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My Droid is destroyed. Literally. I need a little help here.

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by sycron, May 3, 2010.

  1. sycron

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    I love my Droid. I really do. But I am Human and thus I make mistakes. I left my phone on the back of my truck, and now its a dead droid.

    droid.jpg picture by sycron - Photobucket

    As You can see in that link, it won't ever be the same.

    My question is, is there anyway I can retrieve the contacts from it? I manually typed in the Contacts, so I'm not sure if it synced with my Gmail or not, and if so, how to find them.


    If anyone is interested in what happend to the phone afterwards, I booted it up, Moto symbol appeared, then I believe it said "Bootloader" and it said it was in "transfer mode" where it asked me to plug in the USB. When I did that, my computer saw it as new hardware, not even a phone, and asked to install the software that came with it. Obviously not being read right. I left it plugged in my computer for about a few hours, came back, wouldn't turn back on.

    Now its dead, and I need my contacts, since all the rest (Apps and such) are stored on the 16GB card.

    Contacts aren't saved on that by any chance? :)

    Thanks for the help guys. I really do appreciate it.
     

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    Log into Gmail and click contacts, see if they synced automatically.
     
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    Contacts will be under the "Contacts" label on the left side of gmail in a browser, you will have the option to export them via vcard or csv if you want to put them on another phone. It should be ?above? the list of frequently contacted people in gmail.
     
  4. sycron

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    This is why this forum is where it's at..

    Perfect answer, worked out great. Thanks guys. I appreciate it.

    Now the question is, should I buy another Droid..or go to the Incredible..?
     
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    Full price or did you have insurance? If you only have to pay the deductible id say the droid, as the incredible isnt really worth the price or upgrade.
     
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    Nah, I'm more of a "here and now" kinda guy. I had no insurance or anything, which I will most certainly reconsider in the future... So it would be full price either way.
     
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    Ah, well its up to you. Of course im partial to the droid. Lol.
     
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    Incredible
     
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    Read up on both...there isn't an obvious choice from what I've been reading. The Droid should be more durable overall, and (even though it wasn't enough this time) you may prefer the metal body and gorilla glass the Droid provides over the plastic case and more fragile screen of the incredible. ;)
     
  10. sycron

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    Interesting, Yeah, well when it comes down to it, neither would help in a situation where a car tire would barrel down on it going 50 Mph.

    But I'm thinking i'll stick with the Droid, Verizon offered me a refurb from them, for $300, Is that a fools decision to take? Or are those refurbs or "Certified used phones" worth the cost?
     
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    You can get them for less then that on eBay, but being from VZW it might have a warranty so it's not a bad deal I suppose.
     
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    I would go with the Incredible if you don't mind not having the physical keyboard. But a Droid will be a lot cheaper.
     
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    I now have a refurb, no issues. Personally I wouldn't have known it was a refurb if it wasn't for the box it came in.
     
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    If the refurb the give you is not up to par, you should be able to keep requesting more refurbs until you find a good one.

    My Droid is a 'refurb' too and it is awesome :D
     
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    could be salvageable...
     
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    Google Contact sync is going to save a LOT of people. :D
     
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    Get the refurb...you get a short warranty (ebay=no warranty) and you may be able to get insurance on it. :)
     
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    Hmm, well seeing this, maybe a refurb would be a better decision than spending around $600 on a new one. I did enjoy the physcial keyboard, so I belive I'll stick with the Droid. I went with Ebay with the previous Droid, and it did seem to get buggy down the road. Perhaps a refurb would be more reliable.

    How could this be salvageble? For parts maybe?
     
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    I have seen them for $200 on my local craigslist
     
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    It is, and I think this is a under-rated benefit of using Google and Gmail synced with our phones.

    I came to the droid from a blackberry curve, and the day before I got the droid (launch day, at a midnight launch) I installed Google sync on the curve.

    The VZ clerk asked me if I wanted my contacts copied to the droid from the curve, and I was happily able to tell him they were already there.

    I've done a few different roms on the phone, and tested a couple other VZ android phones for a while (change esn via webpage) and having my contact list show up almost instantly is amazing.

    The Google cloud is my friend.
     
  21. PittCaleb

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    Just like the Microsoft Sidekick sync saved all those users...

    Enjoy the "cloud" but maintain your data like it was never there - i.e. offload your contacts, calendar, etc. monthly just to be safe!

    PittCaleb
     

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