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

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Hi, my Galaxy S3 has a broken screen, I can't see how to unlock it to be able to access it from my PC. Is there a way to see the screen of the phone on my PC?

Hi, my Galaxy S3 has a broken screen, I can't see how to unlock it to be able to access it from my PC. Is there a way to see the screen of the phone on my PC?

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There are ways such as Mymobiler on the PC and WiFi Keyboard + Screen Capture in Google Play which you can remotely install from the PC. The hangup would be that you would need to enable the USB debugging if it was not on and give permission for the app to be from unknown sources under Security.

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How to unlock the pattern of Samsung D Duos if screen is broken?

Samsung S Duos screen is broken and is not working. So how can I retrieve the data?

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Use Samsung's Find My Mobile and then use Kies to transfer the important data.

I am unable to find SDK path when I start the application?

My SR phone screen display has stopped working. I need to recover data from it. Happen to see about Android control program might help in recovering. I installed the app, but I'm unable to find the SDK path. Also, not able to understand how can I recover data from it.

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If you are using ADB tools then the SDK path gets set here: C:\Program Files (x86)\Android\android-sdk\tools\;C:\Program Files (x86)\Android\android-sdk\platform-tools\. This tool allows you to command your phone's operations through the PC including transferring photos and other data you want to save.

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My screen digitizer went out on my Galaxy S3 I'm trying to get files on laptop?

I have a pattern lock so when I plug it in nothing happens it just charges and the buttons on the bottom of the phone light up so I know it still works is there any way I can get these files from the phone back. I have tried: Plunging it in. I think it was caused by: Cracked screen from dropping

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See if you can unlock remotely with Samsung's Find My Phone. You dropped the phone and may be able to get the screen working by taking the back cover off and removing the battery. Take a towel or facecloth and put it between your hand and the screen so that if the glass breaks you will not cut your hand. Then firmly push all over the back of the phone. This may put a loose connection back into place for you so that you can unlock your screen manually.

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

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Phone broke yesterday and I am getting replacement from Walmart?

I dropped it 10 feet to concrete floor. No picture, but it makes some sounds like someone is texting or calling. This morning the alarm went off at 6 AM like usual.

Most likely it is just your LCD display. It is possible that following the procedure mentioned in an above answer will allow you to get your screen working again by pressure on the back of the phone with the cover off. If your phone is not locked then you can still connect it to the PC to transfer data.

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I have a Samsung S4, the screen is broken and there is a pattern lock, how do I access my files via the PC?

I've broken my Samsung S4 screen and can't see anything. It also has a pattern lock which I know, but I am unable to use the touch screen. How do I connect it to my PC and bypass the lock?. I have tried: Tried Samsung /Kies. I think it was caused by: Broken touch screen

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Use the Samsung's Find My Mobile to unlock the phone. With your next phone, make sure you regularly backup with Google or your Samsung Account so that you can retrieve important data should something happen again like this.

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Galaxy S2 display broke and black?

What can I do to gather the data from it. I have tried: Nothing. I think it was caused by: Fell down

Try the trick of pressing the back of the phone while the cover and battery are removed. Beyond that, you can use Kies3 to access your phone with the PC if the phone turns on.

Mobile data transferring to PC by USB cable, but it has pattern lock and touch screen problem?

I have an Android mobile with pattern lock and damaged touch screen, I need to transfer files from mobile to PC , is there any way to transfer files by connecting USB data cable and without touching USB media notification on the mobile. I have tried: Connected USB cable from mobile to PC and its showing mobile icon in the my computer but unable to open the files.

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Download and install ADB drivers. There is a way of enabling USB debugging.

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    Unpack the boot.img.
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    Edit init.rc by selecting Enable ADB, then disable RSA verification.
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    Repack boot.img, and Fastboot flash boot boot.img without flashing.
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    Wait for confirmation that your edit process worked, and flash boot.img to the device.
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    You will not be able to use ADB tools.
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I have a Galaxy S6 phone that is broken, black screen, pin locked?

Can't get pictures off the phone, computer doesn't recognize any folders on the phone. I already had to activate a replacement phone because I have kids. Is there any way to retrieve pics?

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Broke screen and digitizer, data recover?

How can I access files on a phone with a broke screen and digitizer that has a pin lock screen. I have tried: Everything. I think it was caused by: Carelessness

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I have a locked broken Sony Xperia and want to recover my contacts. I've currently got it plugged into my PC?

I have a locked broken Sony Xperia and want to recover my contacts. I've currently got it plugged into my PC... What do I do?. I have tried: Google cloud and SIM. No joy

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I dropped my phone in a creek and the screen is cracked and has water damage?

Is there anyway I can obtain the data from the phone with a locked screen and being broken at the same time? I cannot operate the phone from the screen at all. The screen doesn't lit up and it has a lock code on it. I need to find a way to display the screen on the computer or TV and unlock the phone to obtain access to the files. I have tried: I have already tried the Dr. Phone software and it failed. I think it was caused by: Dr. Phone software does not support the model number for my phone from AT&T

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I cannot find the installed file on my computer to make it launch?

Hi sir, I downloaded the abddriver but then can't find the file on my computer and when I try to install it again, it shows that it is already installed. Please help me find out, how can I find it on my computer after download to launch it. I did not find it covered in the article. Please I need your help in this regard!

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