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    Question Touchscreen broken, need to backup files.

    Hi, I'm really hoping someone can please help.

    I accidentally dropped my 2012 Nexus 7 and now the touchscreen won't work. I am trying to backup the data. The tablet turns on and my PC recognizes it when I plug it in via USB. However because I have a passcode on the lockscreen Windows won't show the files on the tablet until I unlock the screen. This is no doubt a security feature. Is there any way possible to either bypass the lockscreen or access my data another way?

    I tried using SkipSoft Android Toolkit but for every option I select it says "Waiting for USB debugging to be enabled".

    2012 Nexus 7
    Android 4.4.x (Can't remember if it was running 4.4.1 or 4.4.2).
    Everything is stock, no root.
    Bootloader version: 4.23

    The problem is that USB debugging is not enabled on the device, so I cannot use adb. Is there any way around this?

    Any help is greatly appreciated.
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    Default Re: Touchscreen broken, need to backup files.

    I suggest using an OTG adapter and a USB mouse plugged into the tablet. This should allow you to enter the passcode using the on-screen pointer.
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    Default Re: Touchscreen broken, need to backup files.

    Thanks for your suggestion. This worked like a charm!

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