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    I am going to sell my nexus 4 soon. I was wondering though, when and if I get a new android device, probably a successor to the nexus 5 (if they don't get rid of nexus), will it retain the same information from my nexus 4? I don't just want app transfers, but a full backup.

    Does this work with any android phone? Or nexus to nexus only, and not nexus to HTC, Samsung, etc? Or does it not work at all? Please let me know. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by unstoppablekem View Post
    I am going to sell my nexus 4 soon. I was wondering though, when and if I get a new android device, probably a successor to the nexus 5 (if they don't get rid of nexus), will it retain the same information from my nexus 4? I don't just want app transfers, but a full backup.

    Does this work with any android phone? Or nexus to nexus only, and not nexus to HTC, Samsung, etc? Or does it not work at all? Please let me know. Thanks!

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    There are apps that can aid in backing up some aspects of device data. However, the backing up of app data and moving to another device is hit and miss. What specifically are you looking at transferring over?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golfdriver97 View Post
    There are apps that can aid in backing up some aspects of device data. However, the backing up of app data and moving to another device is hit and miss. What specifically are you looking at transferring over?
    I want to do like a full backup. So photos, apps, app progress, data, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unstoppablekem View Post
    I want to do like a full backup. So photos, apps, app progress, data, etc.

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    Helium is probably your best bet. Be advised: like I said before, transferring application data to another device may not always work. I tried from my S3 to my Moto X and the app forced closed upon every launch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golfdriver97 View Post
    Helium is probably your best bet. Be advised: like I said before, transferring application data to another device may not always work. I tried from my S3 to my Moto X and the app forced closed upon every launch.
    So what features do work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by unstoppablekem View Post
    So what features do work?

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    Helium backs up texts, contacts, and several other app aspects. I cannot remember anything more specific, as it has been several months since I have had it on my device.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golfdriver97 View Post
    Helium backs up texts, contacts, and several other app aspects. I cannot remember anything more specific, as it has been several months since I have had it on my device.

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    Okay, next question. Is there one just for app transfers, or is that built into the OS?

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