1. Download our Official Android App: Forums for Android!

can you retried data of a phone with a broken screen

Discussion in 'Android Help' started by Android Question, Jan 29, 2014.

  1. Android Question

    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Posts:
    0
    Joined:

    I'm trying to salvage the data from my gt-i551om the screen appears to be disconnected from the rest of the phone, touch and the three face buttons do not seem to work. the main body of the phone how ever appears to work the volume buttons still sound like they change the ringer volume and the key board lights up when the phone is slid open. just wondering if there is any chance of getting the data off of it at this point.
    thanks for any help.
     

    Advertisement

  2. Rukbat

    Rukbat Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    843
    Posts:
    10,392
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2012

    Jan 16, 2012
    10,392
    2,894
    843
    Male
    Being retired and writing Tasker tasks.
    Fayetteville, NC, USA
    In a shop, the usual method is to connect the front panel of a "parted" phone of the same model (one not working, but saved to use the parts). In a home setting, unless the data is on the internal or external SD cards, no.

    On the external card, just remove the card from the phone, connect it to a computer and copy the files.

    On the internal card, connect the phone to the computer and copy the files from the phone.

    Constacts should always be entered as Account contacts (not Phone or SIM contacts), so they're available on Google Contacts

    And an old computer rule is that any file not backed up on at least 2 independent devices is a file you don't need. (Programmer humor is often backwards - it means that if you need the file you take the time to back it up.) Why 2? If a power surgr takes your phone and computer out at the same time, Dropbox (or the CD at your friend's house or whatever you use) still has a copy.
     

Share This Page

Loading...