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    Palm Pre is goofing up. I've had it since launch and think it needs to be replaced at this point. Closing the screen will sometimes make the phone suddenly shut off and sometimes get crackle noise on speaker while its simply charging and sometimes gets crackly during conversations and wiggling screen seems to clear it up.
    Anyway based on previous experience when my phone got a bit sluggish I did a reset and let it download everything and I had ran the built in backup but it failed to restore application data such as game progress and logins and shortcut positions (I've spent some time getting them sorted out) as well as linked contacts which took a bit more time to get them all linked/cleaned up.
    So naturally the question is is there a way to fully backup the phone so that I can restore it on a new phone and be back to fully operational exactly the way current one is now?

    I was thinking of rooting the pre and using the old dd linux command but pretty sure there's going to be some major issues related to phone registration. Anyone ever do the dd backup method on this phone and restored on a different phone?

    Surprisingly I've owned this phone for over a year and never rooted or attempted to install anything not in the app catalog.
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    Don't know if you're interested in Homebrew, but, if so, check out these threads below after you install Preware:

    Homebrew and Preware: http://www.precentral.net/getting-started-preware

    Save/Restore:

    http://forums.precentral.net/webos-i...velopment.html

    Or this tutorial:

    http://www.precentral.net/saverestore
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    Palm Pre is goofing up. I've had it since launch and think it needs to be replaced at this point. Closing the screen will sometimes make the phone suddenly shut off and sometimes get crackle noise on speaker while its simply charging and sometimes gets crackly during conversations and wiggling screen seems to clear it up.

    {RL} response.

    I suggest you get the phone replace.
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    Thats the plan.. The post was for backup solution suggestions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by D0M1N8R View Post
    Thats the plan.. The post was for backup solution suggestions.
    That's the solution...:-)
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    DOM1N8R, there were a couple suggestions. I don't think dd would be an appropriate solution as there is a definite possibility of total mucking things up on your new phone when you would try to re-load it. Also, not really sure how it would work since you would have to run it on your phone and that is what you would be replacing.

    Above there are a couple solutions using homebrew, there is another: http://www.precentral.net/homebrew-a...backup-utility

    I've used the save/restore solution in the past an it works pretty slick. The key thing to remember is that you have to copy your USB partition from your Pre before you get it replaced.

    If you have no homebrew and no patches, then the easiest way is just to copy it to your PC, get your new Pre and copy it back to there. Of course you will love MMS, etc., but all your apps and other stuff will be there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikey47 View Post
    DOM1N8R, there were a couple suggestions. I don't think dd would be an appropriate solution as there is a definite possibility of total mucking things up on your new phone when you would try to re-load it. Also, not really sure how it would work since you would have to run it on your phone and that is what you would be replacing.

    Above there are a couple solutions using homebrew, there is another: http://www.precentral.net/homebrew-a...backup-utility
    Be sure to read the PreCentral thread about pre-backup-utility before using it. Whilst there are a certain number of scenarios where it will run perfectly, there are also scenarios where it will corrupt your Synergy database irreparably including in your Palm profile. It also has a bug in the service which respawns continuously and sucks your battery life as a result. I would only recommend using it as an absolute last resort after all other options have failed. The author does not seem to be responding to problems at the moment either ... (real life sometimes does that to people - probably not his fault at all).

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