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    Default Fully transfering phone to S5

    I currently have a galaxy s3 with an 8gb memory card.

    This weekend I plan on upgrading to an s5 rooting it and using titanium backup to restore as much as possible. I want to make sure I do everything in the correct order.

    First I am going to make a titanium backup. Now if I copy the full 8gb memory card to a new 64gb card, will it still function properly after everything.

    I figured I would root the phone, install titanium, use titanium to restore.

    Are there any steps I am missing, or an easier way to do this?


    Also, are there any good ATT S5 roms available at all with detailed instructions as well as restoring stock if you mess up.
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    Install Samsung Kies 3 on your computer. Hook up Galaxy S3, make a backup of everything! Get your GS5. Bring it home and plug it into computer and fire up Kies and restore. Done.

    Your app will all have to be redownloaded from Play Store, but they will all be listed there. If you have your phone set to automatically backup your appdata in background to Google, it should get restored when you reinstall the app and re-sync to Google.
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    But wouldnt titanium backup restore all of the apps and data? without hours of downloading and reinstalling apps
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    Hours? What kind of a data connection or wifi do you have? Must be slow then. Do whatever you want. Make sure you read about all the trouble with rooting this phone first.
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    I have Kies 3.0.1.13112_5 installed on my Mac powerbook. My Samsung Galaxy grand2 syncs reasonably well with Kies, (music manual loading aside) but this version of Kies does not seem to pick up the new S5 i just bought. What am I doing wrong? Since you are an expert, may I also ask, my current Samsung galaxy has learned all the predictive text of the two languages I mostly use, english and afrikaans. How do I get this into my new Samsung S5 without having to "retrain" the device from the start. Many thanks in advance for your advice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cobus Claassens View Post
    may I also ask, my current Samsung galaxy has learned all the predictive text of the two languages I mostly use, english and afrikaans. How do I get this into my new Samsung S5 without having to "retrain" the device from the start. Many thanks in advance for your advice.
    Very good point and I sort of wished I could have retained my prior keyboard's "knowledge" of my thought patterns.

    But, I switched to a new keyboard ( SwiftKey ) and it very quickly learned how I talk. If you are not currently using SwiftKey, put that on your new S5 and give it a try.

    * SwiftKey Keyboard - Android Apps on Google Play
    Verizon Galaxy S5 since Launch Day, using ART
    Box Stock, not rooted
    Nova Prime, Textra, Blue Mail
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    senses Scrn on=WiFi & Data ON
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    If you can't or prefer not to root your S5 then you still can get move your apps and data using Hellium, after using it I prefer it over Titanium backup (and I paid for both full versions) for the simple fact that I prefer not to root the S5 (at least for now), my office is paying for it and I'd prefer to keep it as stock as possible.
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    Everyone, many thanks, S5 now syncing well with Kies and Swiftkey was totally the answer. Best about Swiftkey is I can load english and afrikaans, my mother tongue, and it spells both languages at the same time!! Awesome.

    Another question if I may, I managed to get my iTunes play lists onto Kies by importing them. How do I get same playlists, with same content and names, onto my S5?

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