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 in computer and go to platform-tools/. type
and enter ./adb devices to check if the device is connected in
Now type ./adb shell mount data and ./...
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 was able to follow personne3000's answer in order to mount my pattern-encrypted userdata partition.
I'm running Ubuntu 15.04 x64 and had to apt-get install ...
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 your device is supported by TWRP recovery:
Download the TWRP image (2.8.7 worked for me)
Boot into fastboot (power + vol. down on Nexus 4)
Start the recovery, ...
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. To install adbcontrol do:
Now edit config.properties and change:
Not a full-fledged answer, as even an excerpt would make it a rather long post, but here are some things you could try:
An XDA article describes How To Backup and Restore using tar on adb shell. The article holds complete scripts for both. Still you should not execute them straight ahead as they are, but first use e.g. the mount command (without parameters) ...
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 card. Mine wouldn't work at all until I did so - random phone smasher
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 phone was connected to WiFi or Data when the screen broke the below method can work(I've tested it myself multiple times).
Head to play.google.com(From your PC)
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 in /data/misc/adb/adb_keys. Your private key is saved in computer. In Linux the directory location is $HOME/.android/. On Windows that usually translates to %...
I had the same problem with my S3 (broken screen, locked phone, Kies doesn't let me access it, etc).
Solution: Get another working S3 from a friend, take off the backs of both phones, take off some screws, take the motherboard out, put your motherboard in the phone, turn it on, back up, done).
Your data is saved on the motherboard, so you can just put it ...
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 tried it with Nexus 4, Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean emulator.
And, actually, I'm currently the maintainer of the project, so if you got any questions or issues - ...
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-platform. It also does not require root on the phone.
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 userdata partition manually, in that case see Android ADB Shell Recovery Mounting for hints. Also you can't just pull the file directly but copy it inside adb ...
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
Press and hold volume-down and the power button for 20
seconds, then release.
Press and release the power button once.
This procedure is demonstrated in a you tube video https://youtu.be/...
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/
fastboot flash recovery twrp.img
fastboot reboot (while holding the volume down key see note)
Then I booted the recovery image
adb with root permissions detected ...
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 your screen is locked and you can't unlock it, check the "I can't start my device"-checkbox in the lower left corner. Click "Next".
It will say could not find ...
Welcome to the Android Enthusiasts, Majk! We support end-users with Android-specific issues, but cannot help you setting up a Linux server on a device, though it was running Android before. Still, some helpful hints:
There are means to control your device even with a broken screen. We've got several issues reported where people wanted to do exactly that. ...
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.
Let the KIES waiting the screen unlock
Log in @ http://findmymobile.samsung.com/
Ensure choose the correct device, unlock the screen.
I did without the SIM card
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 your Notifications bar at the top of your screen and you will see a USB symbol appear. Pull down the Notifications and viola, there is the option to change 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 work, then just use an OTG adapter and a mouse, if not follow the steps below.
Get an OTG adapter with a mouse
Make a screenshot (probably power + vol down)
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.
Once you unlock the device, attempt to root it, then install Xposed Framework for Nougat, followed by installation of GravityBox [N] Xposed module.
LG provides different Software (or maybe just different names)
- LG PC Suite
- LG Mobile Switch
- LG ANDROID BACKUP
For experts also there is LGUP flash tool which may shipped with qualcomm factory loader, with this you may able to create/restore full partition dump, root the device without data loss, or install TWRP via EDL mode
Webkey is a great app for this. On top of being a VNC server, it is also a web host. You go to your phone's IP in a web browser, and you control your phone via the page's VNC viewer.
It also has services for file transfer, GPS location, and a bunch more. And, it lets you define users and passwords, along with different services each user is allowed to ...
If you have the Android SDK installed on your computer (otherwise, see e.g. Is there a minimal installation of ADB?), you can use the fastboot utility for that – provided USB Debugging was activated on the device (which might be the default in recovery mode):
fastboot erase data
fastboot erase cache
These two commands should erase everything from the /data ...
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 out. My USB Debugging was turned off. This is how I managed to retrieve my TEXTS, other Rooted info and normal files. I am not sure if the front end of this fix ...
You need to be rooted and have ROM with sqlite3 support e.g., Cyanogemod. If yes, you can try updating the settings files manually via entering adb shell:
update global set value='1' where name='adb_enabled';
update global set value='1' where name='development_settings_enabled';