Problems regarding restoration and bricks
So, it's kind of a long story, but here it goes.
I had my Epic 4g rooted when the 2.2 update went up. My sister and my dad got the update, but I did not. After trying to update through Sprint and then through update.zip without avail, I gave in and hauled myself over to the Sprint store today. They took my phone and decided to hard reset it and use Odin (kinda funny, huh?) to manually install 2.2. But I definitely would have said "NO!" if they had told me that they were going to reset it. So, they handed it over and I was wondering what I should do. I had backed up my phone a couple days before I went over to the Sprint store, so I thought "Hey, maybe it'll just downgrade my phone to 2.1 and bring back all my apps and settings." Bad idea, I know. So I restored from back up, and then the phone bricked. I ran back over there, and they, after about an hour and a half of waiting in there, restored my phone. Now I'm back to square one, a fresh 2.2 install on my phone.
So, my question is, is it possible to ONLY restore my apps from that backup? When I went into recovery mode > backup and restore > advanced restore, I saw that I could individually restore things, like data, system, etc. If I just pick "data" will it work, and NOT brick my phone?