droid incredible screen location for usb debugging - begging for your help.
I'll try and keep this short.
My LCD screen is broken, but touch input is still working on my Droid Incredible.
I have been able to blindly put the phone into Disk Drive mode and removed all of my pictures/etc, but I am still not able to retrieve my contacts in this manner. For some reason, the contacts are not synced on GMAIL either....
Essentially, I need to put the phone into USB debugging mode so I can export the contacts to my computer. The trick is, I need to do this blindly.
I was wondering if anyone could give me a detailed step-by-step guide on the keystrokes that it takes to put the phone into debugging mode. By this, I mean I need the locations of where to touch on the screen, with measurements.
If I remember correctly, the easiest way to do this would be to press the following key strokes:
Menu button -> settings (I think this was the bottom right one?) -> applications -> development -> usb debugging check mark
So, if anyone could give me the measurement locations for these key strokes I would be INCREDIBLY thankful. I know that when you get to the settings menu and you have to choose applications, that the scroller may place it in a different position by default. Please let me know how far off the applications one is ASSUMING THAT YOU ARE ALL THE WAY SCROLLED UP IN THAT LIST.
09-17-2012 08:39 PM
Looking at the date you posted, this may be too late to be useful for you. However, in case other people have the same issue I have a few suggestions.
If you have loaded a custom recovery like ClockworkMod, then USB debugging will be enabled while the phone is in recovery mode. From there you can use ADB to pull whatever files you wish. That may be all you require.
If you really want to be able to boot into the normal system and have USB debugging enabled, you should be able to accomplish this via adb shell while in recovery. You should be able to remount the /system volume as read/write and edit the build.prop file to enable USB debugging. You should be able to accomplish this by tacking "ro.debuggable=1" to the end of the file.
One could accomplish this procedure by running "adb remount" to remount the /system partition as read/write, then executing:
adb shell echo "ro.debuggable=1" >> /system/build.prop
...and then rebooting (adb reboot). I admit I haven't tested this particular procedure to enable USB debugging, but I have performed similar build.prop modifications in the past using this generic approach.
(If you haven't rooted your phone, then I would consider that a step 0)
Steps to get into recovery without being able to see your screen:
1. Boot the phone holding the power & volume down keys
2. Release the power & volume down keys after a few seconds
3. Wait another 10 seconds
4. Press the volume down key once to select the "RECOVERY" option
5. Press the power key to select "RECOVERY"
6. At this point, the phone should vibrate if everything has been performed correctly (it is rebooting)
7. After < 30 seconds, the phone should be in recovery mode and executing "adb devices" should show your phone's serial number listed next to "recovery" to indicate it is in recovery mode
8. Proceed with whatever tasks you wish to perform while in recovery (eg. "adb shell" to get a root shell on the device to poke around)
Last edited by Symbiote; 09-30-2012 at 07:32 PM.