Will it be possible to transfer data from my busted 3GS to my new phone?
January 14, 2013 7:59 AM Subscribe
I am one of those people who is overconfident in their own technical capabilities, and I attempted a DIY screen replacement on my iphone 3GS. It worked the first time, then I had to go in again because of another issue, replaced the LCD, and I now have a black screen. Considering that the phone is password protected, is there a chance that I can transfer the data to my new loaner 3GS? Is it lost forever? I am trying to get back into the phone and reset the connectors so that I can wipe off the password protection, but so far, the phone is resisting being worked on again....Am I SOL?
posted by lakersfan1222 to technology (2 answers total)
I am having trouble opening the phone again with my suction cup. I could try other ways to get it open and reset the connectors, but I don't want to force it and potentially lose access if there is a chance that I can pull my data from the phone as is. I haven't tried to connect the busted phone to itunes yet, I thought I read somewhere that I might not be able to get any data if the phone is p-word protected. I have not backed anything up to the cloud. I will definitely set things up in a different way once I get the new phone up and running (backup everything, no password protect), but what are the chances at this point that I am going to be able to get my data?