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[Q] how do i unlock screen LG G2 after its LCD is broken

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6th January 2014, 04:34 AM   |  #1  
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my LG G2 is dropped on granite floor and it fell on its top left corner shattering the corner and breaking LCD. a notification came on the screen telling that the LCD is broken and all i can do is receive calls by pressing both arrow keys and shut down the alarm.

when it to my Mac via its USB, mac does not recognize the device as i had set up to ask for confirmation if it should mount the disk or just charge (i generally charge it on USB port in the car and computer). however, i cannot unlock it as i have set up lock screen pattern and the pattern crosses the breaks resulting in me being unable to unlock the screen.

i'm sure somebody else also should've gone thru this experience but have been successful retrieving pix and contacts before factory resetting to send it for replacement. can i get some help unlocking the screen in this situation to just get all my data out. thanks in advance.
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my LG G2 is dropped on granite floor and it fell on its top left corner shattering the corner and breaking LCD. a notification came on the screen telling that the LCD is broken and all i can do is receive calls by pressing both arrow keys and shut down the alarm.

when it to my Mac via its USB, mac does not recognize the device as i had set up to ask for confirmation if it should mount the disk or just charge (i generally charge it on USB port in the car and computer). however, i cannot unlock it as i have set up lock screen pattern and the pattern crosses the breaks resulting in me being unable to unlock the screen.

i'm sure somebody else also should've gone thru this experience but have been successful retrieving pix and contacts before factory resetting to send it for replacement. can i get some help unlocking the screen in this situation to just get all my data out. thanks in advance.

Same here... Were you able to unlock and access data? Hard to believe there isn't a ADB command
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Simple fix! OTG cable and a mouse will unlock!
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LG G2 Screen Broken and unresponsive, Passcode on, Please Help!
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Simple fix! OTG cable and a mouse will unlock!

Hi,

Saw you post, and have the same situation. I have an LG G2 with passcode on, and broken, unresponsive screen. Need to access to get pictures of my kids off. But, need more information. How does an OTG cable and mouse perform the unlock on my phone? How do you get a mouse with a Micro USB connection at the other end?

Thanks!
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Hi,

Saw you post, and have the same situation. LG G2 with passcode on, and broken screen. Need to access to get pictures off. But, need more information. How does an OTG cable and mouse perform the unlock on my wife's phone? How do you get a mouse with a Micro USB connection at the other end?

Thanks!

an otg cable allows you to plug in usb devices like mouse/keyboard/pen drive to your phone
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an otg cable allows you to plug in usb devices like mouse/keyboard/pen drive to your phone

Thank you for your quick reply. I understand the concept. But, most micro usb cables have a micro connection at one end and a standard connection at the other. Mice tend to me wireless OR hard-cabled. Are you saying I need a mouse with a removable micro usb cable?

Since I will likely have to buy a mouse that I don't actually need (I have plenty), please clarify... does plugging in the mouse to my phone automatically unlock it like a hard access key? Or do I have to use the scroll wheel to move around my screen?

Thank you again!
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Thank you for your quick reply. I understand the concept. But, most micro usb cables have a micro connection at one end and a standard connection at the other. Mice tend to me wireless OR hard-cabled. Are you saying I need a mouse with a removable micro usb cable?

Since I will likely have to buy a mouse that I don't actually need (I have plenty), please clarify... does plugging in the mouse to my phone automatically unlock it like a hard access key? Or do I have to use the scroll wheel to move around my screen?

Thank you again!

plugging in mouse allows you to control phone like in computer, you use a mouse on phone and can unlock it, open apps, text/etc

also wireless mouse work with it as long as it has a usb adapted then you can use it with otg(I have a wireless mouse and have used it before)

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