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How to retrieve photos from broken OnePlus?

Discussion in 'Android Help' started by ltnielsen, Nov 9, 2020.

  1. ltnielsen

    ltnielsen Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Hi all,

    Hope someone can come up with a good idea to help me out. I have a OnePlus 3 that I have been very happy with. I dropped it recently, though, cracking the screen. No worries, still worked, although the glass was peeling away in one corner. Then yesterday, the screen suddenly went all black with a few green lines across showing up.

    The phone was pretty old, so I've ordered a new one. Did not want to repair it.

    BUT, I have been stupid enough to not activate any kind of cloud backup for photos etc. So my question to you all is: Can we find a way to 'break into' the phone without being able to see and (i think) control the screen?

    Some additional info:
    -It's a OnePlus 3
    -No, I did not use google photos or anything similar.
    -The phone is still alive. It activates when called or when recieving a text. I'm basically still logged in.
    -I assume it is not debugged. Nothing happens if I connect it via cable to my computer.
    - I've tried several of the phone-rescue softwares (EasyUS, Phone Rescue, Dr.Fone etc.). None of them register the phone.

    The only solution I can think of is to pay to have the screen changed. But since it when all black, I suspect it may be more complicated (and expensive) than the typical screen replacement.

    Any help?

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  2. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    Have you tried a different cable?
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  3. ltnielsen

    ltnielsen Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Hi Dannydet. Thank you for you interest. Yes, I have indeed tried another cable. That would have been a very nice solution, though :)
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  4. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum

    It sounds to me like just a screen replacement. If that's an option, you could try that. One other solution might be able to hook it up to an hdmi adapter and view the screen via a TV.
  5. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
    VIP Member

    Unless you specifically turned off the "transfer" function in Goggle Photos your photos will be there. It's the default.
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