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    Default Nexus 4 - Broken Screen - Mouse

    Hello all,

    I just got back from a vacation in Europe where my screen for my Nexus 4 broke. I can tell my operating system is still functioning because I am receiving alerts. The problem is I can't unlock my screen. When i plug my phone into the computer it will not let me into my phone because the screen is locked and it reads as having no files. I bought a plug to attach a mouse to my phone hoping that would help me unlock it. I read that on another thread. I tried to plug it in and it isn't working. I see no cursor.

    Does anyone have any other ideas? I have a bunch of photos that weren't backed up since I was in Europe with no Internet Connection that I really want to get off.

    Thank you!!
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    Too bad you don't have SD...then your photos would be safe.

    Did you try connecting it to a PC? If you can't, then your operating system might not be functioning as much as you think.
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    Default Re: Nexus 4 - Broken Screen - Mouse

    If you have adb enabled you can control it through adb, though it is rather cumbersome to use text commands to emulate touch events.

    The Nexus 4 can do USB OTG, but it doesn't provide any power to connected devices, so you'd need a splitter to provide power to anything you hook up, and then I don't know if it will work without a custom kernel.

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