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Hi

i stupidly dropped my nexus 4 on the floor and the screen completely smashed, the buttons work fine, but my phone is locked so whenever i connect to my laptop it wont backup my files.

Is there anyway i can backup my pictures and videos?

Any help or suggestions will be greatly appreciated, as i have some memoroable pictures stored on there?

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Do you have USB debugging enabled? If so you can pull your picture folder via adb.

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do you have usb debugging enabled? If so you can pull your picture folder via adb.

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hi

no its not enabled as my phone has not been rooted

 
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phone doesn't need to be rooted to enable usb debugging.
 
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hi

no its not enabled as my phone has not been rooted

As goofball2k said, you don't need to root your device to enable USB debugging. In your case though, you can't enable it due to the broken screen.

When your screen is locked and you connect your phone to the pc, does it show the phone? If it does it will probably show no folders inside. Right?

What you need to do is unlock the bootloader, flash a custom recovery and then in the recovery you will be able to use adb pull command.

To do all that you can read efrant's guide (unlock bootloader, flash custom recovery) in this forum, or you can use a toolkit like this guy in your same situation: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2177440

I would recommend efrant's guide as it teaches you the basics on how to use adb and fastboot to flash anything you like.

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Unlocking his bootloader will wipe the device though. He's SOL unless it's already unlocked.
 
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Unlocking his bootloader will wipe the device though. He's SOL unless it's already unlocked.
True, but I think that with "boot unlocker" you can unlock the bootloader without wipe

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Another solution would be to make a backup image of the entire phone memory (see the bootloader unlock sticky thread), but he needs to set a password for the desktop backup first.
 
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True, but I think that with "boot unlocker" you can unlock the bootloader without wipe

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It needs root to work and he can't unlock his device to use an app even if he had root.

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