Until we got ahold of it. Phone was promptly disassembled and the logic board ran through an ultrasonic cleaner. In fact, the logic board for this phone is the same one in the slo-mo videos from the previous post. After a thorough cleaning, the parts were dried and the phone reassembled.
The phone powered on and clicked over to the recovery mode screen. We're not sure how the device ended up in recovery mode, but we're assuming it was in recovery mode when it got wet, or while it still had some life to it, someone thought recovering the phone would help. It did not.
Downloaded a program called Recboot to kick the phone out of recovery mode, plugged the phone in and iTunes recognizes it as "Greg's phone". Greg is going to be one happy guy!
This is a PERFECT example of why rice WILL NOT save your phone. Save the rice for your sushi and contact us! :)