I am quite surprised the Moto people didn't know this when I talked with them via Messenger yesterday.
I dropped my phone. Got a hairline fracture on lower left side. Screen was now unresponsive or erratic; mostly erratic.
I could only complete half my pattern password. I could still get to the camera though and settings.
I kept trying to finish that pattern from time to time and got in a couple times. This last time I knew I had to wipe off that password requirement.
So first I changed the time lapse so that it gave me a lot more minutes before it would revert to the password screen. It took several tries too.
Second, after persistently working with an uncooperative screen I was finally able to get it to say None but it took several tries as the screen would go several different places.
Third, I needed to change the screen from portrait mode on settings to auto so that I could get it in horizontal and maybe have better luck with the screen. I finally got that.
Fourth, I did a couple of hours of Rx and found one program to see my files but that's not what I was interested in as I have everything pretty much backed up in google. So I researched some more and came across this program called Vysor which would give an exact replica of my phone
. I at least wanted to get ahold of these routes I had created from a backpacking trip; after all I had had hiked hard to record these routes.
Fifth, but now there was the USB debugging I had to work on before Vysor would cooperate. Once again after a few tries to get to my Developer Option and then to the actual USB debug function, I was successful.
And now, I can control my phone with Vysor and I got those routes uploaded to a website. What a delightful surprise. On Tue, I am hoping to get the screen fixed for $105. If not, I just really wanted those routes before having to get a new phone.
The folks at Motorola Messenger wanted me to post this in the Forums. However, I tried to figure out how to post a couple days ago without success and the people at Motorola Messenger couldn't help. I finally found this: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/help/faqpa ... ng#posting
so hopefully those folks at Motorola Messenger can share that next time too. Otherwise, I've done this all on my own and I'm not a techie but I am determined.