Transferring app data
12-12-2011 03:30 PM
- The Galaxy Nexus is going to be my second Android phone, which means this is the first time I'll be faced with the task of transferring app data from my old phone to the new one. I'll reinstall most everything from the Market, but there are some cases where I'm going to want to preserve app data (I'd hate for all of that time spent on Angry Birds to go to waste).
In the case of the GN, this is further complicated by the absence of a removable SD card slot. So I just wanted to make sure I know how this is going to work. Not that anybody knows for sure yet, but in theory.
I assume the GN will have some part of its internal storage that acts like an SD card, meaning that it's accessible by non-root apps and writeable via USB. Assuming that's the case, I'm thinking all I'd need to do is copy my Titanium Backup folder from my old SD card to my computer, and then from the computer to the Nexus via USB. Then fire up Titanium Backup, and it should magically see all of the backup data; after that restoring should be the same as ever.
Does that sound like a reasonable scenario? Or am I missing something?10-30-2011 07:00 PM
- 11-01-2011 06:14 AM
- Does that work?? Will everything just find its way to where it's meant to go? I've been looking for an answer to this everywhere because I have a GN on pre order... but sooo much data on my current sd card. I don't have Titanium backup or anything because I'm a still a bit of a novice despite working my GalaxyS into the ground with customisation.. so I wait with interest to see the responses here11-01-2011 10:01 AM
As far as the sd card copying stuff, I was having some issues with mine awhile ago, so I just copied it to my PC, reformatted the sd card, then copied everything back, and the phone never seemed to know that anything changed.11-01-2011 11:14 AM
- lifehacker made a guide for it: How to Upgrade to a New Android Phone and Take Everything with You11-01-2011 12:06 PMLike 1
- Thats how I switched between SD cards, so in theory it should work the same. All I did was just copy the SD card file for file into a specific folder on my machine, then pasted it on to the new one. Except now it will just be the phones internal, not a new SD If is sounds kind of weird and not very plausible, I'll try it out first for ya11-01-2011 04:59 PM
- When switching from one Tbolt (warranty) to another I used the exact same SD card, changed nothing and a few games such as Robo Definse never missed a beat. However games such as Angry Birds and Paradise Island did NOT transfer over. They were both installed on the SD card and not the phone. So I am already planning on losing a lot of app data with a non rooted phone.11-01-2011 09:04 PM
- 12-11-2011 08:34 PM
- So you just copied the root of your SD to your computer and then pasted it right to your nexus int. storage and all game data was saved? I was actually just thinking about how to do this today. And I was going to do it the way the op brought up, but didn't feel like rooting immediately.
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