[Sprint/Cricket] Screen Broke How Do I Unlock Phone


Last Updated: 2013-05-22 18:18:30
  1. BobSowle

    BobSowle New Member

    Screen is Broken. I have Samsung Kies to transfer files from phone to computer. But, before I can transfer files the phone must be unlocked from the phone. How can I input the PIN to unlock the phone so I can transfer files? The SD card that was in the phone does not have the pictures and videos I want on it. Apparently they are stored on the phone chip. Is there some way to transfer files from the phones "chip" to a computer or some other device? Is there a computer program that I can use to hack the phone so I can get the information?

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  2. MusicJunkie

    MusicJunkie Well-Known Member

    I'm not even going to lie, I don't know how that's going to work at all. Hopefully someone here can answer your question. I don't have a clue.
  3. Xtremedays

    Xtremedays Well-Known Member

    Have you tried connecting your phone to your pc via the usb cable? It should give you access to the internal storage on the phone by default. It should come up in windows explorer as "phone".
  4. MusicJunkie

    MusicJunkie Well-Known Member

    If there is a password or lock pattern, it'll show up blank. Well, for me it does :(
  5. Xtremedays

    Xtremedays Well-Known Member

    Hmmm.....I don't use a lock pattern or PIN on mine so wasn't aware of that. I wonder if he could use ADB to pull the /sdcard partition from the phone
  6. MusicJunkie

    MusicJunkie Well-Known Member

    :dontknow: *crosses fingers*
  7. BobSowle

    BobSowle New Member

    Yes, but it does not display a file system.
  8. BobSowle

    BobSowle New Member

    What is an ADB?
  9. Xtremedays

    Xtremedays Well-Known Member

    ADB stands for Android Debug Bridge. It is a utility that allows the developers to test their modifications without having to flash everything. It basically accesses the partitions on your phone and allows you to "push" files to them or "pull" files from them while your phone is on. It takes a bit to download and set up. Here is the link to it. Read through it and see if you understand what it is about before trying to use it. You could potentially screw up you phone and have to reflash it if done incorrectly. If you are just trying to pull the /sdcard partition though it should not be an issue.

    Have you tried using recovery to try and mount the internal storage through the usb connection?
  10. damonregan

    damonregan New Member

    Here was my solution. My buddy had a Galaxy Note II with a busted screen and it was locked so we couldn't get anything off of it. He did have the replacement Note II in hand so after watching some of the videos about taking apart a Note II and/or replacing the screen on the Note II we decided to hook up the screen from the new phone to the broken phone which allowed us to unlock it. It's actually pretty simple you just have to be extremely careful when prying the two pieces apart - especially around the power button, volume buttons and any other external connectors so as not too damage them. I won't go into details about taking the phone apart - there are many videos out there of people doing it - but just take your time and don't forget the clip in the battery compartment. The display cable is just above, and to the right, of the battery compartment when looking at the back of the phone. Just hook up that cable to the display on the good phone, put a battery in, and power it up. Again, just take it very slow, and use something plastic, when taking the phone apart.

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