Just shy of a week past my poor old Nexus 5’s miraculous recovery (whence the screen was replaced) I’ve broken it again, and this time catastrophically.
Sigh. Why do bad things happen to good people, and also to me?
The touch screen is unusable, which I guess would be more of an issue if the display worked.
But wait, I have files on there that I need! It was the worst, I couldn’t access them with windows explorer because a swipe security pattern was set. Which I obviously couldn’t solve, given the extensive damage to the screen.
cd /path/to/destination adb pull /sdcard/movies/
Once that was done, I figured I should wipe all of my selfies, flexing or otherwise. You know, from back in the good old days when my phone was whole and hale.
So I headed over to Android device manager where, luckily, I’d setup lock & erase, and it was just a matter of clicking erase — and bam! Phone reset to factory default.
Although, if I’m honest, I did run
rm -rf /sdcard/* first.