• After 15+ years, we've made a big change: Android Forums is now Early Bird Club. Learn more here.

Help Broken S5 with no screen, no home, no internet, and no hope.


Jun 6, 2017
I know I make me asking for the impossible here is my situation...

I was travelling and at the airport my phone was broken. The screen was broken (glass and digitizer) along with the home button. Because I was on a plane it is stuck in airport mode so there is no way to get remote access to it. To make matters even worse I have a swipe pattern lock.

I have plugged it into a HDMI connector and can see it all works fine. I've also plugged in a travel mouse but I cant see the screen to unlock it. I can feel the vibration as I get the combination wrong but I can't get it to unlock (tried for hours).

Does anyone have any idea or know any secrets that I don't?

Thanks in advance.


We've been tracking upcoming products and ranking the best tech since 2007. Thanks for trusting our opinion: we get rewarded through affiliate links that earn us a commission and we invite you to learn more about us.