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    Default Broken Locked S3

    Hi Guys,

    Yesterday i dropped my S3 GT-i9000 and the screen started slowly dying. I could still use it but it was getting darker and darker, this morning it finally died.

    The problem is the phone is locked with a pattern and when i plug the phone into the computer via USB it recognises the phone but since the phone is locked, the phone "appears" empty.

    I know there are many methods to deal with this:
    1: Using mysamsung (i never signed up for that, i know, stupid of me)
    2: USB on the Go (screen doesn't display so it wouldn't work, right?)
    3: Use ADB to pull files (USB debugging isn't enabled... yeah, regretting big time)
    4: Use myphoneexplorer to control phone (one again USB debugging isn't enabled)
    5: Connect via Kies (phone is locked says kies)
    6: Get another S3 and plug the mother board into the working S3 (this is last resort because my friend's phones are still under warranty)

    Long story short, is there a way to soft reset my phone so that it unlocks the phone but still retains my data?

    Thanks in advanced guys!
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    Welcome to Android Central! Hopefully this thread might be helpful: A quick guide to accessing a locked phone with a cracked screen

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