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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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My phone's touchscreen is damaged. Is it possible to control it remotely?

Use an OTG mouse and keyboard. From a thread: I can confirm that using an USB OTG adapter a wireless Logitech mouse and keyboard combo works for me without problem using Fairphone Open OS 17.03 (...
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Exporting contacts via adb

The contacts database can be queried using the ADB shell: adb shell content query --uri content://com.android.contacts/data The command will dump all the content of the database only if the shell ...
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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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Android interfacing with phone with a broken screen

If you have a working adb connection you can use scrcpy to mirror the phone screen to a connected PC or Mac. Scrcpy is an open source tool. The only problem that can arise is that typical scrcpy ...
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My phone's touchscreen is damaged. Is it possible to control it remotely?

If you can manage to get usb debugging working, try scrcpy. Its features include: audio forwarding (Android >= 11) recording mirroring with Android device screen off copy-paste in both directions ...
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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 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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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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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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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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Galaxy S6: It just won't wipe

in TWRP you can format data from cmd line with mke2fs. you can double check current file system type with df adb shell df -t ext4 /data umount /sdcard umount /sdcard umount /data mke2fs -t ext4 /dev/...
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How can I access my phone with a broken screen when TWRP decryption is unavailable?

You can enable ADB by editing certain build.prop options which can be done without data access. Then, like you already mentioned, you can easily control your phone with scrcpy. For an in-depth ...
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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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How can I do adb backup without a visible screen?

(For later Android versions) You may want to try ways to mirror the screen. (Method 2 involves mirroring over WiFi) Or narrate the screen. With a totally blank screen, you can: # enable USB debugging (...
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Disable touchscreen area (root available)

you can use wm size (WIDTH)x(HEIGHT) the difference between size and overscan is that any input outside the screen area will be ignored if you use size to change the display resolution first you have ...
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xperia z5 broken screen locked need data

Turn off the phone with power button and volume+ (hold them together), connect the mouse or keyboard with OTG cable and than turn on the phone. Then you can use the mouse to do everything.
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Enable ADB and/or change USB connection mode on Galaxy S7 w/ broken screen

I cannot test this method because my device don't have USB-OTG support. I am not sure if the key sequence is always the same on each phone, this is for android 7.0 nougat This only works with PIN ...
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Operate LG G2 phone from Desktop

Try Vysor first. As long as USB debugging is on you shouldn't even need to do anything on the phone to get it running. Mouse simulates touch while keyboard input is passed through. If you don't type ...
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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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How to set MTP mode on phone with broken screen in USB charge-only mode

Probably its too late. I had exactly the same problem and i used a Bluetooth keyboard with a touch pad / a Bluetooth mouse should also work. Use the OTG to connect the Bluetooth device then disconnect ...
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Activate Debugging on broken Nexus 7

With broken touch screen you won't be able to enable USB debugging mode using your PC. Tried Solution: I had tried the adb method but it doesn't ends well, however you can try to take a backup of ...
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Why can't the touch layer on the screen can't be replaced?

It depends on the phone, really. I had a Motorolla Attrix HD with a broken touchscreen, the LCD was fine, and I was able to order a replacement touchscreen by itself. However, during the repair, ...
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How to continue using an android system with a broken touchscreen?

Provided your device has an unlockable bootloader and a custom recovery (I strongly advice against buying devices which are artificially destined to become useless, that should be prohibited by law), ...
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Recover broken smartphone

for adbcontrol you must escape backslash in windows path and specify a writeable path on device for example /storage/emulated/0 which probably fails because location isn't available during unlock/...
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