1. whatev's Avatar
    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 02:24 PM
  2. ragnarokx's Avatar
    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 02:33 PM
  3. Mike77's Avatar
    Wow what happened?
    11-23-2010 02:40 PM
  4. whatev's Avatar
    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.
    No, I have the SD card intact so I have all my super important app data. Was just hoping it might be easier to do it the other way.
    11-23-2010 02:46 PM
  5. whatev's Avatar
    Wow what happened?
    I was running on a treadmill and somehow yanked it right out of my pocket (at this point time began moving in slow motion) ... it fell onto the tread and popped open ... as it started traveling backwards the screen caught on the corner right where the tread starts to go under the machine ... the tread kept trying to force it by until the screen just popped ... I nearly cried I'd only had it for like 2 weeks.
    11-23-2010 02:49 PM
  6. Mike77's Avatar
    I was running on a treadmill and somehow yanked it right out of my pocket (at this point time began moving in slow motion) ... it fell onto the tread and popped open ... as it started traveling backwards the screen caught on the corner right where the tread starts to go under the machine ... the tread kept trying to force it by until the screen just popped ... I nearly cried I'd only had it for like 2 weeks.
    That sucks. You prob couldn't make that happen again no matter how hard you tried. Makes me cringe to see an Epic in that shape Hope you had insurance and are able to backup and restore your stuff easy enough.

    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 02:52 PM
  7. whatev's Avatar
    That sucks. You prob couldn't make that happen again no matter how hard you tried. Makes me cringe to see an Epic in that shape Hope you had insurance and are able to backup and restore your stuff easy enough.

    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.
    Yeah it was pretty priceless the entire store staff was like WTF.

    I did have insurance thank God ... I came up and said yeah I slightly damaged my phone and want to make an insurance claim ... then pulled out the bag full of the remaining pieces of my phone.
    11-23-2010 03:03 PM
  8. randytho's Avatar
    Geesh next time just tell them wrong number!
    11-23-2010 04:03 PM
  9. DaEXfactoR's Avatar
    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..
    Good luck
    11-23-2010 04:44 PM
  10. dehydorn#CB's Avatar
    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 07:42 PM
  11. frcollier#AC's Avatar
    Well since im a tier II tech, I have 2 responses. 1 call Asurion. Or hope you were rooted with rom manager installed and an intact SD card. Wow.
    11-23-2010 08:26 PM
  12. Jaredshoes's Avatar
    man that sucks but yeah sorry but i got a little "lol wtf" out of it
    11-23-2010 08:28 PM
  13. no1tech's Avatar
    you could try Ebay....saw a couple of Epics there w/o motherboards....might be just what you need.
    11-23-2010 09:41 PM
  14. Raidz1's Avatar
    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 10:48 PM
  15. dehydorn#CB's Avatar
    Well since im a tier II tech, I have 2 responses. 1 call Asurion. Or hope you were rooted with rom manager installed and an intact SD card. Wow.
    evidently dont go to the store he works at lol

    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
    11-23-2010 11:49 PM
  16. pacha248's Avatar
    Epic cant get repaired yet, no parts and there is no parts harvesting for the Epic yet.
    11-24-2010 12:19 AM
  17. whatev's Avatar
    Well since im a tier II tech, I have 2 responses. 1 call Asurion. Or hope you were rooted with rom manager installed and an intact SD card. Wow.
    I've already received my replacement from Asurion. They were really great to work with.

    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 09:24 AM
  18. whatev's Avatar
    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..
    Good luck
    I'm thinking about this, it would be very convenient.
    11-24-2010 09:31 AM
  19. oron50's Avatar
    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 01:42 PM
  20. Addie_Goodvibes's Avatar
    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.
    11-24-2010 04:10 PM
  21. pcdebb's Avatar
    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
    11-24-2010 06:51 PM
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