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Support Nexus 4 screen shattered - will the phone still work?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Libbylu4, Jun 13, 2013.

  1. Libbylu4

    Libbylu4 New Member
    Thread Starter

    Jun 13, 2013
    I recently shattered the screen to my Google Nexus 4 phone. Not just cracked, shattered - tons of spider web lines. I looked up YouTube videos of how to replace the screen and almost ordered a replacement repair kit but then wondered if it's just the screen that's broken or if it damaged the phone, too. Is there any way to tell/test it? The screen does not respond to my touch but still turns on and the color and brightness look fine.

    I guess I don't want to spend $100 replacing the screen only to find that the phone is broken and I really just need to buy a whole new phone.

    Anyone know if I can test if just my screen is broken vs. the phone itself?


  2. scary alien

    scary alien not really so scary

    Mar 5, 2010
    space alien ;)
    Welcome to the AndroidForums, LibbyLu :).

    Sorry to hear that about your N4 :(.

    I'm pretty sure the phone should still be working, even if the screen is not.

    Have you tried connecting your USB cable between the phone and a PC and seeing if you can access / view the files on the SD card?

    That would be a pretty quick and easy way to tell if things behind the scenes are up and working, even if the screen is not.

    Now that's not 100% reliable, but should give you the warm and fuzzies you are looking for :).

    Also, try calling the phone and see if it rings...that will test a few more components and tell you that a few other things are probably okay.

    Best of luck and let us know how things go!

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