How to recover data from a screen-bricked phone?



  • Situation

    I've got a Samsung Galaxy Fame with a broken touch screen. The owner had it protected with a pattern, and as I am unable to make this pattern with a broken screen, I cannot mount the storage in order to backup/recover data.

    Some information:

    • Power, volume and home button are still working
    • I can get into recovery and download mode
    • The phone is stock (No custom/unlocked bootloder and no CWM)
    • USB-debugging is (unfortunately) disabled

    What I've tried:

    • Connecting a mouse using OTG
    • Connecting to the phone using ADB This did not work because I could not mount the sd card because I had no sudo permissions.
    • Using a magnet on the screen

    I would like to refer to the following question that concerns the same problem but did not give me a solution: Android ADB Shell Recovery Mounting



  • This should help you: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2786395. Its a program that can mirror your phone to computer. There is also information to enable USB Debugging if you had that disabled.

    Hope my answer helps!



  • Hello, loggerhead! You can use the Fedora N install in order to be able to run the boot process.




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