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    redsweater is offline

    My wife dropped her S4 Mini yesterday, and now the touchscreen isn't working. We're looking into getting her a new phone, but she'd really like to get the pictures and videos off of the broken phone. They are saved to internal memory (not an SD card), the phone is not rooted/debug enabled, and (according to the web) doesn't have USB OTG (for using a mouse to control the screen).

    As I see it, there are two ways to get the data off the phone.

    1) Fix the touch screen somehow.
    I've disassembled the phone and checked the component identified in this Youtube video (watch?v=4BIhjRhNY9A), but it didn't help. I also disconnected and reconnected all of the obvious ribbon connectors between boards, down to the screen, but that also didn't help.
    Does anyone here have any tips about specific connectors or components to be looking at?

    2) Extract the data with a tool
    dr.fone supports the model with a custom bootloader that can access internal memory. The free trial shows all the data we want. We just need to decide whether to pay the $40 for one-year license for the recovery software.
    Does anyone know of a cheaper (or free) alternative? Otherwise, this looks like the simplest way forward, but I'm willing to poke around at the components a little longer to get the screen working enough to unlock the phone and save the money.

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    ZOEEE is offline


    Re: Recovering data from Galaxy S4 Mini

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