Re: Not sure where to post this. Need help retrieving data from broken phone.
Another option to see the phone screen without it would any MHL adapter (micro-USB to HDMI to HDTV). However, if it is like my S3 (or a Note2) it would also need a micro-USB 5-pin to 11-pin adapter. I used this one which is currently $5.59 US http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I would not know what would need to be done to copy or transfer SMS, because the e-mail I use most is on an Exchange server and somehow text messages I receive end up there too. So the only important things are photos or videos that I save right to microSD. Your mobile provider may be able to transfer other data.
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