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Quick Tip: Accessing USB mode with a dead screen

by Derek Kessler Sat, 14 Nov 2009 2:25 pm EST

Cracked screen

We've seen it happen time and time again: somebody breaks or otherwise disables their Pre's touchscreen and they're left without a way to access their USB drive partition to pull off pictures and music and other important stuff. We've tried and tried, but without screen access there's simply been no way to access the USB partition.

Until now: webOS 1.3.1 brought with it a handy new key combination that enables USB drive mode without having to touch the screen. Simply hook up to your computer with a USB cable and hit Option + Sym + U (for USB) and the Pre will mount as a USB drive.