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I dropped my Samsung Galaxy S2. The screen is black and does not display any commands that can be seen. However I know the power is on, because this morning the alarm went off on the phone and I used the USB cord and saw the battery has 87% life. Please help?

A while back I dropped my Samsung Galaxy S2 which caused a crack within the inside screen (not the outside). The screen is black and I cannot use any of the keys (home, back search etc). Is there a way that I can at least get all my pictures off this phone although I had the phone service discontinued? I have tons of pictures I would love to get off. I took the back off and noticed my phone did not have a SIM card. I see a slot but no card.

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A SIM card does not store pictures; that would be an SD card. A SIM card connects your phone to a cellular network, but an SD card stores your pictures, music, and other files on your phone. If you have an SD card, you can take the card out of your phone and plug it into your computer to transfer the files that were stored on the card. However, if you don't have one, and your Samsung Galaxy S2's screen is broken, you will need to try to connect your phone to your computer using Samsung Kies. Follow the simple steps below to try to transfer your phone's pictures to your computer:

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    Once the application has downloaded and installed, plug your phone into your computer.
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    Follow the onscreen instructions.
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    From here, click the Pictures tab.
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    You can now transfer your pictures to your computer.
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If you can get through those instructions, your phone will transfer its pictures to your computer via Samsung Kies. However, if Kies notifies you that your phone is locked because you setup a lock-screen pattern or password, you won't be able to transfer your pictures to your computer. If the pictures are very valuable to you, you can contact a local phone repair shop to get a new screen installed on your phone so you can get your pictures back.

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Recover deleted files due to Factory Reset?

I have a Galaxy Note2 that was freezing up. I accidentally left my SD card in the phone while doing the reset. Am I able to recover lost files such as photos, files, and contacts?

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Your leaving the microSD card inside the device is fine. The contents on your SIM and microSD card are not touched when performing a hard reset. Your photos and files could have been in the internal memory of the phone that has been erased. To restore contacts and data, use your previous Google credentials. You can resort to our tutorial on how to set up a Google Account on Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (Note2 as well) to see how you can add your previous Google account and synchronize it to get some of your data back.

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How can I reset my Note2 if it won't go past main logo screen?

I've tried Vol up+home+power and it says no command. Before it turned off, it said UID made phone unstable.

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You have one option here then. You will need to reflash your Note2. Open the SamMobile ROM Web page and type "Note II" in the "My model number" search field. Enter your Note2 model name. You can find the model number either on the cover or under the battery. Search for it and download your appropriate firmware by locating your country and carrier on the shown list. You may need to register on the Web site to download files. Then, open our tutorial on flashing Samsung devices and skip step 1 as you have already downloaded the ROM file.

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I'm trying to unlock my phone so I wouldn't have to factory reset my Galaxy S4?

I'm trying to unlock my Galaxy S4 because I forgot the password but when I tried to use the code for the caller fail pad nothing happened now I'm trying to factory reset my phone and its taking longer than what the directions told me

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Can I preform a Hard Reset without the screen working (Black )?

Broken Screen on the S4 and want to wipe it prior to sending it back to the insurance ? any possible way .. I have a lot of credit card info on this phone ..

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Suddenly dead, black screen, won't reboot?

Note3 went kaput this morning. Working 1 minute, sent a text, checked 5 min. later, black screen, doesn't respond to power button, doesn't react to car charger, home charger. I'm going to try your soft reset instructions - sure do hope I don't have to do a Hard Reset - really might need some hands-on help at that point. Do you think soft reset is the place to start?

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Screen is frozen and I cannot access the phone?

My Samsung's screen got frozen this morning, meaning that I cannot access my contacts or the phone itself. Every external button is working normally. I cannot copy my files to my computer since it asks me to unlock the phone and then plug it to the computer.

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Is there a way to resolve this issue myself? I am still transferring all data to my PC?

My device has a blue light and the soft keys are lit up on Samsung Galaxy S6, however it was dropped face down on concrete at hone depot, black screen remains

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My phone changed my passcode on its own, how do I fix it without a reset?

I was trying to get on my Galaxy S4 when suddenly my passcode changed and I have only one more chance until it hard resets thus losing all of my precious data, what do I do?

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Help! I don't want to reset my phone but it looks like I may not have another option?

My son played with the screen until it went to lock down. Now I have "one more chance to enter the correct back-up PIN (which I can't remember) before my phone will be reset to factory mode and I will lose everything! Can you help?

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I want to retrieve my data from S3?

I dropped my S3 and the screen is black, can't see anything. I tried connecting to Samsung Kies but I need to change the settings on the phone, which I can't do. Is there any way to get my data?

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My Note2 is not turning on.. its on stock ROM. I wanted to save all my files before I try Hard Reset?

Battery was swollen. got a brand new battery

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Screen is blank after it fell off and screen is cracked also?

Hi, I dropped my phone, screen is cracked as well at multiple places and now blank/black on starting. Please can you help?

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Hello, I need to reset my phone and in the same time save my phonebook and messages?

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Hello, I need to reset my phone and in the same time save my phonebook and messages

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My S3 is stuck on Galaxy S3 logo, how can I solve this without resetting it?

My S3 is stuck on Galaxy S3 logo, how can I solve this without resetting it

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Notifications for texts is not working unless I am in messaging app?

Galaxy S3 only vibrates for notifications unless being in messaging app then it will whistle

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Samsung Note2 network; I accidentally reset my phone. How can I return the network, the code *2767*3855# doesn't work?

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How do I enter PIN on my Mobile, when the LCD is faulty?

Hi, I want to take backup of my mobile. My mobile fell down & LCD got cracked. I cannot punch in my PIN because of that.. Now to take backup, how can I enter the PIN.. I have tried: Used Kies

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