The device (a Nexus 4) turns on but never makes it past the loading screen.
So it doesn’t finish booting – but mine had booted enough to have ADB running.
To use this method you need to have ADB installed on the host. (e.g. install dev tools – see )
* To get the list we use ADB shell
$ adb shell shell@mako:/ $ ls /sdcard/ ... DCIM/ shell@mako:/ $ ls /sdcard/DCIM/ 100ANDRO/ Camera/ shell@mako:/ $ ls /sdcard/DCIM/Camera/ ... (list files)
* Take this list (select+copy) and paste to to a local file say picnames.txt
* Then execute
$ cat picnames.txt | xargs -I % adb pull /sdcard/DCIM/Camera/% 7003 KB/s (3677132 bytes in 0.512s) ...
This should copy the files to the local directory … phew!