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17th August 2015, 04:49 PM |#211  
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Can you share your files?
Originally Posted by Ricky Divjakovski

for people who dont have adb enabled, i suggest you contact a kernel developer to automatically enable it in the default.prop and sideload the kernel in recovery!
i broke my S3 on stock so nothing was enabled.
i enabled adb via the default.prop and compiled the kernel and flashed in recovery(sideload).
now i have full control over the device.
thanks for the tool mate! i hope to see it cross compiled for linux soon aswell

Hey there.
I have the exact same situation as you do (a broken S3) and I can't do anything to salvage my files.
Can you please share your custom kernel so that I can flash it?

Best regards,
18th August 2015, 09:29 PM |#212  
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I wrote a very long description of my problem but this forum don't want that I get my data back and I have to do it again...however. Now in short.
The swype thing doesn't work precisely. I can point every dot but can't swype the line around the corner. At the end it draws only straight lines.
So now I try it with posting my resolution and hope for including ... it is : 480x854
I really hope anyone can helps me.
19th August 2015, 07:03 AM |#213  
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Originally Posted by billabongstaff

Hey there.
I have the exact same situation as you do (a broken S3) and I can't do anything to salvage my files.
Can you please share your custom kernel so that I can flash it?

Best regards,

hey, compile this and flash through adb

make sure you change the default.prop values from

ro.debuggable=1 makes the kernel insecure allowing changes from within the kernel
ro.debuggable=1 makes the system debuggable makes the device non adb secure(allows a pc to debug the device via adb)
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31st August 2015, 10:15 AM |#214  
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The gestures seem to work only in one direction. My Nexus 4 screen is broken and it is locked with a pattern lock. Since the gesture control in this application is able to connect only 3 dots at a time, it does not lock out after 5 incorrect attempts and hence, I am not able to reset it with my Google password.
Since the phone is locked, I am also not able to side load any files to help override the pattern lock as I can't access the media storage. Also, I am not able to su into adb shell even though my phone is rooted. I am also not able to change my lock to a code on Android Device Manager since my phone is already locked with a pattern.

Any help on how I can disable the lock combination on my phone?
2nd September 2015, 04:13 AM |#215  
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Broke the screen on my Nexus 5(again) this time real bad.
After some trial and error I was able to get past the adb fingerprint prompt.
this is what I did.

1. Boot into Recovery. on nexus 5 it's Power+Volume Down (check for your device)
2.Pull the adb_keys file
adb pull /data/misc/adb/adb_keys
3.Open your computers public adb key in a text editor
4. Open the adb_keys file you pulled before and paste the key from step 3 and save
5.Push the new adb_keys file back to your phone
adb push adb_key /data/misc/adb/adb_keys
6. reboot
That is what worked for me. Hope this helps.
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