Unlock a Samsung Galaxy Note Phone when Your Screen Is Broken
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I am going to show you my Samsung Note3 which I ran over with my car yesterday. I had a big problem because I could not get into the device and I am sure you are here for the same reason. I needed to get my data off the device and onto my new phone.
As you can see I did manage to get it unlocked
But there's a problem -- although you can see the images through the glass a little bit to figure out what is going on I can't interact with this device at all. My fingers on the screen are being ignored entirely.
Luckily if you have a note device (Note, Note2, Note3, Note4) or any note device you do have a pen
What I discovered is the pen works even when finger input on the screen does not.
As you can see I don't have a pattern unlock on the screen like I did before and I can't see my entire screen because part of it is completely dark
What I did was draw my pattern unlock even though I couldn't fully see what I was doing in the dead areas of my screen and it worked to unlock my phone. As you can see it does respond to the pen. I can scroll around and everything works with the pen, so the key is to use your pen.
It turns out I could have used the "Unlock my screen" option from Samsung Find My Phone app so I could easily have gotten into my phone and backed it up.
The second thing that I want to show you is the find your phone app. The Android device manager has a find your iPhone app in it. That is the one I was using. It turned out to be a really bad idea considering Samsung has pretty much the exact same app however Samsung's version has features in it that would have saved me.
What would I have done if I was using a phone that doesn't have a pen
LCD is broken on Galaxy Note3. Is there an app for laptop to remotely control my Android?
LCD is broken & my phone has password on it. I can not get into my phone to even open up my phone to retrieve my data. is there an app to do so?. I have tried: Plugging it into laptop but nothing registers on my computer. I think it was caused by: I broke the LCD when working in attic. I sat on the phone & inside screen is cracked in pieces
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