Thursday, October 20, 2016

Recovering data from broken screen Android phone - alternative

I was tasked with the issue of getting contact data from a broken Android phone (in this case Xiaocai X9). The touchscreen was functioning erratically, the display was blank, adb/developer debug was not enabled.
I've tried for some time to enable debug by dragging randomly on the screen, making a screenshot (hold down volume key + power) and trying again but gave up after an hour or so.
So: broken touch, broken LCD, no adb.