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Topic # 85712 23-Jun-2011 22:49
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I thought they were only going to replace the PCB for the power button assembly but when I got the phone back and started it up, it went through initialisation as if a new phone.

All my data was gone and the OS was back to Froyo (it was on GB when I sent it off). Yet it's the same phone body I think since the screen cover I had was still there.

I was able to recover most of my apps by just going to the Android Marketplace on the web and sending them down again and installing the rest from the SD card. But for some reason some I am sure I had downloaded were not noted as being downloaded before and I had to re-install them.

While I was doing that I got an OTA for GB so I installed that of course.

So it took me a while and I lost some data (data in applications that don't sync to the web) but mostly it's back to normal again. I supposed HTC actually replaced most of the inners of the phone including the internal RAM which would explain why it had gone back to Froyo since there was no other reason for them to do that to just replace a power button.




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  Reply # 485328 24-Jun-2011 10:19
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Is the IMEI the same as the one you sent in? It sounds like they have replaced it (internals, not housing). Either that or as part of the repair process they reflash it to a stock rom and they just happened to use the froyo rom.

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  Reply # 485330 24-Jun-2011 10:20
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I believe it's standard practice for them to flash a stock firmware for any phone that turns up so that they have a known-good platform for testing hardware with.






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  Reply # 485338 24-Jun-2011 10:32
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The IMEI hasn't changed that I am aware of. So flashing a stock ROM might be what they did but it's hard to know why they had to do that when all they were doing was replacing a small PCB.




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  Reply # 485346 24-Jun-2011 10:46
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It would make sense after repairing/replacing hardware to test the device to ensure it operates correctly.
Personalising/customising the handset may make it behave differently, flashing back to a standard restore point would give standard comparable test results.



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  Reply # 485366 24-Jun-2011 11:28
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That's sensible in a way except it was just a broken PCB. It woudl be easy to know if the repair worked without having to update the firmware. It either turns on or off or it doesn't.

I wonder what process the local repair folks would do. I just wasn't game to let a third party organisation do the repair for me.




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