I got this phone from a friend for helping them fix their computer. I'm fairly tech-savvy but this is my first smartphone (I'm too cheap to actually buy one). I rooted it and upgraded to Android 2.2 (Froyo). It worked just fine for about 2 months. The only problem was that it occasionally rebooted itself.
Last night, we had a storm warning and I wanted to check the weather. The phone was off so I tried to turn it on - nothing. I figured the battery was just dead so I tried to charge it this morning - the light did not come on when I plugged it in. I took the battery out and tried to charge it in a universal battery charger. I left it on the charger for 2 hours and then put it back in my phone - still didn't work. BTW, this is a new battery, just purchased it last month.
At this point, is there anything I can do to get it working? I didn't even have a service plan (just bought the activation kit for prepaid) on it so taking it back to T-Mobile is out of the question. I don't mind selling it for parts but I'd like to remove all my personal data first. Is there any way I can do that?
Well I sure feel stupid. I kept researching and I figured out the problem. The prongs in the battery compartment were bent down somehow. I used a small USB cable to gently bend them back up and now it works again.
I was going to say it might be time to upgrade to a new phone, but if you got 2.2 on it that ain't so bad for a free phone. Although the G1 had atrocious battery life. I took the thing for a test spin and it would only last half a day and then I returned the thing.
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