How to unlock Android phone without the touch screen

Android Enthusiasts Asked on December 8, 2021

I have a Huawei phone with Android installed. The LCD display cracked recently, and as the cracks have spread over whole display over few days, it’s now totally uncontrollable.

The phone has a 4 way sort-of-joystick thingy, so when it’s unlocked I can still use it. However, once the display turns off completely I cannot unlock it to use it.

Is there some key combination or a trick to unlock the phone without using the display? The phone is not password or key locked, it just requires to slide from left to right.

I have USB debugging enabled, but I have no idea how to use it. The phone is not rooted.

Also, I’m wondering how I’m going to save my phonebook and other stuff.

The device name is Huawei U8500.

5 Answers

You can use an USB OTG (on the go) adapter and a USB hub, plug the OTG in your phone put the hub in the adapter and plug in an USB keyboard and USB mouse

Answered by TheRealProcyon on December 8, 2021


  • Your phone must be rooted
  • You need a USB Cable
  • You need a PC
  • USB Debugging must be enabled
  • Android SDK or at least ADB must be installed on the PC
  • You need to be familiar with Command prompts/Terminals


  1. Connect your phone to the PC
  2. Open up a Command Prompt
  3. To connect the Phone Terminal, Run adb shell
  4. To emulate a Power Button (To power on the device), Run input keyevent 26
  5. To Unlock the screen, Run input keyevent 82
  6. Your phone now is Unlocked!


  • This didn't work for me but it's confirmed to work with others


  • To see a list of useful ADB Commands, Visit this Site


  • Install a VNC Server on the Phone such as This one, and install a Client on a PC such as This one, and connect the PC to the phone and then you can use the phone on the PC directly

Answered by OverCoder on December 8, 2021

Try MyPhoneExplorer. Works like a charm for me. I have Android Gingerbread 2.3.5.

Answered by bvasyb on December 8, 2021

You can use a USB cable and buy a USB mouse so that you can use that [a mouse] instead of touch screen. Check out a USB adapter for Android that fits your budget [and make sure it's compatible with your device] and purchase it.

Answered by Mike Wentworth on December 8, 2021

You can use a mouse using a USB Female Cable. I can use this cable to control my Huawei Assend. Then you can remove the lock to avoid interruption.

Answered by Ibrahim on December 8, 2021

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