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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by flairmedk, Feb 11, 2010.

  1. flairmedk

    flairmedk Well-Known Member
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    Yep I dropped it and it fell screen down onto uneven tile flooring. It still works but I'll be getting my "new" (refurb) from assurion tomorrow. I would have taken pictures tonight but kinda busy. I'll edit tomorrow and show it off. Anywho for those so more techie with the androids than I. Is there a way to back up my stock (I have not rooted) setup so I can download it onto the refurb when it gets here (If there is a thread just point me that way I would appreciate it). I have done some Icon customizations and such that I don't really want to have to redo if I can help it. Also for apps that I have paid for, is there a way to get them on the new one without having to re-purchase? Thanks for any help. I'll post the pic sometime tomorrow.
     

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  2. Covert_Death

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    the apps you purchased are tied to your account, just set up the new phone using the same g-mail account and you can download them all again no penalty
     
  3. flairmedk

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    Thanks C_D. I thought I had seen a thread about it but could not remember the exacts. I know I can DL the RUU for backup, but that will not help since it reverts the phone back to factory stock. Basicly, that's what I'll have with the replacement. I'm going to search for any other posiblities to back up the stock system with the custom icons and settings I have. It'll just be time consuming to redo all the icons and scenes if not. Still if anyone has any suggestions, besides rooting (which I'm not totally opposed) but if something happens and I cannot unroot I cannot afford a $400-500 replacement, I am open to them. Thanks again. Here's the pic of the damage.
     

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  4. momoceio

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  5. Syphon

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    *crys* so sad to see a smashed Hero...
     
  6. Visionikz03

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    thats gonna leave a mark... did u have a gel sleeve or hard case cover for it or just carrying it loosely? Judging where it was hit based on the crack pattern a protective case might have cushioned the fall. Idk but good luck with the new one bro... Sorry to see such a good phone go at such a young age :(
     
  7. flairmedk

    flairmedk Well-Known Member
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    I usually carry the phone in my old instinct sleeve. When I fly I have it in a pocket with a short mini USB cord and did not want to chance the screen scratches so hence the instinct sleeve and it works good. I was passing it off to someone else that needed to read an email and thought they had a grip on it but they didn't. The tile floor was uneven so idk if a case would have helped. It certainly couldn't have hurt...right? I don't know how long I held my breath before picking it up...:eek: Thanks to everyone for the condolences.
     
  8. antipesto93

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    cant you just chagne the digitizer(screen) ?
    its not too hard on the gsm hero....cant see why it would be harder on the sprint
     
  9. TheBiles

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    You should get an Otterbox case now that they are available to avoid this in the future!
     
  10. EgeBamyasi

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    After seeing where it cracked, that's exactly where the Otterbox protects that the other cases don't. I was on the fence about the Otter due to the added bit of bulk vs. other cases. But this completely decided it for me!

    Sorry for your mishap, flairmedk. :( Definatley get the Otter!
     
  11. JB in AZ

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    sad to see that pic
     
  12. acp

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    poor hero
     
  13. flairmedk

    flairmedk Well-Known Member
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    I just read the thread on it! Maybe I should invest!?!?! Bulk may be an issue though. Thanks for the heads up.

    As far as the screen replacement, well lets just say I was less than two minutes away from a service center. I walked in the door and held up my phone to the tech and she cringed. She said physical damage has to go through insurance, unless I want to pay for a new phone. So I opted for the insurance. Now if I take the two phones to the service center and ask to have the bodies swapped out I wonder what the insurance company would say? I mean really what is the difference. I am going to ship them a broken screen back with a working phone either way! I guess I should see what the service center / assurion says tomorrow. That would solve my customization issue, if they will do a body swap.

    Update: So I just took a look see at teh hero DIY disasymble tutorial. Looks like the LCD is a beast unto itself. So a "body swap" wouldn't be enough. However an LCD swap could do the trick. Once again we shall see tomorrow.
     
  14. DFRESH

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    Ouch! hope that never happens to me...although I've dropped my phone several times and no cracks!

    *knocks on wood*
     
  15. neversatisfied

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    I just dropped mine face down on ice tonight, thank god mine didnt crack or leave any damage. The gel casing only protects the back but not the front.
     
  16. bluemark

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    Ooo, sorry about your phone. I just ordered the Otterbox case after reading this post. It looks like a good case. Thanks for the tip off.
     
  17. cooolone2

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    awwwww, almost like seeing a limping animal, so sad... that picture should be censored, lol, it might cause grief amongst us who "love" our hero.

    hehe... just kidding, so sorry man that's definitely a bummer!!!
    :cool:
     
  18. neversatisfied

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    Does this otterbox come with a screen protector like the iphone one does? if it does then count me in. Ill order mine right now lol.
     
  19. antipesto93

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    mm are these avail in the uk?

    lol @ neversatisfied avatar :)
     
  20. neversatisfied

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    Check them out here We've Got Technology Covered // OtterBox.com

    There should be an availability thing showing where its available. I'm pretty sure it is. If not have a friend from US get one, then ship it to ya.
     
  21. antipesto93

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    waaa no HERO GSM/ Classic version :(
     
  22. neversatisfied

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    you need a us hero!!! Seriously :p

    Although i do kinda want your version. Its so cool lol.
     
  23. mysticmead

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    yep.. comes with a screen protector
     
  24. neversatisfied

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    Wicked. Guess ill have to order one then. At least its better than those sticky screen protectors that are annoying when trying to place lol. Thanks for the info on that :D

    And yea i know my avatar is awesome Pesto :D
     
  25. golpher

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    Sorry about your phone man,, also got the email about the otterbox and it ESSENTIAL!!

    good luck :)
     
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