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    Question Screen completely out - how do I erase data?

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    My daughter dropped her RAZR Maxx which resulted in a small crack on the screen. This despite being only a 3 foot drop onto carpet. I've ordered an Incredible 4G for her to use temporarily while I send the Maxx in for repair. The Incredible will get passed on to her sister.

    The screen was working with some artifacts and discoloration but slowly got worse to the point that the screen is completely out. How can I erase all of the data on the phone and reset it to factory state without seeing the screen?

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    Do you have a micro HDMI to to HDMI cable. If so you can hook it up to your TV and use that screen to view the phone. I think it would work, but never tried with a broken screen.

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    Default Re: Screen completely out - how do I erase data?

    I just remembered that I have SeekDroid installed on her phone. Would it be easier to do a remote wipe? I believe that would erase everything. Yes?
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    That should do the trick. I was gonna tell you to install one of those apps but it would be hard to set up if you cant see the screen?
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    Default Re: Screen completely out - how do I erase data?

    if the phone is useless just step on it a few more times. If your just trying to wipe it and not retrieve data. Just crush it.
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    Default Re: Screen completely out - how do I erase data?

    Quote Originally Posted by K_Daddy View Post
    if the phone is useless just step on it a few more times. If your just trying to wipe it and not retrieve data. Just crush it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by K_Daddy View Post
    if the phone is useless just step on it a few more times. If your just trying to wipe it and not retrieve data. Just crush it.
    Might be a fun stress reliever but my plan is to have it repaired.

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    SeekDroid should be all you need then.

    and i was really wanting to post this... screw it im gunna do it anyways.

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    A bullet could easily solve this.

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    You could even remote install an app from Google play website that allows you to wipe.

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    Does ADB require USB debugging? If so I'm out of luck on retrieving photos from the internal memory.

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    I believe it does

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