If you find that you can't push data via the USB cable there are other ways around this.
Using the above method skip all the talk about SPrecovery. Go to the step that asks you to root using an update.zip file.
Now you can't copy the file via your broken phone but you can use your good phone to put the file on your SDCARD and then move the card and battery over to your old phone. Then run the update zip file as instructed. You will be rooted at that point but will not have a sprecovery.
But once rooted you can download a program in the market called ROM manager. It can install clockwork recovery or sprecovery and you can use that do make a nandroid backup of your phone.
You can also use ROM Manager to download a stock ROM with no root just as you get it from Verizon so that you can clean your phone and send it in.
I've got to be missing something. I found several file managers that can copy files from the phone to SD but I can't find anything like /etc/appdata or whatever. Surely applications store their data in the file system. Where is it hiding?
Last edited by Chris.Nelson; 09-17-2010 at 05:55 AM.
Second, once I've backed up my old phone, how can I unroot it so that I'm not sending a rooted phone back to Verizon?