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Support Retrieving data from a S3 with broken display and screen lock

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by bestivo, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. bestivo

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    I broke the display on my phone. The phone itself works fine I can receive calls with bluetooth. I can connect it to a PC (windows/linux) and see the phone connected. The problem is that my phone has a pin lock and it requires me to enter the combination (obviously I know it, just can't input it) for the connection to become active


    I tried using samsung kies but it also asks me to input the pin number on the phone before it can establish a connection.

    Is there another way to connect to the phone and possibly enter the pin on a computer?

    The only other way (which I haven't tried yet) is to take a part another GS3 and connect its screen to the broken phone. Like in the beginning of this video

    Galaxy S3 Screen Replacement - Frame Change - YouTube!

    I have a brand new GS3 but don't want to take it apart if it can be avoided :)

    Thanks for any suggestions
     

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    Using the screen from my new phone and connecting it to the old phone (just to unlock it) worked fine :) Just in case somebody else has the same problem (hope nobody does)
     
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