Destroyed Epic: Download and Restore
First off, check out what I did to my brand spanking new Epic over the weekend:
So the part that holds the SD card and battery is intact ... only the screen was destroyed. So what I'd like to try to do is backup the software, then flash it on to my new device ... instead of going through the pain of re-downloading and configuring all my apps.
Anyone have any advice on where to start and if this will even work?
- 11-23-2010, 02:33 PM #2
It sounds like re-downloading and configuring your apps would be a lot faster/easier. Unless you didn't mention some sort of other data you need off the phone. I put all my apps and data back manually every time I flash a new ROM.
- 11-23-2010, 02:40 PM #3
- 11-23-2010, 02:52 PM #6
If you do have insurance and submit a claim, I would kill to see the Sprint Store guy's face when you bring that in.
- 11-23-2010, 04:03 PM #8
- 11-23-2010, 04:44 PM #9
no advice for that..but here's a tip..try bluetooth headphones. No wires to get snagged. You can rest your phone in the little water bottle holders or have it in ya bag next to you or something..seeing that pic makes my stomach turn and my heart ache. Oh, one other thing, when you get your new device try an app like MyBackup or something like that. as long as you have your SD card intact you will be straight...just for future reference..
- 11-23-2010, 07:42 PM #10
believe it or not thats actually repairable, you might just have to hit a few Sprint repair places to find one with all the parts... if you plead the importance of the contents of the phone they can pull the motherboard and replace any other broken parts... assuming they have them. I know the repair centers arent being pushed Epic parts yet so they would have to have some harvested ones.
- 11-23-2010, 08:26 PM #11
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- 11-23-2010, 10:48 PM #14
Well when my Evo decided to commit suicide, i wanted the contents of my phone. I managed to find this little java applet: androidscreencast - Project Hosting on Google Code Android screencast. It's a little slow, and hoping you have USB debugging turned on as well.. But i was able to view my phone & copy stuff over to my SD card.
- 11-23-2010, 11:49 PM #15
but in all seriousness he is right... is it repairable? yes in a perfect world. but I cant imagine anything you have on it (data, settings, or tweaks) is worth having a frankenstein'd Epic...
start new and and do regular back ups
- 11-24-2010, 12:19 AM #16
At this point I think I'm just going to start from scratch, I've got my SD card still so I'll just have to download the apps again ... if I could freaking get my phone to access my Google account ... I have a freaking appointment w/Sprint today to hopefully resolve. Ug.
- 11-24-2010, 01:42 PM #19
My recommendation is to use Appbrain from the beginning. It will keep your phone and it's web server syncronized. If you ever need to hard reset or replace your phone, , just re-install Appbrain 1st thing , and then sign in and resynce, and all of your apps are put into queue to download and install.
I took maybe 15-20 minutes to reinstall 90+ apps --as opposed to days manually searching on Market and installing one at a time.
- 11-24-2010, 04:10 PM #20
I hope all your contacts and calendar info were saved under your google profile that the phones.
That way at least you can access that from any Google portal.
One reason I do not use my Phone for music at the Gym, too much potential for damage. Sansa Clip.Please add thanks if I have helped you in anyway. I will always spread the Aloha and reciprocate.
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Palm Pilot 1997 + Nokia 7650,8200, Palm Treo 700p 2005, Palm Pre June 2009, Sayonara Palm. Android Sept. 2010
- 11-24-2010, 06:51 PM #21
I totally leave my phone at home. I went to take mine out the holster to log in some stats while on an elliptical and did a serious juggling act. Everything around me stopped, you could hear a pin drop. needless to say all eyes were on me. now i just take my ipod lol