My wife called me yesterday morning and says she's killed her Eris. Firing squad or hanging I ask. Drowning, she replies. Um yeah, that'll do it... It seems that she'd forgotten she'd put her phone in her pants pocket, she got something on her pants that would stain so she put them in the washer. When she took the pants out of the washer (the stain came out, for those of you who might wonder) she noticed the phone was in the pocket. That's when she called me. I told her to remove the back cover, take out the battery and the SD card and put everything in some rice. I can tell she had her long face on, so I ask her why she's so bummed, we have insurance, we can get another phone without too much trouble. She says she had lots of pictures on there that she didn't want to lose. I remind her that she's married to a geek and that if she'd look on her laptop she'd find a directory called 'phone backup' that's about a month old, and that I believe everything she's afraid she's lost is there. She did, it was, suddenly I'm a hero. (there are at two lessons in there folks, 1 - back up your SD card to a computer somewhere because you never know when something icky might happen to it 2 - back up a somebody else's phone, you too may be hero some day). This morning I take her phone out of the rice, put in the battery and push the button - nothing, I'm not surprised. Just for fun I take the battery out of my phone and put it into hers and magic happens - her phone boots up as though a day in the washer is something it's designed for. I can see there is still some moisture under the screen, but everything appears to be working just like it should. I booted it into recovery and made a nand backup just in case she finds later that it's not working correctly and we do have to get a replacement. Because of the screen moisture I take it all back apart again and put it back in the rice, I'll take a look at it tonight when I get home. But at this point I'm amazed at how tough this little phone is, to go through a complete wash cycle (which takes about 50 minutes on our machine) and come out of it (apparently) OK.