[Q] Wife killed her phone, need help
The wife dropped her S4 today and cracked the "inner screen" so there is no discernible display and it doesn't respond to touches.
I just want to wipe the phone clean but cannot find any way of doing so. Keep in mind that the S4 is stock, not rooted... so far:
- adb shell: wipe data (says no permissions)
- Tried to boot into stock recovery and guess at the menu options (didn't work)
- Installing remote control apps (TeamViewer, etc.) but can't get the codes to appear on the screen so that I can use mouse/keyboard on my laptop to control screen, I can only view the screen.
- fastboot -w command (didn't work)
I can see the phone's screen when booted to the Android OS using the "androidscreencast" java program, but because I am not rooted, it will not accept mouse clicks.
Aside from just taking a sledgehammer to the phone, anyone know of a way to wipe the phone so I don't have to press anything on the screen?
Another thing that may help would be for someone to write out the steps to wipe the phone in recovery. (Meaning: "Boot to recovery. Volume down 3 times, press power. Volume down 5 times, press power.)
Basically, I have a smartphone that works, but I might as well be blind!