Swapping Internal memory storage...

LostRacer

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Has anyone tried this? Since my phone is now out of commission I plan on getting another one. But I'd like to swap the storage chip over. Is there any problem software wise in doing this?
 

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I'm confused why you would even need to do that...why not just copy your internal storage contents to a computer and then when you get the new phone, move the contents to the new internal memory storage.

Unless by out of commission you mean inoperable...though if it was just a cracked screen or digitizer, it might still be possible to pull the contents.
 

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You should be able to just plug it into your computer and grab the files you want, as syndicate mentioned.
 

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You should be able to just plug it into your computer and grab the files you want, as syndicate mentioned.

^This.

If this isn't possible, it would probably be much easier to replace the screen and digitizer. I have heard of folks doing that successfully themselves.
 

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My Verizon Galaxy Nexus 32 GB got a broken screen, got a 16 GB replacement, discovered that it is easy to swap the memory between the two if you don't mind cracking the case...

I can take some pictures tomorrow, but it's just a matter of opening the case and pulling one pcb off and swapping...

Looks like the GSM version is different and not so easy to do the swap.
 
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Fixed my phone. lol. I received a broken refurb that had a faulty usb charging port. Since you have to dismantle the whole phone to swap that out, I put in my old stuff and the phone works like new. the screen is so smooth. I missed that, lol. Booted right up like nothing ever happened :) I am a happy camper.
 
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