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Screen broken galaxy nexus: How to turn on USB debugging

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by mianbarray, Mar 11, 2013.

  1. mianbarray

    mianbarray New Member
    Thread Starter

    Mar 1, 2012
    Hi all,

    I broke the screen on my Galaxy Nexus today. I have a pattern lock. All I need is to grab some files from the pictures folder and then I going to buy a new phone.

    I have been reading countless forum postings and have found out that I have to have USB Debugging enabled which I don't.

    Q1: Is there any way to enable USB Debugging without using the screen?

    Q2: "adb devices" doesn't list my GN even though the phone is listed in My Computer. I can open up the device but no folders appear within it because of the pattern lock. I installed "Samsung_USB_Driver_for_Mobile_Phones_v1.5.14.0" recently to but to no avail

    Any ideas? I really hope so...


  2. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ±

    Sep 10, 2010
    N/W Indiana
    Hello there and welcome mianbarray!
    I am pretty sure the answer to question 1 is no.
    The answer to question 2 would be to try and use a different usb cord or a different computer port.:)

    I am not familiar with your device, but I would assume the pix are on the internal memory?
    Wasn't sure if there was a removable external sd card that the pix are on, then the answer would be simple I guess huh? :)

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