Retrieving data from Samsung Galaxy S5 with broken screen.
I have had my Samsung Galaxy S5 for quite some time. After an upsetting phone call I threw it in an angry rage, it cracked the corner of my lifeproof case, left small cracks in the screen of my phone and disabled it. I am able to turn the phone on, and occasionally get a clicking noise from the speakers. While part of me would really like to continue using this phone, my number 1 priority is retrieving the data from it. I do have this phone encrypted and running LineageOS, so that may make things a little more difficult.
How do I tell if there is damage done to more than just the screen that would make getting the data off of this phone difficult or impossible
My phone is detected as a device by my windows machine, but it recognizes it as a modem. And as stated previously, the phone does turn on, it just has a blank screen and occasionally makes a clicking noise from the speakers.
Is there a way for me to get the data off of an encrypted phone with a broken screen without replacing the screen?
I am still considering replacing the screen, but given the time and money it may just be time to replace this phone. I've worked hard to keep it running for almost 4 years, and as much as I hate throwaway culture, the time and money invested into replacing a screen may not be worth my effort. Getting data off without replacing the screen would be nice.
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