1. ecb186's Avatar
    Hi everyone

    My Samsung A3 Phone broke. I managed to take a full backup with smart switch before the screen died completely. It can still charge and turn on but the screen is completely blackened and I can not input anything.

    I got a Huawei p30 and I'd like to install the backup from Samsung on it but smart switch is a one way street for non Samsung phones! It allows backups to be created on Huawei not install.

    Any ideas how I can install this backup?

    Thank you
    06-15-2020 07:33 AM
  2. Mooncatt's Avatar
    Looking at the Play store listing, Huawei isn't listed in the compatible devices list. Someone may come along with a workaround, but my guess is you won't be able to use it.
    06-15-2020 09:21 AM
  3. ecb186's Avatar
    Oh bummer. I don't know anyone with a spare Samsung Phone sitting around. Is there a simulator or some virtual environment I can install and reach the contents of the backup?
    06-15-2020 05:08 PM
  4. Mooncatt's Avatar
    Oh bummer. I don't know anyone with a spare Samsung Phone sitting around. Is there a simulator or some virtual environment I can install and reach the contents of the backup?
    I know there are PC based Android emulators, but not sure if that would be an option for you or not. Developers can restrict access to specific phones if they want, even if the ones they block are otherwise capable of running their app. If an emulator can't report itself as the correct phone, you wouldn't be able to run the app. I haven't ever used one, so I don't know if they have the ability to report as a specific device or if Google Play just sees them as a generic Android device.
    06-15-2020 05:34 PM
  5. mustang7757's Avatar
    Oh bummer. I don't know anyone with a spare Samsung Phone sitting around. Is there a simulator or some virtual environment I can install and reach the contents of the backup?
    I don't think so then anyone could get your info
    06-15-2020 08:27 PM

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