Restoring data from a wet LG phone
August 26, 2011 5:29 PM Subscribe
My son got his LG VX9200 phone wet. As in the bathroom, caught some spray from the shower, not under a constant stream or submerged.
This morn, he turned it on, and now he only gets the Verizon screen...then flashes to all gray. and repeats that.
The googlefu says put it in rice for a day to get the moisture out. It been in about 6-7 hours and no miracle cure.
We are prepared for the fact he might need a new battery, or at worst a new phone, but the direst question he has, is will they be able to restore all his contacts/textx/messages?
I thought Verizon did this for me once, they say "maybe", but he is convinced he has lost everything.
tl:dr? Is there a way/a hack etc to get back the data off his phone?
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