... or how not to pay for deleting your photos
Another short post. This time, not so retro but it might be handy for some of you ;)
Recently, my son have killed a touch screen on my wifes smartphone for the second time. When he did it last time, I didn't have much time to figure out how to recover photos and other data from it so I simply sent it to repairs.Obviously, they do a factory reset so all data is lost during a process.
However, only lower part of touch-screen worked, so I couldn't unlock a phone and confirm pairing with PC to simply download data.
Also, USB debugging mode was turned off, so no chance to play with FB-ADB.
... and then suddenly I've found one ! and I was like ...
I didn't explore this topic in depth and to be honest, I didn't know that it actually works. It turns out that my wifes old Xperia Z has a USB connector with On-The-Go support.
Below is a poor quality video with a solution :>
Yup, all you need is a simple OTG-Cable with a USB mouse connected to it.
You'll simply get a mouse pointer like on a PC so it boils down to navigating it.
For those not familiar with OTG-Cable, here is an example photo.
Mission complete - data recovered ;)