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Lock and Unlock Samsung Galaxy S4

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How to unlock my Samsung Galaxy S4 when my LCD is broken?

I have a broken LCD and cannot transfer info to Kies, as I can't unlock the screen. I have purchased a new Galaxy S5 and would like to transfer the data. I have just pulled my S4 apart, however have no idea what I am looking at.

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You should try to remove your SD card, and put it in your new Samsung Galaxy S5. For the other files on your S4, unfortunately, with a damaged LCD, you will not be able to access them without replacing the LCD. You could have the LCD replaced at an authorized repair center, or try to replace it yourself. However, this is not without risk. You're best course of action will be to take your Galaxy S4 to an authorized repair center, and have them replace the screen. Then, you will be able to access your files again through Samsung Kies, and move them to your new phone.

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You will also be able to either sell your old GS4, or give it to someone else, which will either offset the cost of the new Galaxy S5, or make someone's day who might not have had their own GS4. Just make sure you perform a factory reset of your old phone before you give it to someone else or sell it. That way they can start fresh, and you don't have to worry about them sharing contacts or accidentally accessing your email.

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The screen of my Galaxy S4 is broken, and I want to save my data to the PC (password required).

My screen shattered, and I cannot unlock my phone via Kies. Are there any thoughts or is it all lost?

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You can perform one trick before you bring the smartphone to a service center, but the price of the trick may not be worth it. If you have the spare parts, however, you can perform it.

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    Plug a mini-USB(male)-USB(female) mini-USB(male)-to-USB(female) adapter into the mini-USB port of your smartphone.
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    Plug any hub into the USB(female).
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    Plug a USB (not PS/2) computer mouse into a free USB port of the hub.
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    Plug a USB(male)-to-mini-USB(female) adapter into another free USB port of the hub.
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    Connect an MHL adapter for your S4 to the mini-USB(female) end.
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    Connect the other end of the MHL adapter to the HDMI input of any smart television set.
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    Select the HDMI input for your smart television set.
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    Use the mouse to control the cursor on the screen to unlock the device.
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    Then, you can back up your data and perform other procedures before you replace the parts at a service center.
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How to enter a password consisting of alphabets in S4?

I changed the password for my S4 (instead of a 4-6 digit password, I changed it to a 5-letter password), but now I am unable to enter it using alphabets.

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I have a client's S4 Galaxy. NO one knows the pin to get access to it. Is there a way to change or eliminate this?

I am in possession of a client's Galaxy S4. There is a pin on it and no one knows what it is. The owner has died and no one has any idea of what the pin might be. Can this be bypassed

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Kids tried a bunch of times to unlock Galaxy S4 pattern?

Phone is asking for a pin code. Didn't set one up. How do get a default one or something that will work. If I enter 3 more incorrect pin attempts then I will have to do a hard reset & wipe out the data on it. That would be very very bad to recover from, any ideas?

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Yes I put a pin on my S4 and don't like having to put it in every time but I can't figure out how to go back to swipe?

How can I go back to swipe, from using my pin

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My Samsung S4 mini needs a pin of 4 numbers and 1 letter?

I cannot access the letter, as only the numbers show up. How do I activate the alphabet/letter screen?. I have tried: Pressing all available buttons on the screen

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