Yeah, looking into the new device's jack you can definitely see where the old one was broken. The connector was almost shoved into the device, whereas it should protrude slightly.
Restoring my internal storage, then I will restore my Nandroid backup and hopefully be up and running like this never happened. Never tried restoring a Nandroid onto a replacement device before, hope it works out!
Restoring my Nandroid now! Can't wait to boot it up!
Booting!!! Oh my, the anxiety.
Hot ****in' damn! it worked 100%!