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Re: What to do with a broken Galaxy S3?
1) Bumping after less than a full day is frowned upon in most forums.
2) You could hope to find another one, this time with a bad motherboard. Then you could make one working phone.
3) Plug the phone into your computer, using a USB cable. Run adb https://developer.android.com/tools/help/adb.html If USB debugging is enabled in the phone, you'll be able to get a shell (the shell command, of course), then you're in a Linux shell. (I won't insult you by telling you what to do next.)
4) To turn it into an emulator, first, Bluetooth would have to be enabled. You probably stand a 50% chance of that. (Many people don't use Bluetooth for anything, so they keep it off.) And you'd have to push (with adb) an emulator app into the phone, then install it (with adb) and write a shell script to run it at boot.
Or you could haunt a few independent repair shops and see how much you could bargain a screen replacement for. If you're thinking of using it as a phone eventually, call the carrier and ask if it's blacklisted (the IMEI, which you'll need, is on a label under the battery.) It''s possible that once the owner found out how much it costs to replace the screen, he decided to just buy a newer phone, and trashed this one - and it's still usable.
You could also sell it on ebay as a parts only phone. (Check the black listing anyway - a motherboard not on the blacklist is worth a lot more.) Or maybe trade it to a local repair shop for future whatevers. (I had a few people I dealt with like that back when I had my stores. As long as the phone was legitimate - not stolen - they'd get a free little repair ["little" repairs used to run about $50/hour] or a really deep discount on a phone or something like that.) Maybe even trade it for a working but older Android phone. You don't need much for an emulator.
There are many ways to skin this cat.