Way to go!
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I am having this same issue, my screen broke the other day but the phone itself works fine. I plugged the phone into my tv with the HDMI cable and can see the display come up on the tv, but the touchscreen on the phone doesn't work so I'm not able to do anything. And if I try to hook my phone up to the computer via USB, I'm not able to change it to mass storage mode. I'm hoping that using the lapdock, or any of the others may work, but looking forward to a solution with this. I have a few pictures and files that were saved on the internal storage of the phone that I would really like to get back.
I know for sure that a lapdock doesn't need any screen input, if you plug you phone in with the lapdock closed it will give the choose dock mode but once you open the lapdock it push the phone into webtop mode and turns the screen off. I think the webtop adapter would act the same but I've never actually seen one used, but i'd think even a HD station would work as long as you get your it to display out the HDMI and you have a mouse connected.
Curious if you ever found a good solution to this. I'm in the exact same situation with my daughter's RAZR Maxx. I'm thinking ADB might be an option for me but haven't given it a shot yet.
I have a busted screen too. AND a lapdock I bought for $70. I am posting this from my Droid with a 100% busted and black screen via the
lapdock... which by the way RULES. I can NEVER get another phone that doesn't plug into this lapdock. It MAKES the phone. Other Android
phones might compare in some features, until I plug my phone in for a laptop-like interface, that usually ends the debate. Older lapdocks,
like mine, originally made for the first Atrix on ATT are available for like $70 on eBay, brnd new and are EASILY modified for the RAZR.
I was in the same situation with a broken display on a Galaxy Nexus : black screen, no more touch response and USB Debugging OFF.
As I had no lock on the phone (except the SIM PIN) I tried the following (that worked for me) :
Removed the battery (to make sure it was OFF)
Removed the SIM card
Put Battery back in place
Connected to Computer with USB cable
Booted the Phone ON
Soon after, the windows prompt for Portable Device appeared and by immediately clicking on "Open device to view files using Windows Explorer", I was able to access the phone memory and copy various datas to my computer (dwnld documents, pictures, music, etc...)
Worth giving it a try.. thx for your FB,
I have this problem also. I have tried to open it on my computer but when I open it there is nothing in the folder. Can some one expound on the adb option also?
My Droid RAZR died exactly as Benjiman's had but mine is in USB Mode and I'm instead trying to extract my contacts. Can I retrieve it from a file or do I have to use that app? Also... My touch screen doesn't work but the phone still has all its functionality.