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Swapping motherboards, keep root data and apps easy?

4th January 2014, 11:02 PM |#1  
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I have a gs3 that I rooted back on ICS, and now my micro usb charging port is wearing out. I have a broken screen gs3 that may be on jellybean. Was thinking of swapping motherboards since the port it's attached to the board. Is there an easy way to not lose my data? Was wondering if I could just do a nandroid restore after I rooted the new board? Not sure what all is stored on the actual board. Maybe someone could fill me in on that as well.

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6th January 2014, 10:30 PM |#2  
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I don't know about that, and I'm not sure if you're interested, but I just today ordered qi wireless charger and receiver tag. May be a whole lot easier


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6th January 2014, 10:35 PM |#3  
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Originally Posted by brandonb0013

I have a gs3 that I rooted back on ICS, and now my micro usb charging port is wearing out. I have a broken screen gs3 that may be on jellybean. Was thinking of swapping motherboards since the port it's attached to the board. Is there an easy way to not lose my data? Was wondering if I could just do a nandroid restore after I rooted the new board? Not sure what all is stored on the actual board. Maybe someone could fill me in on that as well.

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Well if you have the skill to replace the Mainboard..OK, as long as your broken screen phone is not on 4.3, you should able to take a nandroid backup and then restore it back to the new hardware. If your nandroid image included root, then you should have root on the new hardware, you don't have to root the new hardware.
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