRP

I have broken my S7 screen and now its completely black with no touch at all. Phone is rooted with TWRP custom recovery. I can access it though ADB from recovery but when booted normally i'm ...
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How to access Android phone's internal memory with broken screen?

I have a Xiaomi Mi Android phone. My screen is completely broken but there are some important data available in the internal memory of the phone. Is there any way by which I can access and copy data ...
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How can I erase the data on a phone with a broken display?

I have a Samsung Galaxy A40 (a405fn) with a broken display (totally dead: no touch reaction and display completely black). I want to sell the phone for parts, but I need to erase the memory. When I ...
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Recover data from broken screen device when USB debugging turned off

My Redmi Note 8 phone screen is broken and I cannot control it. I need to get my photos and videos. I try to google the problem but all answers I get need to enable debugging mode. Is there a way to ...
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Can I retrieve files from old phone that screen is damaged?

My old rooted phone has a smashed screen but can still turn on. It's not worth the cost to repair it. I can get to the lock screen but can't enter the lock due to the damaged screen. As such, it doesn'...
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Transfer data of phone with partially broken touchscreen

I recently dropped my S7 edge and the bottom half of the screen is now unresponsive (It still displays the image but the touchscreen doesn't work) I'm getting a new phone for christmas so I'm not ...
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Cracked screen, now having multiple issues with proximity sensor

Last week I dropped my Moto X4, and despite being enclosed in a supposedly shock-absorbent case, the screen was badly cracked. I am now having numerous issues: None of the Moto Actions (turn over for ...
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How can I long press on android screen projected on PC using adbcontrol?

I am using adbcontrol (https://android.stackexchange.com/a/168907/37436) to stream and control android screen of a cracked android phone. It looks like this method is pretty slow and does not detect ...
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Getting into Android with broken screen

My Moto Z Play died during a failed repair attempt. The digitizer was dead immediately, the screen first still showed a faint image, but that's gone as well now. ADB is activated, but only after login,...
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Allow Android debugging on broken LCD and touch functionality not working

I am trying to enable debugging mode on a broken LCD and touch screen. The phone got tossed by a motor when it dropped and I need to get all the data on my phone. It's still working fine but the ...
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PIN locked Pixel with broken screen and USB debugging OFF, OTG keyboard doesn't unlock it

I got a Google Pixel 1 with a smashed dead black screen locked by a known PIN that I would like to recover some photos from. Nothing vital but now it has become a personal crusade to do it! The good ...
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Data Recovery on Android 11 with broken screen

I have a pixel 4a running android 11 with a broken screen. The full screen is black; the lower part of the touch screen seems to be responsive but I can't really tell what's going on so I don't know ...
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enabling usb/adb functions android

I am having a helluva time guys(&girls) & some insight & shared wisdom would be beyond appreciated. What I am needing to do is send adb commands to a few Samsung phones that have a few ...
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Turning on "show pointer" breaks mirrored screen. How to turn off without phone screen

I am trying to help a friend who's screen broke on their Huawei P30. The screen is dead-dead. No touch, no light, nothing. So I tried to connect an external screen to it, an voila, I have a screen. I ...
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How to "allow USB debugging" without being able to click OK on dialog?

I have a Galaxy S8 Edge with a broken touchscreen, and I'm trying to recover files by remote controlling it. I can see only the top half of the screen and there is touch sensitivity in only the bottom ...
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How to enable USB debugging from TWRP recovery

I have a android device with dead screen. I have installed TWRP recovery for adb interactions while in recovery. I have lineage os 16.0 (Android 9) on my device. I want to access the device screen via ...
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How to control phone with broken screen from computer when there is a password?

My phone's screen is broken. I want to be able to use it using a PC (I just need to use two apps for a short while). I have a password on my phone. If I remember correctly, I have USB debugging ...
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How to know if a broken screen phone has been factory reset?

I have an old Samsung phone with a broken screen and pass code but before I try to unlock my phone I want to know if there is any possible way to know if it has been factory reset because if it has ...
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Trying to unlock & access a password locked Android cell phone that has screen damage on a small section so I can't input the last # of password

I've tried going around the password with some of those programs they have advertised, where they claim it will eliminate the password requirement and get you right into your Android device. What I ...
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Access Smartphone from PC with defect screen

After I dropped my Google Pixel 3a the screen just stays black. However when I connect it to my Laptop I can see in the hardware manager that an "MPT media device" is connected. Is there any ...
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If I buy a new screen, can I fix this issue in my phone?

I have a xiaomi mi 9t pro (I guess it's also named k20pro), it's that 2019 xiaomi phone with moving front camera, no notch. And for the last 2 months I got this pink-blurry-stain in the bottom-right ...
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Half dead screen, trying to recover data (device not showing in file explorer)

I have a somewhat old Samsung S7 Edge phone which (strangely enough) has only the lower half of the screen not working. This is, the whole screen lights up and displays everything, but ONLY the lower ...
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Android patttern lock reset

Awesome people! I need help! My wife's old Xperia z1 has a broken digitizer, the phone is pattern locked without showing the path. Of course, no one can remember the pattern, USB debugging is not ...
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Permanent ADB RSA-key authorization

My phone screen is broken but I managed to finally tap the allow button for ADB authorization so I can access the device via ADB. My question: Is there a way to do this once and never be asked again ...
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Motorola Z Play having unusable screen

I dropped by Moto Z play a few days ago, and when i dropped it, the touchscreen just stopped. I can see everything that is happening on the screen, like the time, notifications and other things on the ...
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How can I enable usb debugging on a broken phone?

My android mobile is accidentally broken. And the usb debugging is set to off. If I can enable it I could use it through visor in PC. But can't do it now. :( I don't have OTG supported too. My android ...
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Why I get permission denied on ADB on Android phone?

I'm trying to cast my Android device to a PC with adbcontrol (tutorial here). The phone has a broken (black) screen and when I input the command java -jar adbcontrol.jar I get this error: java.io....
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Any way to root a crushed phone and get encryption file from it?

tl;dr Is it possible to root an Android 8.0 phone that is accessible only via USB? Is it then possible to extract encryption .key file out of it in order to decrypt its SD Card that was formatted and ...
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How to copy data from Pixel 2 with a broken screen

I failed to connect to my Pixel 2 with a broken screen with adb from MacOS in the following way: $ cd Downloads/platform-tools/ $ ./adb kill-server $ ./adb start-server * daemon not running; starting ...
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Recover phone data with a broken screen

Is it possible to recover data from my Xperia X whose screen is shattered(completely black). It's running Android Oreo and USB debugging is OFF. Unfortunately screen replacement is not available in my ...
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Unable to click next on MIUI 8 Welcome Wizard due to dead screen area at bottom

There is one non-rooted, factory-reset phone with MIUI ROM whose bottom 10% is not functional. Screen replacement is the last resort, but if I can make some sort of software tweak to make it past the ...
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Force Galaxy S8+ to authorize my hp

Sorry for the long, difficult problem. Anyways... Hello, I recently dropped my phone in the pool. I wasn't too concerned because I was about to get a new phone anyway, but it turns out at some point ...
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I want to restore my contacts from a broken and black screen android device [duplicate]

I have a Samsung galaxy s5. Its screen has gotten smashed and now it displays nothing (black). I can turn on the phone, and also I can enter recovery mode (by pressing home+power+volume up). I have ...
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Use a phone without a screen

I have a very peculiar situation/question. Below is my mom's phone, OPPO F5 to be precise. It had a broken screen a long time ago. I removed the broken screen, as it posed threat to my siblings, as it ...
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How to fix water bugged screen?

I have Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1. The screen got splashed with the water and the touch is not responding. How to fix it?
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What shall I do if I damage battery?

I've been disassembling phone - Xiaomi Mi 5X/A1, in order to change crashed screen. However, while I was trying to remove battery, I probably cut battery cover, so I can see white slices and sharp ...
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Data recover with broken screen

yesterday my beloved OnePlus 3T fell and the screen cracked :( At first half of it was still usable and visible, shame on me for not recovering the data I needed at that time. now the upper half is ...
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How can I authorize my laptop for USB Debugging if I can't see the screen?

I use USB Debugging to control this phone because the screen is missing. Not broken, missing. The LCD and display assembly is literally gone. I simply can't see what's on the screen without USB ...
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Pull Text Messages from a phone with broken screen

I need the text messages from the stock texting app on my broken Galaxy Note8. The screen is damaged in a way where installing any app to transfer the data from the phone is impossible. I'm hoping the ...
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Is there a way I can disable part of my display that has a green line?

I have a Pixel 3, and I picked up my phone after momentarily charging it on a wireless pad (for about 30 minutes) this morning, as I usually do, and now it has a green line near the right edge of the ...
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Accessing the home screen without the capacitive home button?

I dropped my OnePlus One, and now the bottom half of the touchscreen doesn't work. I connected a mouse to disable the lock screen, and I can now work with most apps (apart from Strava and the Camera) ...
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How to turn WiFi on with a non responsive screen?

So I own a Moto G4 plus The touchscreen on this phone has stopped responding. Since I'm in midst of a lockdown for a long time. I can't buy a new phone or get this one repaired. I do want to keep ...
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How to fully back up a phone's content to a PC, possibly for restoring on a similar phone

I have an LG X-charge phone whose screen is broken, but still functional. I purchased a replacement screen module, but before going ahead on the "open heart surgery", I want to fully back it up. I ...
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Recover broken smartphone

My Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro broke and 3/4 screen is completely black, I can't see anything but a little part below Other than that, the touch doesn't work AND sometimes the screen triggers some random ...
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