I accidentally stepped on my phone and destroyed the screen. It doesn't illuminate at all. It is still powered on and I still hear notifications. I was able to retrieve my photos by connecting it to my PC so the problem is just with the screen.
I am going to get a new S7 but I want to know - is there a way to transfer everything on this phone seamlessly so that the same apps appear on the new phone with the same data etc? Also want to get my text message history and all that other stuff too. I haven't done an account back-up in over a year so it won't be as simple as using a recent back-up on the new phone.
So I tried smart switch and it's messed everything up. Before trying smart switch I was able to access all the files on the phone through a USB cable connected to my computer because I had previously authorized this computer to access the data. I installed smart switch, connected my phone and now I cannot see any of the data anymore. I assume it's because smart switch prompted some sort of permission on the phone itself, and since the screen is black and the digitizer doesn't work there is no way to authorize it.
Any other ideas?
So Samsung really. I typed out a long message here , hit reply and it disappeared because I wasn't logged in. Seriously, fix that. Any other forum will save the message, ask you to login then post it. Or they won't let you post anything before logging in.
Anyways, I was able to do a screen mirror following the instructions in this video and connected a mouse to use the phone.
I forced a backup through samsung and google and also turned on debugging. Once I get the new phone I'll do a restore and see what happens. If there's still stuff missing I will try out Dex but I don't have a lot of faith since the last time I used samsung software it locked me out of accessing the phone through my PC which I could access before installing smart switch.