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Reset Samsung Galaxy S2, S3, S4, Note2, Note3 Without Losing Data

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GT I9300 has a broken screen so I cannot access my phone?

My problem is a bit complicated as my screen is broken and I have a lock pattern on it, USB debugging is off and I cannot access my phone with USB. Any ideas? Thank you in advance.


Unfortunately, since your display is broken, your USB debugging is turned off, and you have a pattern lock on your phone, you won't be able to do anything with it. You will also not be able to backup your data. If you logged into a Google, Dropbox, OneDrive, SugarSync, or any other type of cloud storage account on your device, some of your data may automatically have been saved. Unfortunately, you won't be able to back up any of your data, and you cannot perform a Factory Reset since the screen is broken. The only thing you can do is contact Samsung and schedule a repair for your screen. They may even be able to save your data if all that is broken is your screen and not any internal components.

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Disassembled phone. Replaced front glass. Battery out for 24 hours. Swype screen will not respond?

Need to reset? New glass. Battery out for 24 hrs. Powers on OK. Can not Swipe at weather screen to access main menu


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