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Helium Backup From Galaxy Nexus to S5
Good morning folks! Please have patience with this post, as it may be long and drawn out and please ask me for any other info, as I may have left out a piece or two of info.
I have taken the plunge and forsaken my unlimited data and hopped on board with the S5. New to forum, not to the site, but I have a question. I had a number of files (mostly game saves, messages, etc.) that I REALLY wanted to bring over to my S5. I read about Helium, and so I thought I would give it a go. I have never done a backup and restore to a new phone before so bear with me if I sound ignorant. Here is what I did:
*Downloaded the app on both phones and on my PC at home (this is a PC download as I am not comfortable doing SD Card DL and I didn't want to pay for it)
*Opened up the app on my Galaxy Nexus, chose Backup and opened app the PC. Backed up the games, etc. and it gave me a .zip file once finished
*Plugged in my S5, opened up the app and chose the Restore option
*Dragged the .zip file on my PC to the upload area on the Helium desktop app and it uploaded
*Then the desktop app asked me if I wanted to restore the listed apps, I clicked Restore button
*Once it let me know it finished on the desktop app, I checked my phone
The phone gave me a message saying the PC requested an app backup and asked me if that is what I wanted to do and gave me two options at the bottom "Do Not Restore" and "Restore App Data (?)" <not sure if the second option is verbatim
It also gave me a box to put in a password if the app data was encrypted, since I do not remember if any of it was, I did not enter anything (I've only had the phone for 4 days so I have not set any encryption passwords) and click Restore App Data button.
Both options darken and nothing really happens. The cursor still blinking in the box where the encryption password is supposed to go
After a minute or so I hit the back button thinking something is wrong and it takes me back to the Home screen.
Now most of what I backed up were games saves so I checked my PvZ 2 app and it is restored. So is Subway Surfers. However, all my Angry Bird games did not restore (Other than AB SW 2 since you can log on to Rovio's site), nor did games like Minion Rush, Frozen Free Fall or Jetpack Joyride.
My question would be, I guess, should I have just waited a while longer to see if the Restore finished on the phone before hitting the back button? The total file size was 1.2gb so I guess maybe I should have waited longer, but what threw me off was that I thought it was finished, or I did something wrong, was that the cursor was still blinking in the encryption password box and typically if processes are going on that would not be blinking.