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display is black after fall - how can I backup?

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alon2

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Oct 18, 2007
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hi
my phone fell down yesterday
the screen has cracks and the display is black
the touch is still working but I cant see what I'm pressing

is there a way for me to backup my data (images, contacts etc.)?

Thanks
 

blackhawk

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Jun 23, 2020
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You need to link up to your PC.
Blind navigation is very difficult but not impossible. Hopefully you already have it set to link up to your PC.
Get some screen shots of your model doing the steps you need to do and use them to help navigate the blackness.
Always redundantly backup critical data...
 

alon2

Senior Member
Oct 18, 2007
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You need to link up to your PC.
Blind navigation is very difficult but not impossible. Hopefully you already have it set to link up to your PC.
Get some screen shots of your model doing the steps you need to do and use them to help navigate the blackness.
Always redundantly backup critical data...
can you please elaborate? what does it mean link it to my PC???
 

blackhawk

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Jun 23, 2020
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well this is not really helpful...
anyone else?
I think you fail to understand the extent of your issues. That's a plural too...
Try hooking it up to the PC. The Android will probably have a pop up asking you if you wish to connect. You need to punch that.
-If- it shows on the PC you're good to go...
 

alon2

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Oct 18, 2007
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I think you fail to understand the extent of your issues. That's a plural too...
Try hooking it up to the PC. The Android will probably have a pop up asking you if you wish to connect. You need to punch that.
-If- it shows on the PC you're good to go...
do I did and fired adb but it says the device is unauthorized...
Since I cant really see the screen - I cant enable usb debugging

I cant see if my android is popping up a message as the display is all back (as the title of the thread say)
 

blackhawk

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Jun 23, 2020
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do I did and fired adb but it says the device is unauthorized...
Since I cant really see the screen - I cant enable usb debugging

I cant see if my android is popping up a message as the display is all back (as the title of the thread say)
You need to guess the popups position. Keep doing it until it connects.
Use a online screenshot of that model with that popup as a template and guesstimate.