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    Default Change Galaxy S4 to MTP mode with broken screen

    I have somehow cracked the digitser on my S4 resulting in an operating phone but a black screen. When I connect to kies, it asks that I switch to MTP connection. Which would be no problem with an operating touchscreen!!!

    Any ideas? I am hoping to read the numerous texts I have received whilst the screen is off.

    Cheers~!
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    Quote Originally Posted by AC Question View Post
    I have somehow cracked the digitser on my S4 resulting in an operating phone but a black screen. When I connect to kies, it asks that I switch to MTP connection. Which would be no problem with an operating touchscreen!!!

    Any ideas? I am hoping to read the numerous texts I have received whilst the screen is off.

    Cheers~!
    No suggestions for that.
    Just offering what you may have discounted already. If the phone is connected to data, you left master sync on, and your Google account sync settings are enabled, you would have access to your sms on your Gmail inbox web page, up to the last sync.

    Sent from my SM-N9005 using Tapatalk Pro
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    For some reason, it's only showing SMS from 2011 in gmail!

    Surely there's a way to force to MTP with a hardware button combo if it is a necessity to connect to kies so you can transfer media. Poorly thought out if not!

    Thanks for having a shot though!
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    Ah. I just remembered a better reply.

    I doubt you would have missed this though. You may be the same person I answered a few days ago with kinda similar issue.
    There is no setting to change from MTP to PTP before connecting but there is for a brief period when you connect the usb to the computer.
    A usb icon and notification comes on the bar. If you pull down the shade you can then check which one. Worth trying without / with kies open. mini usb to phone 1st, phone not locked etc.
    All I can offer.
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    I have no working screen, thats why I can't set to MTP
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Scott-Hepburn View Post
    I have no working screen, thats why I can't set to MTP
    Oh Lor_ Sorry. Brain freeze caused by ice cream. Of course you can't.

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    Default Re: Change Galaxy S4 to MTP mode with broken screen

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Scott-Hepburn View Post
    I have no working screen, thats why I can't set to MTP
    The only way to change it is in the settings. If your display is completely not functioning, you're probably out of luck.

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