08-24-2015 05:25 PM
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  1. toenail_flicker's Avatar
    That's a real bummer you lost your Action memo's. I would be pissed too!

    I do like the Action memo's and S Note. I use the S Pen daily. Also My Files comes in handy when I want to move/backup the notes I take. So easy to move them to the SD card. I'm basically happy with the Note 4, especially with KK. I don't see me upgrading this phone until it dies. Us KK lovers are going to be in real trouble when we need to replace our phones!
    Given Sammy's changes to the N5, I won't be upgrading until then either. I'm still trying to figure out how in the heck to get my Action memos over to my N4. You can export one by one to S Note and then export from there. I suppose, or I'm hoping, if I do Smart Switch again they might come through from S Note. Very tedious process, though. Takes too much time. As a last resort, I may factory reset just before root and try to get them in one more time via Smart Switch and backup the folder.

    Part of the issue originated when the popup about the update wouldn't let me do anything and wouldn't go away. I accidentally hit Evernote instead of Samsung, got a message I didn't fully see (blocked by update popup) and ended up turning off my connection via Samsung account. I restored that, but then it wouldn't sync my Action memos anymore. Hoping factory reset will rectify...
    08-23-2015 06:51 PM
  2. nahoku's Avatar
    I don't use the cloud so I'm unaware of how you have to sync your memo's.

    Can you actually see the files on the cloud? Is there a way to copy them and save them to your PC? If you can, you can connect your phone to the PC, or the SD card itself, and just save them to the SD. Then just move them to the S Notes' Action memo folder using My Files.
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    08-23-2015 08:13 PM
  3. toenail_flicker's Avatar
    I don't use the cloud so I'm unaware of how you have to sync your memo's.

    Can you actually see the files on the cloud? Is there a way to copy them and save them to your PC? If you can, you can connect your phone to the PC, or the SD card itself, and just save them to the SD. Then just move them to the S Notes' Action memo folder using My Files.
    Sammy's cloud for our backups is a mystery to me. I really don't use it and this was my first experience with Smart Switch. Worked great, all my stuff came through. I hadn't signed into my Sammy account at first and it was forcing me, along with the popup. That's when things tanked. If I had signed in to my account beforehand I wouldn't likely have had the issue, but really, Sammy is last on my list in setting up my device. Who knew the update was going to hijack me. It was a CF that was part Sammy's fault and part mine for delaying signing into my account. Lesson learned.

    So, I'm going to try to figure out where the Action memos are stored and access them that way. I can always put them in Lecture Notes if they're straight image files. The way they transfer to S Note it seems like they are. If I do it the hard way and load them topic by topic, then I'll look around for the files in S Note on the internal (I am rooted on my Note 3) and if they can be found I will see if there is a converter for them by a dev (doubt it). I would prefer to keep them as Action memos and just have them on my Note 4. Second best is probably S Note, and then Lecuture Notes - only because it's quicker to access AM from the pen.
    08-23-2015 09:11 PM
  4. toenail_flicker's Avatar
    I don't use the cloud so I'm unaware of how you have to sync your memo's.

    Can you actually see the files on the cloud? Is there a way to copy them and save them to your PC? If you can, you can connect your phone to the PC, or the SD card itself, and just save them to the SD. Then just move them to the S Notes' Action memo folder using My Files.
    You know, I misunderstood what you said and just reread your post. Interesting thought. I can give that a try, too.
    08-23-2015 09:13 PM
  5. toenail_flicker's Avatar
    I don't use the cloud so I'm unaware of how you have to sync your memo's.

    Can you actually see the files on the cloud? Is there a way to copy them and save them to your PC? If you can, you can connect your phone to the PC, or the SD card itself, and just save them to the SD. Then just move them to the S Notes' Action memo folder using My Files.
    You may have helped me again with your post here. I'm trying something and if it works I'll update this post. Should be really interesting. Definitely easier to move Action memos than S Note files, I think. I'm pasting the files in from Dropbox. I hope Sammy doesn't revolt with the paste. AMs are stored natively as jpgs. Sammy did it right there.

    I never realized just how many AMs I have. So far it's showing 135 - way too many to export to S Note. Wish I hadn't bothered trying. Wasted a couple of hours, at least.
    08-23-2015 10:30 PM
  6. nahoku's Avatar
    I'm confused too. Do you mean you're trying to get the memo's off of your Note 3? You keep mentioning your Note 3.
    08-23-2015 10:33 PM
  7. Ambivalencetech's Avatar
    I hope you get it sorted out. Glad to see I'm not alone sticking to kitkat, rooted and dynamic Kat rom. I am a little hesitant due to the stagefright exploit but I think its overblown. Is there a kitkat fix? Eventually we'd have to upgrade from kitkat.
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    08-23-2015 10:44 PM
  8. toenail_flicker's Avatar
    Tried what I thought might work and it didn't. Going to post to xda and see if someone there can tell me a few things. I think I'm still whammied by Sammy and will have to do a reset to get what I want. No big deal there and my notes are safe and sound on dropbox and my Note 3.
    08-23-2015 10:44 PM
  9. toenail_flicker's Avatar
    I hope you get it sorted out. Glad to see I'm not alone sticking to kitkat, rooted and dynamic Kat rom. I am a little hesitant due to the stagefright exploit but I think its overblown. Is there a kitkat fix? Eventually we'd have to upgrade from kitkat.
    Thanks.
    AFAIK the fix is only for LP. I also think it's a bit overblown. I turned off mms and that should do it, besides installing Lookout's Stagefright app. Do you have that installed?

    Also can't restore or backup Action memos from Kies. Without a factory reset Sammy isn't going to let me Smart Switch them, either.
    08-23-2015 11:18 PM
  10. toenail_flicker's Avatar
    I'm confused too. Do you mean you're trying to get the memo's off of your Note 3? You keep mentioning your Note 3.
    Smart Switch from Note 3 to Note 4 worked for memos, then Samsung locked me out of my account on Note 4 because of update. Now I can't access them on Note 4.
    08-23-2015 11:24 PM
  11. Ambivalencetech's Avatar
    Thanks I just did though I think it's just a detector. Says I'm vulnerable. Hoping the good folks at xda provide a flashable zip to address it on kitkat. It's a shame we can't upgrade and still keep our devices optimized.
    08-23-2015 11:29 PM
  12. toenail_flicker's Avatar
    Thanks I just did though I think it's just a detector. Says I'm vulnerable. Hoping the good folks at xda provide a flashable zip to address it on kitkat. It's a shame we can't upgrade and still keep our devices optimized.
    Yeah. It's just a detector. As long as your settings protect from mms you should be okay.

    Started a thread on xda and a buddy of mine popped in and helped out. I found the correct files to transfer, using only My Files, and they are qspd. Now I need a file renamer to change the qspd to spd as the extension. Making progress...
    08-24-2015 10:10 AM
  13. toenail_flicker's Avatar
    Holy #%$& it worked! I did a batch rename on my laptop from cmd prompt. Renamed file extension from "*.qspd" to "spd". Uploaded the files to my N4 and they still didn't show (could be too impatient) in Action memo. Renamed one file title to format of early test notes only on N4 and refreshed. It showed up in Action memo! I'm going to give it a wait to see if the rest show up, or in fact have to all be renamed to "Action memo *.spd" instead of "*_QuickMemo.spd".

    Note - from My Files I could open the note and edit it before changing the name, but couldn't see them in Action memo. Now I can see and edit.

    Victory!
    Once again persistence and determination pays off.
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    08-24-2015 12:02 PM
  14. toenail_flicker's Avatar
    I'm going to give it a wait to see if the rest show up, or in fact have to all be renamed to "Action memo *.spd" instead of "*_QuickMemo.spd".
    Both the name and the extension must be changed to get them into Action memo and you need to also transfer the jpg files for the notes from your Note 3.
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    08-24-2015 01:32 PM
  15. nahoku's Avatar
    Smart Switch from Note 3 to Note 4 worked for memos, then Samsung locked me out of my account on Note 4 because of update. Now I can't access them on Note 4.
    Ok, got it!
    08-24-2015 05:25 PM
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