12/22/2012, 01:00 PM
**update: this thread is fairly complete. with the help of the community, i'm using my Sprint FrankenPre2 RIGHT NOW. if you're about to take on this same project, you may find some help here. i've posted links to the solutions that i found or were suggested to me. hopefully they'll help you too.
ok everyone - i'm going at it again - my donor Pre2 has arrived and the screen is in great shape.
I'm going to revive my FrankenPre! A brand new Pre2 that I had converted and used a mere month before dropping it and breaking the "gorilla" glass. *oops* But I'm going to bring it back to life with some major surgery involving three phones.
First I'll have to remove the glass & digitizer from the new donor. It's a VZN phone, so I'll have to then open up my Pre- and pull the Sprint comm board...THEN i'll disassemble the broken Pre2, remove the broken glass and reassemble it all.
BUT before I get started...
I'm probably going to be reading all day today, to remind myself how to do the conversion. And I'll have to sift through the early vs. late info, so I can find all of the improvements that came up after the original posts from the infamous Pastor Rich and webOS wizard Rod W! I could probably spend more time searching to find the most current info, than to do the hardware work. So...
IF ANYONE CAN HELP, I WOULD GREATLY APPRECIATE YOUR TIPS OR LINKS TO THE MOST USEFUL THREADS, VIDEOS, ETC.
I'd be especially grateful for any and all advice on setting up the phone once I do the physical hardware changes. I don't mind tearing things down and rebuilding them, but the correct steps for doctoring, which doctor, and what patches and tweaks to add afterward are what's most confusing (and anxiety causing) to me.
I KNOW there are plenty of daily-drivin' Pre2 users out there, and some are "Frankens". Sincere thank yous in advance for all advice you have on how to best set up the phone.
I'd love to document the whole thing with pics, but i'll be disassembling all my cameras too since they're part of the phones! so if i can find an actual camera from someone before i get started, i'll try to do that. if i can get a video camera, i'll shoot it all in b/w! hahah! "IT'S FRANKENSTEIN; I MEAN, FRANKENPRE!!!"
ok, off to the archives...