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"Smart Phone" Broken Screen Advice

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  1. Poppy

    Poppy grasshopper

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    Have to be smarter than the phone.
    S5. Dropped from no more than 3 feet onto vinyl flooring...Still powers up, can receive phone calls, message alerts.
    Can't retrieve any of my stuff, as screen is broken. Need to type in code on screen to enable transfer of files.
    Can't use the new tools to extract...Can i find an old S5 screen, remove mine and replace- in order to type in code, transfer to new device?
    Have a lot of photo's, files, resumes, contacts...it's been an unexpectedly large loss. Foolish not to have backed up. I disabled the google stuff because i knew it wasn't secure. Look at the yahoo hack.
    Any help would be appreciated.
     
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    Poppy grasshopper

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    You didn't even read the post, did you
    Try again...i knew the title was candy, and you bit...tsk tsk, for a smarty pants.
     
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    Hahahaaa!...oh you got me. Carpet...simple solution. Well done MrS.
     
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    Screen swaps quite easy if it's not a viciously glued one and you can buy the whole digitiser unit cheaply rather than just the glass.
    Glue doesn't make it impossible, just much more annoying.

    S5 a big seller, so guessing someone in Canuckistan will be flogging things like these for a similar price:
    This is a set for just the glass swap:
    Samsung Galaxy S5 Replacement Screen Front Glass Repair Kit WHITE UV TORCH | eBay
    Ones including the digitiser assembly are more expensive - sometimes more than a whole second hand phone...

    If you don't already have them - get a set with spudgers (the prying tools. They are very useful).
    Go slow, and heed the words of the Hitch-hiker's Guide...

    If cowardice strikes, that's understandable, but what the hell - it's a few quid risked to save a few hundred.
    In the UK little shops and shoe repair sort of places charge a variable amount for a new Samsung screen fitting, depending on model it can go from not much to, again, more than a secondhand phone (Many will only actually repair Samsung and Apple, so there's that...)



    Saved pics/lost data.
    Depends what it's backup settings were, or if they were on at all.
    They might be lodged in your google account:
    Photos:
    Sign in - Google Accounts
    Drive:
    Meet Google Drive – One place for all your files
    (log in with your Google/Chrome/Android account. If you haven't got one, then possibly the details you used to set up the phone - I'm a plain android devotee so have forgotten what other systems do.)
    Though as it's Samsung, you might have been connected to their grim system. Used to rely on a horrible program called Kies, but I dunno if that's dead now.

    Last ditch data recovery.
    Something like this might be useful, but I've only googled it up. Can't affirm if it's a good one. There are many more out there:
    How to Recover Lost/Deleted Photos, Videos from Samsung Galaxy

    Good luck, Pops.
    Shamefully, phone-breaking is a modern day tragedy.
    Maybe not worse than Hitler, but somewhere in the Pol Pot area for the first few days.
     
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    I'll be the guy walking around with bubble wrapped phone. ..Hair all staticky.
     
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    It ain't that bad, honestly.
    If you fail - ah well, but if you succeed - TECHNO GOD!

    Watch lots of youtube vids.
    Hundreds of nerds out there explaining the process.
     
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    geeze , nice bit there MrViP. Thanks for that.
    I'm thinking of going back to the 80's. 90's - things were so much easier then.
    Don't have to remember a dozen different codes/passwords for every transaction (that has to be changed every 3 months).
    ..Alaska, i hear you calling.
     
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    Smart phones make for dumb people.

    Happened at the local mall, some years ago.
     
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    Otto No More Half Measures

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    There are always methods to retrieve data. It depends in what you are willing to pay.

    Oh, and you should use google to back everything up. I get that you are concerned about security, but Google is by default more secure than the data on your phone. The recent CIA leaks only confirm that. Better to have the data backed up and available by other means than locked into your phone alone.
     
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    Thanks for that.
    Will do.
    Noticed the new samsung commercial, where the test included testing a pointy thing pressing on the screen. Phone flexed aboot 1/4 inch.
    If my new phone breaks after a 3 foot drop again... samsung will receive a poorly written letter from this author.
     
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    Otto No More Half Measures

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    Phones are actually quite resilient given the amount of use they get. Often they will take a drop or two, but if you catch them just wrong you have a smashed screen.

    A Google account is a good idea as there are many security features attached. It will tell you in someone logged into your account from a new location or device, it is impossible to brute force the passwords, and if you are really paranoid (like me) you can enable two factor authentication to log in. In a pinch it will even tell you where your phone is located if it is lost or stolen. The best feature is that everything is always stored for you in your account. If my phone gets incinerated right now, all I need do is buy a new device, log into my google account, and all my data is there as if nothing happened. Contacts, documents, photos, everything.
     
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    Currently an awesome thing.
    For a few iterations it was patchy, but most recent resets or device shifts are almost magical to watch. (While also ever so slightly unnerving...)
    They are finally getting this stuff right.

    And, yeah, they have my data, etc. etc. etc.
    I make a conscious choice, and I'm happy with the return deal.
     
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    A guy I know set his phone down while operating an industrial guillotine paper cutter...

    Broke_Phone.jpg

    I'm pretty sure replacing the screen won't help.
     
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    Otto No More Half Measures

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    Now he has two phones, lucky guy.
     
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    Slipdigit Good Ol' Boy

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    I dropped my Note 4 last summer and cracked the screen. I found a shop that would replace the screen for me and handed them $180 to do so for me.

    I guess I'm not a techno-god.
     
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    Will it be written in Japanese?
     
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    To confuse the Koreans?
     
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    Google may have some of my info...went to YouTube on new phone and there was history of videos/searches I'd not accessed on new phone.
    Didn't like that.
    I was logged in without ever logging in.
    Quit the cable/Internet.
    TV was zombifying me.
    Just might buy a ukelaili.
    Have to work off this 4 inch screen now...hard to view/use site on phone...so my time here will be limited. Sniff.
    Cheers brothers.
     

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