How to recover files from a broken smartphone

by Kelvin
How to recover files from a broken smartphone

Have you broken your phone? Has an unexpected accident caused tremendous stropicity? Before sending it to repair and losing all the data it contains, it is possible to recover all the photos and other memories you have inside. Next we will teach you to recover the files from a damaged smartphone.

How to recover files from an Android with the help of a computer

To recover data from your broken smartphone you can count on the help of your computer. Before starting, we must activate USB debugging in the configuration of the Android device, to ensure that the smartphone will be recognized by the PC.


It may happen that even if the smartphone is connected to the computer we do not find the data we were looking for. Don't worry, there are a number of very useful programs to solve these types of problems.

Recover data from a damaged smartphone via USB. © AndroidPIT

Wondershare MobileGo Android is a very easy to use PC application. You just have to follow a few small steps to achieve your goal:

  • Start the program.
  • Connect the smartphone through a USB cable.
  • Wait a few seconds…
  • Once you recognize the device, select the data storage location.
  • Then select the files you want to transfer.
  • Wait for the transfer to finish.

Wondershare MobileGo Install on Google Play

How to recover data with a broken screen

If it still looks but the screen does not respond

Your smartphone has been dropped and now it is impossible to use? This is one of the most common cases: the device is on, but the screen is black and does not respond when we touch it. Although the screen is broken we can recover the data and files.

For terminals that support the USB OTG protocol, the screen can be controlled thanks to a computer mouse. You just have to connect the mouse, or much better a mouse and keyboard combo, to your smartphone using a USB OTG cable or connector and we will have the mouse pointer ready to click. This way you can use the device as if it were a computer.

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If the screen does not look very good or is off

Another option is to take control of your smartphone directly from the PC. There are applications like AirDroid with which we can take control of the device but we have to have them installed before the accident happens.

AirDroid: Remote Access Install on Google Play

Cyanogen co-founder Koushik Dutta has developed Vysor, with which we can control our smartphone from a computer. For this we must install the application in the terminal, which we can send from Google Play, logged in with our account from the computer. Now install the plugin for Chrome and the drivers and you can start. Here are detailed instructions for installing and using Vysor.

Vysor – Android control on PC Install on Google Play

Another alternative is Droid @ Screen. With it we have the opportunity to see the screen of the Android device on a computer, as if it were one more window. To use it we need several things:

  • Have the Android SDK installed (it comes with Android Studio).
  • In a command window in Windows (run> cmd) point where the Android SDK is with: set ANDROID_HOME = C: installation path android-sdk
  • Have the USB drivers of the Android device installed.
  • Connect the Android device through a USB cable to the computer with USB debugging enabled.
  • Run the JAR file we just downloaded with the command: java -jar droidAtScreen-1.2.jar

After a few seconds we will have a window with the screen of our smartphone.

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Preventing is important: make backup copies

Our smartphones They contain a series of very sensitive data that is convenient to ensure. There are several ways to do it: hide the files you want to protect, block applications to restrict access, use guest mode, make backup copies in the cloud or put passwords to applications.

The best way to secure all the data that our smartphone contains is to make a regular backup. That is, save a copy of the data to be able to recover it even if you lose your device.

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There are several applications to make backup copies in Google Play with which we can transfer data and make a back up on our computer In a few steps we can have our data safe. Easy Backup is a simple application that allows us to save our data in the cloud or on the SD card.

Do you have any more tricks to recover data from a broken smartphone, with the screen broken or not turning on?

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