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Master Geek

#267977 21-Feb-2020 13:07

This phone was dropped and the screen cracked.  It was quite usable for a couple of weeks then the display started to fail.  The bad news is the touch sensitivity was degraded to the point where the screen was furiously responding to random phantom fingers.  Eventually, the phone ended up at the lock screen but with airplane mode on!  So I now have a phone that is asking for a PIN with 90% of the screen displaying gibberish and not responding to touch.


I have TeamViewer host installed so I'm confident I can access it if I can just get it past the lock screen and airplane mode turned off.


I've tried an OTG cable with a USB keyboard and USB mouse and neither worked.  USB debugging is enabled.


How can I regain control of this beast?

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Uber Geek

  #2425202 22-Feb-2020 00:06
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When my Samsung Galaxy S2 had a short wash in the washing machine, its keyboard immediately stopped working.  But I was able to still access it using MonkeyRemote over adb for a few days and back it up before it died completely.  MonkeyRemote gives you a full screen and mouseable touch operation on a PC.  It is a bit slow, but does the job:


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Master Geek

  #2425269 22-Feb-2020 09:37

ok, thanks for the tip, I'll look into it. Presumably this works over USB (WiFi is probably a no-go 'cos airplane mode is on)?

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Uber Geek

  #2425721 23-Feb-2020 00:13
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Yes, USB cable connection.  You said you had debug mode enabled, so adb should work.  But if you have never used adb, you will need to install that also.

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