can you use a computer screen as your phone screen?

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  1. DJTiTaN

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    I washed my phone several weeks ago. all the data is still in the phone but i can't use the screen so i was wondering if there was a way to get the data (such as contacts, etc) either using your computer as the screen, or via the USB cable transferring the system files out.
     
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    oh and apparently its not in debugging mode... of course....
     
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    I wonder if an MHL cable can achieve this?
     
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    i guess the first step is finding out if there is a way to remotely enable debugging seeing as i can't see the screen to enable it which seems to be required with most of the ways i see to see the screen on my PC
     
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    An MHL cable casts your screen to a television. I'm just not sure whether it takes the signal from what's on the digitizer or whether it takes the screen's signal before It makes it to the screen.
     
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    If you can get a hold of the exact same phone you can go through the keystroke and get into debugging mode.
     
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    there is no screen. the flex cable is destroyed, idk if keystrokes will work if you mean screen taps. i might just pony up $30 bucks for the cable, but it seems stupid for a phone i won't be using again to pay that
     
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    i'm not sure what that is. anyway you could link me to how to do this or what it is?
     
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    It allows you to send commands to your phone via USB. However, if Debugging isn't turned on in the phone it is of no use to you.
     
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    Which is one perfect reason why EVERYONE should enable debugging as soon as they get a phone these days. Until the manufacturers and/or Google build in a way to gain access to data directly via USB interface without requiring any user intervention on the phone, we're stuck with USB Debugging as the means to an end.
     
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