Replacing EMU mini usb connection
If you're good at micro-soldering then you can replace the EMU (mini usb port) for the TYTN, Tilt, 8525, etc. You can purchase the connector (11 pin) from eBay for $3 plus $5 shipping from Hong Kong. You'll need to remove any memory cards, SIM cards, stylus etc from your phone and remove the 4 screws on the back. To remove you'll need an A5 (i think i used an A5) screwdriver (mini star screwdriver). Once removed, pop out the battery cover release tab and GENTLY lift the circuit board up (you'll need to gently pry the plastic retaining tabs that hold the board in). You only need to lift it up an inch or so - enough to get your soldering iron in.
Once the board it up, there are two 'feet' on the EMU that have been soldered to the board on the top and two more feet that are inserted into the board that were also soldered in. If you have the new EMU in front of you, you'll see the feet that im talking about. Place your iron tip on these joints and get them to free up. Next, place your tip lengthwise on the 11 pins at the rear of the connector as they are soldered on. Once free, you're able to remove the old EMU.
Place the new EMU in place and solder the 4 feet in 1st, making sure that the 11 pins are aligned as best as possible. Once the feet are soldered in, use a magnifying glass to ensure that all 11 pins are EXACTLY aligned. Touching your soldering gun tip to each of these pins will re-heat the old solder that's still on the board and secure the new pins so there is no need for new solder on here.
Put the phone back together and power up - all should be good!
I've included some pics below