I was doing a routine battery swap just before running out the door today, during which I usually power down and remove the battery, put another one in, turn it on, and get on with my life. Today, however (and this is about the 3rd time I've done this), the phone was feeling a little sluggish I guess, because it didn't fully power down before I plucked the battery. I cursed myself. I knew what I had just done. It started up again like normal, the "htc Incredible" screen and the red eye screen showing nothing different, but when Sense loaded, I got about 25 "Force close" dialogs for tons of different apps. And hardly any of the apps even opened anymore (they open for like 1-2 seconds, then force close) except for the stock apps. This time I couldn't even get aTrackDog to open up to do a last second backup of my apps list. Screw this. Luckily, I was able to use the Market and hastily searched for "apps backup", yielding, among others, "OnTheFly Backup", "App Backup & Reinstall", and "App List", which I downloaded successfully and used to backup my dying phone. Factory reset time. Sigh. I decided to make a chart of my home screens this time before wiping it though - you'd never believe how much you rely on those home screen shortcuts until you don't have them. 10 minutes later, factory reset finally done, and I'm burdened with the task of getting the "extension of my brain", as I like to refer to my phone as, working again. "App Backup & Reinstall" turned out to be the best backup app, and it literally took 5 minutes to batch install all the apps. That doesn't include all the time to reset all of your settings and junk in every single app. Talk about a pain in the buhoot. I'm still working on getting it back to operational status as I write this. All because I pulled the battery 0.35 seconds too early. That's just wrong. Hopefully this bug, no ISSUE, gets realized and fixed in the near future, because "battery hotswappers" like me are bound to do this one time or another. A few notes, after that long-winded story: This only happens on Froyo (Android 2.2) Some apps were uninstalled completely from my phone when the hosing happened, and the homes screen shortcuts just linked to nothing. None of your personal data (settings, highscores, preferences, etc.) is saved when you backup/reinstall the apps. Sucks. So, any similar stories? Also, did anyone else come up with a better way of dealing with the problem or a better way of disciplining yourself to wait until the phone COMPLETELY shuts off (which, by the way, is a split second AFTER the screen turns off, for the record)? Happy Holidays, though this wasn't the ideal Christmas present I was hoping for. Oh well. Droid > iPhone anyday.