[Q] Broken Screen, Recovering Files without USB Debugging turned on

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Jun 24, 2013
My S3 I9300 screen is completely broken (blank) and I want to recover my photos. I can turn on the phone and it makes all the usual noises therefore indicating that it is working.

I have downloaded the Unified Toolkit from here:


But it seems that I need USB Debugging turned on for me to do anything with the phone - but this is impossible without a working screen...

I can blindly boot the handset into recovery mode - this results in Windows recognising the device (a device with no folders appears in explorer), and so does the Unified Toolkit (serial number is displayed).

Does anyone have any suggestions about how I can proceed? Are there any other tools that I can use? Is it possible to turn on USB debugging some other way?