Originally Posted by xjcook
You can try to access adb from recovery too.
Turn off phone and start by holding VOL-DOWN and POWER together. You will boot into BOOTLOADER mode and there switch to RECOVERY MODE by VOLUME button (2 times press is this mode). If you have installed CyanogenMOD, then you have probably advanced recovery (CWM or TWRP). Now try command "adb devices".
If you haven't CWM or TWRP recovery installed, boot again into BOOTLOADER mode and flash recovery by fastboot.
Thanks for the quick reply,
After I hit advanced recovery and selecting my backup, which option do I press? Do I restore the boot, system, data, cache, or sd-ext?
Also typing in adb devices only lists the recovery device and I don't seem to be able to access it through Android File Transfer, what do I do with the serial number it tells me?
By the way I don't have any backups when I had no screen pattern so wouldn't recovering those areas still give get me locked out?