How to recover data from damaged device?

Hello, is there any programs or any way to recover data from a completly broken device? By that I mean I cannot access the screen at all to enable file transfer. I also didnt have USB debugging enabled either. Please could someone help? All suggestions are much appreciated.


Smoke me a kipper...
Does the device support USB OTG and does it support display mirroring of any sort (e.g. MHL)?

If it supports OTG then you can use a USB keyboard or mouse to unlock it and enable whatever you need (set file transfer as the default usb connection, enable usb debugging, run a WiFi file transfer app that you push to it from the play store website, whatever). If it supports display mirroring you can use that to see what you are doing. The tricky bit is if you need to use the same USB port for both! I've managed to recover data from a phone with a dead screen by swapping between a USB keyboard and an MHL connection (type some keys, swap to seeing where you are, work out what to type next, swaps again, etc) but it takes patience. Enabling bluetooth and pairing with a BT keyboard (not simple) made things a lot easier. But it depends what the device supports (and also whether it's just the display not working or whether the touchscreen is also not working - if the touch works but not the display it can be easier).


Android Enthusiast
Do you have Google account connected to that Android device. If so, soon as you log into another device with your Google username and password. Google will sync any information that you allowed Google to have previous permissions to. Such as contacts, device settings and games with purchases you made.


Android Expert
If the connection to a computer requires a pin / pattern to unlock the phone first, this solution might not work.