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How to enable USB Debugging from recovery mode?

My phone screen broke. I can't see anything, and the touch screen doesn't work. I can't buy a new phone, so I'm not looking into backing up my data, I want to be able to use it from my pc. I have a ...
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Access data on device with broken screen (Samsung Galaxy Ace 4)

The screen on my Samsung Galaxy Ace 4 broke (running Android 4.4) and I really, really wish to get all my photos and other data off it. The phone has a pattern lock screen as well as an additional PIN ...
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How to stop apps from doubling overscan?

For some reason a chunk of the digitizer broke on the bottom of my phone. I tried to use adb shell wm overscan 0,54,0,324 to resize my screen smaller until I can get a new phone, but it's giving bad ...
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Get files of phone with broken everything

Dropped my Oneplus One recently, and have bought a replacement already, but would like to get my files off. The problem: screen works, but only top left inch of touchscreen registers volume buttons ...
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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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Half of touchscreen is unresponsive. How can I make Android only use the top half (rotated by 90 degrees)

So I have a broken LG G2 and a near-empty bank account, so buying a new phone isn't exactly an option right now. The bottom 50% of the screen doesn't respond to touch. Right now I am running ...
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Broke screen, how to perform Nandroid/TWRP backup blindly?

I have broken my HTC One (M8)'s display (and probably more) while attempting to replace the battery, and I'm selling it via eBay for parts. How do I attempt a full Nandroid backup with TWRP and then ...
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Enable USB Debugger on a phone with a broken screen

I have done my research on how to enable the debugger, but most of them seem to be useless or missleading. Now I do not need any backup, my phone is empty and I use that broken Samsung s6 for ...
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Data recovery from android device with broken screen

Situation Summary - I have an Android device with a broken screen, LCD and touch I have an android phone (BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition, which I have flashed with the Android firmware for the E4.5 - ...
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Backup apps on SGS 2 with broken display?

the display of my Samsung Galaxy S2 got broken and I need to backup my apps. Is that possible without the phone's screen? There are no backup apps on the phone and it's not rooted. I don't know the ...
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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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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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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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How do I access the files on my broken Huawei phone without HiSuite?

I accidentally threw my phone onto the road today and now the screen is completely unusable - fully cracked all over, fully black, light still shines from the back light but there is nothing on screen ...
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S7 data recovery with broken screen

I have a galaxy S7 (SM-G930F) with a broken screen. It can receive calls and texts and connect to wifi. I can access it via https://findmymobile.samsung.com/ to unlock it. That site also has options ...
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Broke my Nexus 4 screen, is there a plug & play keyboard so I can unlock it?

I broke the screen on my Nexus 4 and it has a passcode for the lock screen. Is there any way I can unlock it without fixing the screen, e.g. buying some sort plug & play keyboard for the micro-USB ...
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Partial display failure

The lower 1.5 to 2 cm of the screen of my OnePlus 3 failed: (The white part in the middle is just censored information. The problem only exists in the bottom.) When I power my phone completely off,...
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How to bypass/authorize ADB RSA key with broken touch AND screen?

I've tried everything I could find on the internet (mostly on StackOverflow). These I've already tried without result: Page not found - Stack Overflow shell - How to solve ADB device unauthorized in ...
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Android data recovery

Hi I really need help on this one, my Samsung j1 has a broken screen, it's just blank and gives no visual. When I connect it via USB my laptop recognizes it, but I can't access the data because I have ...
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Broken Nexus 6p Recovery

So while I was overseas in Vietnam I dropped my Nexus 6P and broken the screen. The screen is completely black and completely unresponsive however when I use the fingerprint scanner it still vibrates. ...
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Backup encrypted data from Android with broken screen

short story is as follows: I have a Sony Xperia M2 with display suffering from water damage. It's completely black but it's still working, booting and responding to touch. However, I need to enter my ...
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Galaxy A3 (2016) broken screen access files

I have a Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) - SM-A310F - with a broken screen from a friend to try to backup the files on it. Touch doesn't work and you can't see anything, but I can unlock it with the home ...
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Any way to force "USB debugging enabled" status using adb commands, with broken phone screen

I am trying to access my phone, after screen is broken (no way to enter swipe access or pin). I have installed Android Studio and am able to navigate to the folder containing adb in a command prompt, ...
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Recover Pictures

Ok, so I just dropped my android 5.1 Moto G. the screen is unresponsive and has lines and squares running along it. I was wondering if there was any way to recover photos from this phone, as it ...
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A row of galaxy note 3 screen is not responsive

The area goes right across the keyboard, leaving the phone useless. S-pen still works fine. I used TSP Dot mode to show the issue in this screen shot: Please tell me the hardware isn't shot. I ...
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Busted Verizon Galaxy Note 5 screen, trying to use adb to unlock

Recently, I dropped my Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and busted the glass, lcd, digitizer, and maybe the speaker. Before, I try anything with replacing the broken parts, I would like to get the SMS database ...
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Unlocking a broken-screen Nexus 6

I have a pretty stock Nexus 6. It has Full Disk Encryption turned on, AFAIK (I didn't change any settings from when I first got it, and it requires the PIN to boot up). I dropped it yesterday, during ...
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Access files on phone with broken screen

I spent a night in the desert in Jordan and the next morning my phone was all wet and the screen went black. That was a few days ago, I'm home now and have bought a new phone (same one). I disabled ...
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Recover data from Moto X with broken display

I have a Moto X (Lollipop 5.1) whose display is broken. I have some files and photos in it which are very important. Unfortunately, I didn't use Dropbox or Google Drive to backup my content. I tried ...
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S4 won't connect with usb AND broken screen. Need files from phone

My S4 will not connect to my computer when plugged in using the correct samsung cord AND the screen is shattered. How can I load the files from the phone? Remove the hard drive from the phone maybe ...
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Device encryption and broken screen

Assuming you have a device that is encrypted by the factory encryption option in the security settings of the device, and having said device suffer a fall and end up with a broken screen, what are the ...
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Mi2 broken screen, any way to retrieve photos?

My daughter's got a Xiaomi MI2 stock phone with a screen broken in such a way that it can't be unlocked. She already had a new phone on the way but she's devastated at the thought of losing her photos ...
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Moving Screen Position Entirely

My phone screen broke (I dropped the phone) - I wanted to repair it, but it costs a lot. The company where I bought fixed the screen for me, but it doesn't work properly still - at least not 100%. ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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