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5th July 2014, 02:58 PM |#1  
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My buddy destroyed his screen. Can't bypass lock screen. Any way to get data off phone via USB or ADB?
 
 
5th July 2014, 03:45 PM |#2  
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Yes. Head over to recovery and use:

adb pull /sdcard/ D:\Nexus5_backup
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5th July 2014, 03:47 PM |#3  
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Yes. Head over to recovery and use:

adb pull /sdcard/ D:\Nexus5_backup

Forgot to add that he is not rooted nor does he have a custom recovery. That doesn't make a difference I'm assuming where ADB is concerned?
5th July 2014, 04:05 PM |#4  
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Forgot to add that he is not rooted nor does he have a custom recovery. That doesn't make a difference I'm assuming where ADB is concerned?

I don't know whether adb pull works on stock recovery as I haven't tried it on stock recovery. You will need to try that out.

However, if USB Debugging is enabled on that device, you can boot up the phone normally till the lockscreen and use adb pull. It will work as long as USB debugging is enabled from developer options.
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5th July 2014, 04:06 PM |#5  
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I don't know whether adb pull works on stock recovery as I haven't tried it on stock recovery. You will need to try that out.

However, if USB Debugging is enabled on that device, you can boot up the phone normally till the lockscreen and use adb pull. It will work as long as USB debugging is enabled from developer options.

No, he is just a 'regular' user. Not like us that constantly tinker / hack with our phones. He opened it up and used it. Never rooted or did anything else to it....
5th July 2014, 04:13 PM |#6  
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No, he is just a 'regular' user. Not like us that constantly tinker / hack with our phones. He opened it up and used it. Never rooted or did anything else to it....

I see. Then most probably he didn't enable the debugging. In that case, you need to try adb pull in stock recovery or wait for anyone else to answer whether it works in stock or not.
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5th July 2014, 04:59 PM |#7  
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Nope

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5th July 2014, 05:58 PM |#8  
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Nope? Nope to what? LoL

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5th July 2014, 06:05 PM |#9  
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Stock recovery doesn't allow adb access. That would be insecure

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