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I got my phone water damaged so i dried it out and put it in some dry rice i can see the front screen and receive/ call people but the inside screen is broken and it wont stop vibrating once the battery is in

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When you obtained water damage to your phone you should have immediatly taken the battery out and put both battery and the phone in a bowl of rice and sealed it.
This would allow the rice to draw out the moisture from inside the phone. This would have to be done for at least 24-48 hours to work properly.
Even if you did it exactly like that its still not 100% certain to work. Upon turning the phone back on (or could have happened when it first got wet) the phone shorted out. The results vary from situation to situation but your phone is damaged and there is nothing that can be done.

Your only real option is to replace the phone as repairing phones these days is not cost effective. Post back with any questions or comments for further assistance.

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