Wipe Data on Broken Droid

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  1. richjacksonkc

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    Need to wipe data on a Droid with water damage and a dead backlight on the LCD screen... any ideas? I was thinking of trying to access it via USB but haven't found anything when I'm searching... any ideas?


    note: the phone seems operational other than the screen, I can even faintly make out certain images on the screen in the right light or with a flashlight, but definitely not clear enough to boot into recovery and factory reset.. (although at this point I keep trying)...
     
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    Hi Rich. I'm sorry but noone here is going to help you if you're trying to commit insurance fraud. Sounds to me like you're just going to have to buy a new phone.
     
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    Easy with the accusations there...

    I already have a new phone.. no insurance fraud here.. I early upgraded to a Droid X... BUT, my original Droid does have water damage, and I'd like to sell it on Ebay for parts, but of course I want to get my data off of it first...
     
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    Someone with a droid should be able to give you button press count to do the reset.....My Droid is gone as I got the X as well.....
     
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    I found a flash program in the forums here that allows me to see and interact with the droid while it is plugged in. It basically shows the droid screen as a flash animation on my win 7 laptop. I don't know if it works on broken droids haven't tried it. Its called androidscreenscreencast.jnlp
     
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    Here's the link...

    androidscreencast - Project Hosting on Google Code
     
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    Sorry I came off harsh Rich....it's just amazing what some ppl try in here. Hope you get it all worked out! :D
     
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    You could always use RSDLite to flash it to stock, wont need anything on the screen for that.
     
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    No problem.. i understand... thanks for the apology :)
     
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    The Droid still needs to be in bootloader, or whatever the correct mode is called.

    Plug Droid into usb, turn power off, turn power on while holding up on the D pad. RSD Lite should detect your Droid.
     
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    Right on I'll try this when I get home..

    Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk
     
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    well thanks for the suggestions.. I think the phone is completely fried now.. I can't get it to turn on @ all.. it was running super hot (even for a Droid) yesterday when I was messing with it so I think it might have burned out completely.. I'm going to see if I can find a schematic and crack it open to physically remove the onboard memory all together.. wouldn't be so worried but all my passwords etc. are stored on there and I know this has some value for parts..
     
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