1. SusanHome's Avatar
    There has to be a plan B built into this phone that I love so much. My touchscreen just stopped working and there is no way to unlock it using the D-pad? I have tried soft reset in a number of ways and no luck. Please hurry, before an i-phone person see's my droid is not working!
    bcrestedj likes this.
    02-03-2010 05:36 AM
  2. mjones73's Avatar
    The touch screen is broken? I believe you're SOL til you get a new phone then...
    02-03-2010 08:01 AM
  3. p08757's Avatar
    SusanHome -- See my post in your previous thread.

    If you are not password protected, and use the default lock app the magnet thing I talked about in your other thread will work. I used a small round magnet on my test, and it worked fine.
    jhismo likes this.
    02-03-2010 09:00 AM
  4. SusanHome's Avatar
    I tried the magnet which worked to unlock the phone...thank you. However...it is almost impossible to navigate the phone from the keypad. UGH! On to my own plan b!
    02-03-2010 06:00 PM
  5. p08757's Avatar
    What is plan b?

    Where you able to get your text msg? You wont be able to really use your phone with just the d-pad but you should be able to read that one text you wanted to read
    02-03-2010 08:08 PM
  6. prometheus's Avatar
    Question.... Why was this started as a new thread? One of the main reasons I like this forum is that it is uncluttered. I'm not a moderator and not trying to police it or be mean to a new member .... but please!!! what was the point of starting this new thread?

    Exact same issue, same member, 2 threads started (insert disgusted sigh here)... that's just.... annoying.
    02-04-2010 03:15 PM
  7. PJnc284's Avatar
    root, install sprecovery, backup system. Then steal someone else's droid and restore your image.
    02-04-2010 03:24 PM
  8. largeselection's Avatar
    Or you could install one of the custom 2.1 releases...if I remember correctly one of them had a bug where if you slid open the keyboard it unlocked the screen.
    02-04-2010 08:17 PM
  9. CyD13's Avatar
    root, install sprecovery, backup system. Then steal someone else's droid and restore your image.
    Yes. Lets root and break the warranty so he has to pay in order to replace his phone.
    02-05-2010 01:33 AM
  10. nox's Avatar
    Yes. Lets root and break the warranty so he has to pay in order to replace his phone.
    Or you can revert back to stock so he never broke his warranty.
    02-05-2010 07:56 AM
  11. PJnc284's Avatar
    exactly. root, backup, unroot/restore to default 2.0.1 and return. Which can all be done easily without using the touch screen. Then root and restore the image on the new one. There are backup apps in the market for sms, etc but I'd hate to try any of that with a borked screen.
    02-05-2010 08:04 AM
  12. SusanHome's Avatar
    Thanks everyone! The magnet was a great idea, except the keypad only gets you so far. Verizon and Motorolla have never geard of the screen not working...Verizon is sending me a new phone.

    And Prometheus...sorry to be annoying to you. It was late, I was frustrated and on several chat/forums.
    02-05-2010 09:40 AM
  13. GR2's Avatar
    good news for you
    10-17-2013 04:30 AM
  14. Johana Bravo's Avatar
    WHat MAgnet thing?
    please explain.
    I'm having same problem
    10-21-2013 07:24 PM
  15. bvasyb's Avatar
    try Download MyPhoneExplorer for me works like a charm, lock unlock, install, uninstall and more, I have gingerbread 2.3.5
    02-18-2014 07:19 PM
  16. Henry Hatmaker's Avatar
    I no long have Metro PCS and I'm not able to unlock my one touch Evolve
    12-05-2014 11:20 PM
  17. Angela Kaye Mason's Avatar
    For the Droid 2 Global, simple swipe a magnet across the back...it will place the phone in "dock mode." You can then use your phone using the keyboard. Aggravating, but works until you can get a new phone.
    04-24-2015 12:33 PM
  18. Fresneck5150's Avatar
    i tried the mag swipe on my android metro didnt work what can i do?
    09-05-2015 04:39 AM
  19. tina 12's Avatar
    There has to be a plan B built into this phone that I love so much. My touchscreen just stopped working and there is no way to unlock it using the D-pad? I have tried soft reset in a number of ways and no luck. Please hurry, before an i-phone person see's my droid is not working!
    07-03-2016 01:16 AM
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