Originally Posted by demkantor
Safety? That makes little sense but so be it. Hell I'll do it for you without a format, you just would have to pay for shipping and the screen assembly. Would give me an excuse to tear this phone apart
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Thanks for offering but I caved in to Samsung, couldn't find any other options and my current replacement phone (HTC G2) is garbage so couldn't wait much longer. I just copied over the root of the phone and will have to deal with redownloading apps, had some recent backup of the app list from a month back or so...
And yeah I got into a bit of a discussion with the supervisor at Samsung about the "safety" reasoning. It's a dumb policy, and I think as a consumer we should have an option to authorize a repair without a format, but as a corporation I guess they are entitled to having stupid policies in place.