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Best way to retrieve data or reset Galaxy S4 with broken screen


Dec 11, 2022
I have an old GS4, I want to either get my data off it OR factory reset it (whichever is easier).

The screen is broken, as in it doesn't display at all. The phone otherwise seems to function, as it turns on and makes noises and the LEDs light up.

I Googled and saw a few possible methods but they're mostly from 10 years ago and some links are broken, and I'm wondering if there is an easier/newer method (rather than messing with the PCB or trying to install the SDK & Droid Screen).

It seems USB debugging is not activated, as plugging the phone into my PC doesn't do anything.


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