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[Q] Turn on USB debugging with broken screen & digitiser

6th August 2013, 04:35 PM   |  #1  
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I have a broken screen and digitiser - I can see nothing at all on the screen and it does not recognise any touch movements.
The phone does appear to turn on and is recognised by my computer.

I want to retrieve all my data - photos, videos etc - from the internal SD card.

Unfortunately I did not have USB debugging enabled when the screen broke.

Is there a solution to achieve thiis?
6th August 2013, 04:38 PM   |  #2  
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I have a broken screen and digitiser - I can see nothing at all on the screen and it does not recognise any touch movements.
The phone does appear to turn on and is recognised by my computer.

I want to retrieve all my data - photos, videos etc - from the internal SD card.

Unfortunately I did not have USB debugging enabled when the screen broke.

Is there a solution to achieve thiis?

Connect with usb and copy your files to the pc You don`t need usb for that.
6th August 2013, 05:00 PM   |  #3  
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Thanks for your reply Gee but that was, oddly enough, the first thing I tried.

The computer recognises the device as a portable media player and there are no files found in the device.
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Thanks for your reply Gee but that was, oddly enough, the first thing I tried.

The computer recognises the device as a portable media player and there are no files found in the device.

Maybe my original post wasn't too clear.
I need to retrieve all my data from the S4, and the conventional method of plugging in to my computer via USB does not recognise any data. Would I possibly have to select to mount the card to view? Either way, this is not an option due to the broken screen.

My next thought was to use ADB to transfer over all the content of the internal SD card, however, my S4 is not recognised using ADB (I assume as USB debugging was not enabled when my phone broke?)

So, is it possible to enable USB debugging without use of the screen on this device?
6th August 2013, 06:56 PM   |  #5  
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Maybe my original post wasn't too clear.
I need to retrieve all my data from the S4, and the conventional method of plugging in to my computer via USB does not recognise any data. Would I possibly have to select to mount the card to view? Either way, this is not an option due to the broken screen.

My next thought was to use ADB to transfer over all the content of the internal SD card, however, my S4 is not recognised using ADB (I assume as USB debugging was not enabled when my phone broke?)

So, is it possible to enable USB debugging without use of the screen on this device?

do you have custom recovery on your phone??
6th August 2013, 09:31 PM   |  #6  
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No, the phone is entirely stock.
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I'm still holding out hope that someone has seen this happen before and knows of a solution for me to retrieve my data?
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Can anyone help me with this?
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Can anyone help me with this?

Impossible bro.
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Impossible bro.

So, I have lost all my photos etc that are on my phone?

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