1. andymacnexus's Avatar
    Help, S3 screen has gone totally blank, plus when i connect to PC it does not show any internal storage so I cant access all of my photos etc..
    I cant backup/connect to samsung kies either as i need to enter PIN on device and cant as screen is blank and unresponsive? I dont want to lose all the contacts or photos, any ideas greatly appreciated?
    08-27-2013 08:31 AM
  2. Scott Kenyon's Avatar
    Did you happen to have USB Debugging enabled? If so you can use adb to pull the files from the phone.
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    08-27-2013 09:43 AM
  3. GSDer's Avatar
    Until you enter the PIN you won't be able to access any of the content on the phone - that's the whole point of security. You can take a look through http://forums.androidcentral.com/sho....php?p=2868149 - there was some suggestion about being able to use the Samsung website to unlock your phone.

    If you have an MHL<>HDMI adapter you should be able to use it to mirror the phone on a TV. Hopefully the touch screen is still functional so that you can enter the PIN, as I'm not sure how to use a USB-ON-THE-GO setup in conjunction with the MHL<>HDMI adapter.

    Otherwise you're probably going to have to replace the screen to get at your data.

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk 2
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    08-27-2013 10:23 AM
  4. andymacnexus's Avatar
    Thanks , I've had to get the screen temporarily replaced , this then allowed PC to read the memory via USB so I've saved my data. Now using an S4 GPE and backing up to cloud automatically

    Sent from my GT-I9505G using AC Forums mobile app
    Scott Kenyon likes this.
    08-28-2013 02:14 AM
  5. Scott Kenyon's Avatar
    Good move with the cloud backup! I'm glad your problem has been resolved.
    andymacnexus likes this.
    08-28-2013 10:14 AM

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