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    I have 2 Note 3's. One which I use and another for backup in case one breaks down and needs to be sent out for repair. I have always had two of the same phones with whatever I buy. Question here is: is there a way to backup one device and restore to another? It's not the data I care about, but the apps I downloaded from Google Play. I can restore the screens and layout with my Nova backup.

    I want to be able to just sign in and have the device restore the apps from my account on Google play, from the previous device.
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    I have always wondered this myself.
    One thing I do miss from my old BlackBerry days was the BlackBerry desktop manager.
    It was convenient to plug in my BlackBerry, back up and restore when I switched devices or did a wipe.


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    I had something even better, which was a BES. That would recreate my BB environment from A-Z OTA, by simply entering an activation code after a wipe, or upon purchase of a new BB. They had that part right. Unfortunately, they got most everything else wrong. That's why I'm on Android now.
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    Helium is what you're after.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrSavant View Post
    Helium is what you're after.

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    Doesn't work to do what I want unless the device has been rooted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FBA View Post
    I had something even better, which was a BES. That would recreate my BB environment from A-Z OTA, by simply entering an activation code after a wipe, or upon purchase of a new BB. They had that part right. Unfortunately, they got most everything else wrong. That's why I'm on Android now.
    Damn, OTA would have been nice for sure!

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    You don't need to root to transfer a backup to another device. I used helium top transfer apps from my wife's S4 to her G2, both without root.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FBA View Post
    I have 2 Note 3's. One which I use and another for backup in case one breaks down and needs to be sent out for repair. I have always had two of the same phones with whatever I buy. Question here is: is there a way to backup one device and restore to another? It's not the data I care about, but the apps I downloaded from Google Play. I can restore the screens and layout with my Nova backup.

    I want to be able to just sign in and have the device restore the apps from my account on Google play, from the previous device.
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    Quote Originally Posted by z06mike View Post
    You don't need to root to transfer a backup to another device. I used helium top transfer apps from my wife's S4 to her G2, both without root.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FBA View Post
    Doesn't work to do what I want unless the device has been rooted.
    Was about to reply, but z06 beat me to it

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