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  1. MeltedFace

    MeltedFace New Member

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    Hello,

    I had the original Droid phone and the charging port broke, I was sent a replacement droid.



    How do I transfer my info on my old phone to my new one? My new phone is a blank slate with nothing on it, how do I retrieve my contacts info etc...?



    They are both Motorola Droids, I was not given any instructions as to where the SIM card is, and the new phone makes a point to tell me that contacts etc are saved to the phone and not the SIM card. I have a good handle on technology, but have little experience with this phone and was not given any instructions on what to do when I got the new phone.


    Any help is greatly appreciated
     
  2. smalltowngirl13

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    When you set up your new phone, use the same google account that you set up your initial Droid with and your contacts / calendar should sync from there. All your paid apps (if you had any, should show in the market under downloads)...you will need to locate / redownload the free apps.
     
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    I will give this a shot, sounds like it should work!

    Thanks! dancedroid
     
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    Like smalltowngirl said. your contact will be saved in your gmail account. you can always login from a pc to assure they are in fact there. then once you activate your new phone and once it asks you to login to your gmail account, it will then pull all your contact info into your new phone.

    As for apps. once again she is correct on the paid apps. You can always download astro File manager from the market and with that you can back up all of your apps to your SD card so you dont have to "locate" them again. then just install from the SD card onto the new phone.
     
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    I did just edit my post - it has to be the same google account that you had on the first Droid...I left out a few words (typing to fast I guess ;))..good luck...
     
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    I can't for the life of me remember my gmail account...only time I used it was for the droid. The only email I use, apparently does not have an account!

    Work in progress
     
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    While charging my droid my screen cracked. It was not dropped, it was really hot when i noticed and picked up the phone. Has anyone else had this problem or heard of anyone that had this problem? And if so what did the store say to you? This happened 3 days after i bought it. Thank you
     
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    Hmmmm....that does pose a problem...do you still have your old Droid? If so, place the battery of your new Droid into the old Droid and turn it on..you should be able to locate your gMail account that way but may have to reset your password...

    Good luck again...
     
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    Not sure why the screen cracked, but if the droid is getting really hot when its charging there might be a problem with the charging port. As I have come to learn, the charging port is fragile and can be broken easily. Be careful when you plug in or unplug the droid from charging.
     
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    Thats a good idea...

    But they only sent me a "like new" droid that did not include a battery...So I am using my original battery on the new phone. The problem was my old phone's charging port was broken and was no longer able to charge.

    Just going to keep trying passwords
     
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    Have you activated the new Droid? You can charge the battery in the new Droid and then put into the old Droid - or if you are close to the VZW store - run in there - they usually always have batteries with a bit of a charge to accomplish what you need...
     
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