How To Turn On USB Debugging With A Broken/Black Screen Part 2 | Olivia Henry

How To Turn On USB Debugging With A Broken/Black Screen Part 2 | Olivia Henry


Hey guys, it’s Olivia and I’m back with another
video. So almost a year ago, I made a video called
“How To Turn On USB Debugging With A Broken/Black Screen” and that is my most popular video;
it has over 160,000 views and counting. It gets about 600 – 800 views every single
day, and this video is a part 2. Not necessarily because part 1 is irrelevant,
it still works; I’m still getting people commenting almost every single day thanking me for helping
them, so part 1 definitely still works. But obviously no solution is going to work
for everybody, and so I’m not saying that this video is going to work for everybody,
but maybe it can help more people. So this is a part 2 to that video, so maybe
if part 1 didn’t work for you, which I highly recommend watching part 1 because it has worked
for a lot of people, but if you have watched part 1 and it didn’t work for you, then hopefully,
fingers crossed, hopefully this part 2 will for work you, and you can start using your
phone even though the screen is broken. So as I said, there is a part 1 to this, part
1 is more or less free. There are a couple of things that I linked
in the description that you can buy for part 1 to make part 1 a little bit easier, however-,
watch the video, if you’ve watched the video you know what I’m talking about. Part 1 doesn’t require you to buy things to
make it work. So part 1 is free. This is part 2, you’re going to have to spend
a little bit of money, it’s going to be under $25 which is a lot cheaper than getting your
screen replaced. But money is money, so if you want to check
out part 1 I highly suggest it, but this is part 2. So, if you have an older android phone, then
it probably uses micro USB. If it does, then you are going to have to
buy this dongle right here. If you have one of the new androids and it
uses USB C, then you’re going to have to buy this dongle right here. And so basically, you need to buy one or the
other; not both. This one is $11.99 off Amazon, and this one
is $19.99 off Amazon. So you need either one or the other, and we
are going to use these. And then the other items you probably already
have at home so you don’t have to buy them. You are also going to need your phone charger,
so that’s easy because that came with the box. And you’re going to need a USB mouse, which
if you have a desktop in your house you probably have a mouse. And you’re going to need an HDMI cable, which
is probably already plugged into your TV, so just plug it out of your TV box and use
that one instead. So to recap, you need 1 of the 2 dongles depending
on which one your phone uses, you need a mouse, your charger, and your HDMI cable. And now I’m going to show you how these work. So now I am just kneeling in my living room
in front of my TV, and as you can see it says, “check signal cable,” and that’s because nothing
is plugged in. But our TV is what we are going to use in
order to see our phone screen so that we can turn on USB Debugging. And one thing I want to mention before you
buy either of these dongles is, check if your phone is OTG compatible. So, just because your phone uses micro USB,
doesn’t mean that this cord will work. For example, here I have a really old android
phone, it is the Samsung Galaxy Core LTE, and it does take micro USB, this is the micro
USB dongle, however, it doesn’t fit. It will not go in the phone, because this
phone is not OTG compatible. So before buying these dongles, go onto Google
and type in, “Is *the model of your phone* OTG compatible?” If yes, you’re ready to go. If not, then unfortunately this method will
not work for you. But as I said earlier; there is a part 1,
this is the part 2, part 1 could very well work for you so check out part 1. So the phone that we’re going to be using
as examples today are these 2 Samsung Galaxy Note 2s, which both take micro USB, and then
I have a Samsung Galaxy S8 which takes USB C, just to prove that it works with both types
of phones. So first we’re going to start with the micro
USB phones, aka this plastic dongle right here. For this dongle to work, it requires a power
source, and also I’ve found that it only works if you plug in your objects in a specific
order, so that’s what I’m going to show you. So, first you have your phone. Plug the dongle into the bottom of the phone,
okay? Then, you have your charger, the other end
should already be plugged into the wall or into a computer or something. So there is a port for that, so we’re going
to plug that in. Then, you need a USB mouse. So we’re going to plug that into the dongle. And then you will see that your mouse turns
on; you can see the red light from the mouse. And then finally, we are going to plug in
the HDMI cord. So one end is plugged into the TV, and then
you’re going to plug the other end into the bottom of this dongle. And then, the phone has now shown up on the
TV screen. So I know that it is overexposed, but there
is a password on this phone. So that was something that people had questions
about in the first video, “What do I do if I have a password?” Well this phone has a pattern password. So what I’m going to do is, I’m going to use
my mouse because there is a cursor on the screen; and I’m going to use my mouse to draw
my password. And there we go, the phone is unlocked. And then from this point, all you have to
do is turn on USB debugging. So this phone uses, I believe, android 4.4.2,
so this is how you get there from this android version. You go to Apps, you go to Settings, and then
for some reason it turns horizontal but that’s okay. And then you’re going to go to More, and then
you’re going to scroll to the bottom. So as you can see I already have Developer
options, but you’re not going to have that because your USB debugging hasn’t been enabled
yet. So then you’re going to click About device. And then you’re going to scroll to Build number
and you’re going to click it 7 times. But as you can see for me, it says I don’t
have to because I already have it enabled, but you’re going to click it 7 times. Then you’re going to go back, then then your
Developer options will appear. You will click that, and then you will scroll
to USB debugging. And as you can see I already have it checked,
but I can uncheck it; now it’s gone. And then I’ll check it again, and then you’re
going to get this popup, and then you’re going to click OK. And now your USB debugging is on. So now we’re going to quickly switch to the
other Note 2, just so that I can show you something else really quickly. So now I have the other Note 2 plugged in,
and as you can see this phone has a pin password. So I just wanted to show you that this works
with all types of passwords, because you can use the mouse to type your password. So with the other phone it had a pattern password,
this one has a pin password, and let’s say you had one where your password was a word
per se, like, let’s say your password was, “hello” and then a keyboard would show up,
well then you can use the mouse to click the individual keys on the keyboard. So I’m just going to show you that it works
with a pin password. So I just created a simple password for the
sake of this video. So, 1-1-1-1, and then click OK. And then now as you can see, the phone is
unlocked. And then this is running the same android
as the other phone, android 4.4.2, so then you would go to Apps, Settings, and go through
the steps that we just went through, and then turn on your USB debugging. So now I just unplugged the Note 2, and I’m
going to unplug all the other cords from this dongle because we no longer need it, because
we are now moving on to the S8 which doesn’t use micro USB, it uses USB C. So we’re going
to use this dongle. Thankfully, this dongle doesn’t require you
to have to plug things in in a special order, you just plug it in and it works. And also this dongle does not need a power
source, so you are not going to have to plug your charger into this for it to work. So I have the S8, and I am going to plug this
here in the bottom. Then I’m going to plug in the mouse, and as
you can see the mouse is on because of the red light on the bottom. And then I am going to plug in the HDMI cable. And then the phone will show up on the screen. Firstly, sorry for the horizontal blinking
lights, it’s because I have a camera pointed at a TV, but I hope you can bare with me. Um, this phone does not have a password, so
what we’re going to do is we’re going to take the mouse, and we’re going to click and drag
as our swipe, and now as you can see, the phone is unlocked. So then all you’re going to do is go through
the phone and find your USB debugging settings. This phone runs android 9 I believe. So what you’re going to do is go to Apps,
and then go to Settings. And I don’t know if you can see this, but
then you’re going to go to About phone, Software information, and then you’re going to click
the Build number 7 times. You’re going to go back twice and then you’re
going to see Developer mode options, and then you’re going to turn on USB debugging. So with every version of android it is slightly
different. For some you might have to go into an extra
folder, but basically what you need to do is find your About phone, and then you need
to find your Build number, and then click it 7 times in order to unlock your Developer
mode options, and then when you go into your Developer mode options you’re going to turn
on USB debugging. So I just showed you 4.4, and then this other
phone runs 9.0. So if for your phone it’s a slightly different
way to get to USB debugging, let’s say you just followed what I just said and then you
didn’t find it, what you’re going to want to do is go onto YouTube and type in, “how
to turn on USB debugging” and then type in your phone model, and then just follow that
video. And now you can see your screen and operate
your phone, and then follow that and then you’ll turn on USB debugging. Now I’m going to show you why turning on USB
debugging is helpful. Although you probably already know that because
you want to turn it on, and you know why you want to turn it on, but I’m just going to
show you one of the things you can use once you have turned on USB debugging. So now I am in my room, and I’m just sitting
at my desktop because this is the computer that I have Vysor downloaded on. So Vysor is a program that you can download
onto your computer that you can use to see your phone screen. So we had our little dongles, and we hooked
it up to the TV, and that’s good and all, but it’s like, do you want to do that every
single time? Like what if somebody in your house is watching
the TV and you’re like, “Nah sorry, you can’t watch the TV because I want to use my cellphone,”
right? *laughs* So that’s not the most convenient
thing ever. So right now I’m sitting at my computer,
and now I’m going to show you my screen. So this is what it looks like, and this is
the Vysor program. And then it says that, “No device is found. Make sure android USB debugging is enabled.” Because right now here is the phone that we’re
going to use, and it is not currently plugged in. So this is the phone that I used in the original
video, um, in part 1. And as you can see when I click the side button
these 2 lights come on so you know that the phone is on, but the screen is not, is not
working. So I’m going to take this charger right here,
and I’m going to plug in the phone, and then we’re going to look at the computer. And there we go, the phone showed up. So if I click View, it’s connecting to the phone. And here we have the phone, and so now we
can just use the mouse and type in our pin. Oop-, clicked 1 four times then click OK. And then here we are in the phone. And so this is a lot more convenient; just
plugging in your phone and having Vysor open, and then viewing it. Instead of having your dongle and plugging
everything in in the correct order, and having to be on your living room floor trying to
operate your phone. And another reason why people want to be able
to see and operate their phone is because they want to get the files off of it. So if I go to My Computer, and as you can
see on the side here it has my phone and the files are visible. That actually doesn’t have anything to do
with USB debugging; that actually has to do with the way your phone is read. Like, have you set it up to charging only
when you plug it into your computer, or have you set it up for file transfer? So if we go back over to the phone, if we
scroll down from the top, oop- that’s not what I wanted to open. If we scroll down from the top, you will see
this right here which is showing how the phone is connected. So if I click this, on this particular phone
I have these 2 options. So I have Media device (MTP) and Camera (PTP). So you want your phone to be connected as
a media device, which makes it so that you can transfer your photos. Like, this one, the other one is the camera option,
so I guess it would do the same thing, but this is an old version of android. With the new version of android I believe
you have Charging only, File transfer, Media transfer, and all this stuff. So whichever phone you have, you’re going
to want to scroll down from the top, and then find your file transfer which is going to
be able to transfer all your files. And then you’ll be able to see all the folders
in My Computer. So in the first video that I made, when I
was talking about taking screenshots to view your phone, some people were saying they couldn’t
view their screenshots and they thought it was because of USB debugging, and USB debugging
has nothing to do with your screenshots; that has to do with how your phone is read when
you plug it into your computer. So now if you have USB debugging on and you
still weren’t able to see your folders on your phone, then you plug your phone into
your computer, operate it using Vysor, scroll down from the top, and then you will see your
USB settings, and then change it to file transfer and/or media transfer, and then your folders
will show up in your phone, and then you will be able to get everything off your phone. So yeah, that is this video. I know that it was kind of long, but I just
wanted to show you everything, because there were- I wouldn’t say flaws, but were some things
that didn’t get mentioned in part 1, so I wanted to mention it in this part. Like how in part 1, “what if your phone has
a password?” because the phone that I was using didn’t have a password on it. So I wanted to answer that in this week’s video;
how to solve that. And since you’re going to be using an HDMI,
you’re going to be able to see your phone screen, so you can see your password on your
phone, and then you can use the mouse to type your password. So I really hope that this resolves the issues
for a lot of people. So that was one of the issues with passwords. And the second one was people weren’t able
to access their phone because they didn’t have the right USB setting for when their
phone was plugged into their computer. So I have resolved both of those things. If you have any other questions, feel free
to leave them down below. I might even make a part 3 to this; hopefully
it won’t take me another year to come up with a part 3. But if you have any questions feel free to
leave them down below and I will try my best to answer them. I have responded to, I’m pretty sure every single
comment on the first video; it has like 700 comments and 350 of those comments are mine,
because you say something, I say something, you say something, I say something. So half the comments on that video are mine;
I do respond to my comments, so if you have any questions, feel free to ask me and I will
try my best to answer them. But that is all for this week’s video, I hope
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53 thoughts to “How To Turn On USB Debugging With A Broken/Black Screen Part 2 | Olivia Henry”

  1. Didn’t work, not sure what I’m doing wrong. I did all the checks and followed all the steps. I have a samsung s5, any other tips you can suggest.

  2. I am having note 8 screen broken mobile.. I have not enabled usb debugging… Can I still use HDMI dongle to change the settings.. kindly help me with this issue

  3. OK, just ordered all the bits off Amazon.
    About to try this. Pray for me 🙏🙏

    EDIT: OMG it bloody worked, it actually bloody worked!
    I have a P20 Pro💯💜
    Thank You!

  4. I have an S10 plus. Screen broken and black. I want to try this method to enable USB debugging to Access pictures etc. Has anyone already tried this on S10 and can confirm that it works?

  5. Hi, I would like to try this method, but I'm a little confused as to which dongle I need to buy. I have a Huawei P20 Lite. It is OTG compatible. Could you just tell me which dongle I need to buy? What do I type in the amazon search bar? I have the new universal charger. Thank you so much in advance! I hope this will work, my touch screen is absolutely non responsive.

  6. Please help me. Do we really need to purchase this hub. Can we use an otg cable and an HDMI cable and just connect mobile to my pc. See the screen then connect mouse do a click and then connect to tv then connect to mouse then do a click like that in part one video. Please try to understand what i m trying to say.

  7. Great video Olivia! I would like to implement the solution in this video for my broken Samsung S7. Unfortunately the S7 has a 5 pin micro USB and the micro USB adapter that you used is different (11 pins). I looked high and low for a similar adapter but no luck. Suggestions? Thanks!

  8. Awesome content Olivia.

    Liked and subscribe!!

    However, I cannot get past part one this video let alone proceed onto this stage. Problem here is my S7 Edge is broken, has lost touch, and also has a password (or pin…I cannot remember). When I connect it to my computer, the device is not recognised because it is locked, so I cannot implement the screenshot procedure. I have looked at password removal tool such as dr.fone, however, it will also erase all my data which I do not want.

    Any advice on this? Thank you

  9. Does it make any difference if I would plug my phone using the hub to a pc monitor or a tv? Plugged it to my monitor and can see mobile screen blinking but cannot click on anyting…

  10. I'm struck with usb charging option… can't access the data transfer option..is there anyway I can change it to file transfer?

  11. Hi Olivia, please is the dongle the same as the simple OTG cable? and I have also been trying to use vysor, it just keeps saying no device found, even after I have reset and reloaded vysor. Please what do i do about this?

  12. Hi Olivia, My phone is OnePlus 3 and the screen has gone black can I use the OTG Type C for debugging? Thanks!!

  13. Ok I'm gonna try this on a galaxy s7. My babies first everything is on this terribly broken phone and I can tell I can unlock it sometimes but my computer says I need to unlock the phone AND say yes to letting my computer access it.

    Gonna do sme research now

  14. Since it says my phone needs to support MHL for the first Micro USB Hub, which it doesn't, I am not sure what to buy. Can I somehow see my screen by connecting a USB Cable? I have the following options:
    Buying a standard Micro USB to USB A cable, connecting my PC to it via a double USB Input adapter and a USB A to A cable
    or buying the same cable and connecting a USB C phone to it
    I can't see the files when directly plugging the phone into my Computer, USB debugging is disabled, screen is completely black.

    Edit: I found a 5 pin Micro USB to HDMI cable, but it doesn't have mouse support.

  15. I'm going to try this! I ordered this dongle: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07GBK78L5/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=A31AB997DIXUGP&psc=1. The one you gave link to (thank you) was not going to arrive until Oct. 30th, and I am not that patient. I broke my Samsung Galaxy S4 over the weekend, and now I want to get the data transferred to a different phone. Wish me luck. I will update, as to whether it works or not.

  16. hi Olivia I’m trying this methode with a Samsung galaxy a520 and I have no screen coming up when I plug the hdmi cable. You have any idea the reason why?

  17. I have Samsung Galaxy J8….The screen has became black and the USB debugging is disabled… please provide a solution by which I can enable debugging and restore my data

  18. Olivia You the best.

    My samsung s9 sreen got broken in the gym can unlock with fingerprint but nothing else was seen. Read online a lot but didn't see nothing on my computer. Fixing cost £220 went to Samsung service they said need to fix the screen. Said just live it better to buy another. I was so said but need it to get another phone for my work. Just I have so many good pictures from holiday I need it to get somehow and sync was not on ( My mistake). Seen your video then bought the OTG cable. I'm living in uk amazon link for the OTG https://amzn.to/2Jhcq3S.

    Came today connected to the tv and mouse and worked I so happy. Enable the USB Debugging and bit on the bottom Default USB Configuration to Transferring Files. Connect back to the computer but still nothing too see. Then good things came Downloaded Smart Switch to both phones and 1 set to send with Wifi connection and 1 to Receive and worked. I soo happy now save me £200 and all my pictures backed up to my new phone.

    Thank you and keep up with the good work.

  19. do you know a way to access files/screen if my phone can't be recognised by the computer? I watched your part 1 vid and tried it, but my phone doesn't come up in the 'this pc' or folders bc 'something malfunctioned'
    edit: my phone is LG, so not sure if it would work in the same way as a samsung

  20. Olivia, I have a Samsung Galaxy A7 and whenever i plug usb to my phone,the smart switch said USB file transfer is now allowed and I think its because of my phone MTP hasnt allow,so now my phone didnt allow MTP option and USB debugging will the OTG to HDMI adapter help me through this?

  21. Wanted to say million thanks for this video!
    actually u can opt for smart switch via wifi-direct others than USB debugging to transfer out your data!

    Thank you Olivia~~

  22. Hello
    I have bought a LINQ MHL adapter compatible with galaxy s5 for 16 dollars.Connected it to my old 2010's lcd tv and it doesnt work tv continues to have no signal.What do you think is wrong?

  23. I have a OnePlus 3T with a USB-C but unfortunately it didn't work. Seems like the issue is that even though the phone is OTG compatible, you have to manually turn it on and it only stays enabled for 10 mins. Any ideas on what else I could try?

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