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Can I enable USB debugging using adb?

I got it to work :) NOTE: This requires unlocked bootloader. Connect the device to Mac or PC in recovery mode. (I had to map the process in my mind as the screen was broken). Now open terminal/CMD ...
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Mount Android encrypted data partition on PC

I can confirm with 100% certainty that the numbers are indeed 1-9 for the pattern unlock. My Nexus 4 met the same unfortunate end (except on concrete) and after some Googling, I found this post and ...
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Mount Android encrypted data partition on PC

Apparently there is no tool on PC to decrypt Android's encryption at the moment, but the TWRP recovery can be used on the device to decrypt everything... Even with a broken touchscreen, as long as ...
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Control Android with broken screen from PC

Looks like these days the best solution for controlling an Android phone from a PC is scrcpy. It is being actively maintained, has very high performance (framerate, latency), is available cross-...
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Control Android with broken screen from PC

adbcontrol can do this. It opens a window containing the phone screen on your computer, so you can use it when the phone screen is broken, and you can click and type in the window to control the phone....
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Control Android with broken screen from PC

One word: Vysor Using the vysor to control my Xperia Z2. See the state of my phone, but Vysor came to the rescue. *if phone reboots and won't connect after plugging in, try removing the micro sd ...
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How do I erase all the data on Galaxy S4 if the screen is broken?

Assuming you ever registered a gmail address on your google play account(which you have to, to download apps), your phone will be registered in Google's Device Manager on play.google.com. If your ...
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Can I enable USB debugging using adb?

For the RSA verification that you asked to bypass, I don't know whether it would work in your device, but it worked in my little experiment. In Lollipop, the ADB keys (after authorization) are saved ...
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Can't pass the initial setup wizard on SG3 with broken screen digitizer

Finally found solution via editing /data/data/com.android.providers.settings/databases/settings.db file via sqlite3. Just adb pull that file to your computer, if you use stock recovery you must mount ...
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How to backup broken screen phone when USB debugging IS NOT enabled?

install kies and connect your phone with usb cable. Then go to backup/restore and you can easily backup your important data from there.
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Control Android with broken screen from PC

You could try to use AndroidScreenCast for you purposes - it's maintainable version of original androidscreencast. It requires only Java and ADB, no phone client, so just run it and use it. I've just ...
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How do I factory reset/wipe Galaxy Note 2 with no screen?

Hold volume up + Home + Power Key wait for 3 mins Press volume down 3 times Press power button Press volume down 6 times Press power key That will do a hard reset.
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How to power-off Motorola phone without screen

I can't be sure that this is the optimal way to power-off the phone, but it seems to work. Press and hold power until it buzzes or about 15 seconds, then release. Press and hold volume-down and the ...
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How to power-off Motorola phone without screen

Came upon this when I was looking for a way to shut down my Moto Z with a broken screen and the method described by Dale (thank you) almost worked, but then I figured out it required one extra step. I ...
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Enabling ADB on Nexus 6 with dead screen

I followed this guide I went into fastboot mode by holding down the power button (force restart) and the volume down key (recovery mode) I downloaded a twrop image from: https://dl.twrp.me/shamu/ ...
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How can I unlock a pattern lock if my screen is defunct?

YES That worked for me!!! I've broken my screen, and after removing the SIM to another phone, the avast alarm starts louder every time I turn on. Connect USB Open KIES Let the KIES waiting the ...
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How to do a factory reset on Xperia Z with broken screen?

The simple way to factory reset for unrooted phone is to perform a factory reset via pc companion. Download PC COMPANION and install Open up PC companion and click on Software Repair Optional: If ...
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Change MTP/PTP for a Galaxy S4 w/ a Broken Screen

If your phone is like mine, this option does not exist in any of the Settings menus. First, connect your phone to your PC via the USB cable. (If it is already attached, remove and reattach). Watch ...
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Change MTP/PTP for a Galaxy S4 w/ a Broken Screen

i know you have probably fixed this by now but if not try typing *#0808# into your phone this will bring up a menu where you can select mtp
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How to disable PIN lock in android device without touching it

So when you say broken screen, but then "everything is working except touch", does the display work? Below I've written a solution that'll work with a broken display and touch, if your display does ...
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Solution for "ghost touches" - Procedure to disable a small portion of the screen from being sensitive to touch?

Connect your phone to a PC via ADB and use this command: adb shell wm overscan left,top,right,bottom where left, top, right and bottom are the coordinates upto which your screen works properly. For ...
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Is there a way to turn my phone to landscape mode in the lock screen?

Your device seems to support USB OTG functionality. Given that, you can buy an OTG cable and use a mouse (any mouse would work) to control the device, just like you control a computer using a mouse. ...
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How to fully back up a phone's content to a PC, possibly for restoring on a similar phone

LG provides different Software (or maybe just different names) - LG-Bridge - LG PC Suite - LG Mobile Switch - LG ANDROID BACKUP For experts also there is LGUP flash tool which may shipped with ...
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Recovering Phone Data after Hardware Failure

Copying data from a phone which is not detected by adb and has no screen info to tell what is happening is not going to take you very far from where you are. Either try to get it to show on system ...
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S3 screen broken, developer mode on, how to transfer data

You can pull the apk from the android device using adb pull. adb shell pm list packages This will list the package name for all the apks. See the package name of your app. The app name may vary from ...
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How to do a factory reset on Xperia Z with broken screen?

See whether your phone supports OTG. If so, use an OTG cable and then connect the mouse to your phone. In place of touch you can now use the mouse and then reset it via normal way.
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How to backup broken screen phone when USB debugging IS NOT enabled?

FOUND A FIX!!!!! Hi Everyone, I just experienced the same thing: my Samsung Galaxy Note 3 was dropped and the LCD stopped working. However, the phone would turn on. I could not receive calls or call ...
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I have broken screen. Can I root my phone only with downloading mode and recovering mode?

I think you should be able to use adb on your phone while in recovery. adb devices should show something along the lines of YOUR_DEVICE recovery. Once you have access to your device in recovery, ...
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Change MTP/PTP for a Galaxy S4 w/ a Broken Screen

Change the cable. I had a noname cable and did not worked, it only charged and the phone was not available as storage. After replacing cable with a trusted one (BB or Samsung i tried) it worked.
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Change MTP/PTP for a Galaxy S4 w/ a Broken Screen

try typing the following into your Samsung phone to get access to a hidden USB connection menu *#0808#
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