1. AC Question's Avatar
    Hey all, regrettably this is another "I dropped my phone" post, however this time the screen is not cracked. Actually I dropped it about 50cm with a flip case over the screen so I thought it would be fine, but a large thumb-sized area of the screen is now non-responsive.

    The problem that this causes is that I can't enter my HDD decryption password on boot, since one of the characters that I need is within this non-responsive patch.

    Does anyone have any ideas to get the phone to boot or to fix the issue? It would be nice to recover some data, at least.

    The two thoughts that I had were, as stated in the question, to a) flip the orientation of the screen, thereby allowing me to type my password or b) to use an external keyboard via micro USB I guess. However I can foresee that perhaps for the early-in-the-boot-process HDD decryption password the necessary software isn't yet enabled to support either of these methods.

    Your input would be greatly appreciated. Cheers.
    05-30-2017 04:42 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! The USB keyboard is a good idea, but you'd need an OTG adapter for it as well (which should be inexpensive).
    05-30-2017 05:42 PM

Similar Threads

  1. Notifications only arriving when screen is powered on
    By freypal in forum Samsung Galaxy S7
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 06-01-2017, 04:16 AM
  2. Why is there an ID card like sign on my notification bar?
    By AC Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-30-2017, 05:58 PM
  3. How to move from internal stoage to an sd card
    By Pumpyumpy in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-30-2017, 05:56 PM
  4. SnapChat App on G6
    By Androidlivesmatter in forum LG G6
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-30-2017, 03:25 PM
  5. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-30-2017, 03:01 PM