For what its worth, I had a 8800 thru TMo that had the USB charging port pin snap off. As long as the device had no water damage, TMo took it back and sent me a new one as long as it was still covered by the warranty. Had it not been, it would have been out of pocket to fix or replacement. The cradle is a good option, but if you are like me constantly going and have a extended battery, well you get the point. I would do the cradle and start saving my friend!