I have a cellphone with a broken touchscreen, and I’m trying to recover files by remote controlling it. I can see only the top half of the screen and there is touch sensitivity in only the bottom 5% or so (I can barely tap the home button). All of the options I’ve found require USB debugging to be enabled, which I managed to do with a mouse and some lucky clicking. I am looking at Vysor, but I can’t get to that point yet so it’s most likely irrelevant for this question.
I’m stuck on the prompt that shows up when I plug it into the computer, because I cannot have both the mouse and the data cable plugged in to the phone at the same time, and therefore cannot click OK to allow the computer access.
The OTG cable (more like an adapter, not sure if it is technically called an OTG cable since I found it in a random old box) allows both USB-C and USB-A at once, but it seems that if the data cable is connected through this, only charging is allowed.
I tried using a clicker app to click in the area where the prompt shows up after a 30 second delay, but the app apparently can’t go over the prompt screens.
Is there any other way I can do this, either a different cable, a different clicker app, or a different method altogether? It seems like I’m almost there but experiencing a stupid roadblock where there shouldn’t be one.
I have not tried anything with command line because I’m not familiar, but if anyone can offer more specific instructions with that, I am happy to try.
Not sure if the whole cable thing was clear, so my options are either:
Phone << USBC---USBC >> Laptop
Where I cannot use the touch screen
Phone << USBC---USBA << Mouse
---USBC << USBC---USBC >> Laptop
Where the USBC-USBC wire only allows charging