Recover Data from Broken Note 5

Accidents don’t ask before coming. Somehow you broke your Note 5? Don’t worry. I have two methods that can help you to recover data from broken Note 5.

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 stands as one of the most successful phone in Note Series. This phablet has all it takes to be the best smartphone in the market. With smart, sleek and elegant design along with a monster processor inside to execute the tasks. Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is powered by Quad-core 1.5: Exynos 7420 along with 4GB RAM. With such processing power, it is a beast indeed without any doubt.  On the downside, its battery cannot be removed, another thing that some people didn’t like about Galaxy Note 5 is that it does not have a microSD slot.

Owning such an expensive and great smartphone and imagine breaking it up. Well, accidents don’t ask before coming, and the last thing you want to do is to end up with a broken Note 5. Well in the guide below, I will write about a trick that can help you to recover data from broken Note 5. Before that it’s just a recommendation that if you buy such an expensive smartphone, to be on the safe side. You should use an unbreakable screen protector and side covers to save it from damage if it falls or something.

Let’s move on to guide If you want to Recover Data from Broken Note 5 before sending it for the insurance claim or before getting rid of it.

Easy things first, if you didn’t have a passcode on your broken note 5, you can easily recover the data present inside your broken phone by connecting data cable and using KIES or just copy paste the data from your Note 5 to your laptop. If you have a passcode on your phone when it got broken then you won’t be able to access the data just by connecting it via data cable. you will have to unlock it before you can access data. In this guide, we will talk about remotely unlocking Note 5. So you can access the data inside it.

Note: Below guide will only work if the motherboard of your broken phone is working fine. As the data is stored on the motherboard. This guide will also work if just the screen is broken and the digitizer isn’t working, but your phone must turn on under the non-working screen.

Recover Data from Broken Note 5:

Now talking about this trick to recover data from Broken Note 5, It’s not hard. This method is just unknown to most of the people. Using this guide, you can recover everything from your broken Note 5 including the contacts, pictures, and videos.

Now, just follow the below steps, then you can copy the data present inside your broken Note 5 to your laptop or computer. But there is one condition, for this trick to work, you have to have Samsung account on that phone which is now broken. Using that Samsung account, this guide will help you to remotely unlock Note 5.

  • First of all, using your Samsung account credentials, log in to a Samsung service named as Find my Mobile.

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  • Now after logging in, You will see a number of actions you can perform on your smartphone remotely.
  • Among these services, the one you have to use is “remotely unlock my phone”.
  • Now after selecting this service, your phone will be unlocked.
  • Connect your smartphone with your laptop or PC and transfer your files to your PC using copy/paste or smart switch.

If the above method didn’t work for you then use the second method below to unlock and recover data from broken Note 5.

Second Method to Unlock and Recover Data from Broken Note 5:

For this method to work. Make sure your Note 5 is turned on. and it is working fine beside the broken display screen and digitizer. This method will work even if the screen on your phone is dead. This method might prove out to be a little frustrating and time consuming but at the end, you will be able to get back all your data present inside broken Note 5.

Let me give you an overview on what we are going to do in order to recover data from broken Note 5. We will connect your phone with TV or a monitor using OTG and HDMI cable. It will project your phone interface on TV. You will be able to use a mouse to move around on your phone interface and click on the option you want to select.

Prerequisites:

 Note: MHL Adapter does not work with Note 5 anymore.

Now let us move on to the guide on how to recover data from broken Note 5 using OTG cable and MHL to HDMI adapter:

  1. First of all, you will need to connect the converter to your phone. It is a very useful device. Plug one end of the adapter into the charging port of your phone.
  2. Now connect USB mouse to adapter’s USB port. You will be able to use a mouse on the screen.
  3. Now plug one end of HDMI cable into the adapter and the other end into TV or monitor.
  4. Once, you have connected HDMI to TV. Now turn on the appropriate HDMI channel.
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  5. You will see your phone’s interface. Currently, lock screen on the TV.
  6. Use the mouse to upload all the data either to some cloud service. Or Connect a MicroSD card to the adapter and copy all the important data to that storage card.

Once you have recovered data from your phone. You should wipe it before sending it for replacement. Use this guide to wipe your Note 5 broken screen remotely.

That’s it. I hope this guide was helpful to recover data from broken Note 5. If you have any queries regarding the methods above, let us know in the comments. If this method helped you to recover data from broken Note 5. Do give us feedback.

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omfg..I spent hours upon hours over the last two days trying to find a way to get my data back. This guide looked promising and I told myself it would be the last thing I read before I walked away for the day. It was, like, the first thing I tried. What a let down. Anyway, to those here from google, here’s what I’ve been up to: I was locked out of my phone, for those just looking to backup data, skip to the *** Locked out of my phone -> Fingerprint sensor not working -> asks for backup password… Read more »

Amber
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Amber

So did you ever get I to your phone? I have a note 5 and I have been locked out 4 days … Because I updated I don’t wanna lose my pictures 🙁

vanessa
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vanessa

You saved me!!
The google bug is what was stopping me i neqarly wiped my phone! your comment saved me when atnt and samsung just wanted to nuke my phone. thank you thank you thank you!!!!

Randa
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Randa

Were you able to unlock your phone?

Muhammad
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Muhammad

Does this work after marshmallow update. I broke my screen right after. And dying to get my files

Hj
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Hj

Hi, I need help with recovery of my pictures from broken note 5. Phone turn on but screen is dead. I don’t have password but I’m still unable to access my pictures.
I tried few things and is not working. My computer doesn’t see it.

Please help.

N
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N

THIS IS USELESS! At least the last option. I bought the necessary tools but it does me no good to unlock my phone if I don’t have a way to override the usb charging mode when connecting to my computer. That was my last hope, sorry that I got my hopes up and spent money for nothing. Wish I would have thought of that first…

Everett Headley
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Everett Headley

this does not work with the link provided for the hdmi converter. It will not fit into a note5. you should update or delete that. I’m now out $14.

Andrew
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Andrew

This method does not work on a Note 5, because the Note 5 is NOT MHL COMPATIBLE. I know, because I tried. this works on my Galaxy S4, but NOT the Note5.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Are you sure the [MHL to HDMI Adapter] will work? As far as I know, Samsung Note 5 is NOT compatible with MHL. I went to the product page and the reviews say that it will not work on the Note 5, which this recovery tutorial is for.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Perhaps you can suggest another adapter? I tried searching, myself, but was only able to find MHL-HDMI adapters or HDMI-mini HDMI adapters.

mobesher
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mobesher

how to unlock USB FILE TRANSFER OPTION… after did all work smart switch was stuck on this

Adam
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Adam

I’m also seeing the MHL non-compatibility as an issue. Have you found an adapter that works?

Amanda Brooks
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Amanda Brooks

my LED light went out on my note 5, i have a macbook pro how do i get my pictures over to my computer without being able to see my screen on the phone?