1. Pastorhss's Avatar
    I am upgrading from a carrier [T-Mobile] S9 to an unlocked S20 5G.

    1) Should I use Smart Switch [as I've done in the past] or do you recommend doing a clean install?

    2) I've been a Nova Premium user for years. Do you think One UI 2.0 on S20 deserves a chance?

    I really look forward to the great help, as usual.
    04-27-2020 08:55 PM
  2. mustang7757's Avatar
    Hi, I would just transfer , messages, phone,pictures/video and apps from smart switch
    Pastorhss likes this.
    04-27-2020 08:58 PM
  3. ABOSWORTH007's Avatar
    Smart Switch will be fine. I back everything up to my Google Drive account and all app data is transferred with no issues.

    I too use Nova. While One UI has improved, I do not think it's worth giving too much a chance. There is still way too much lacking for me to ditch Nova. One UI does not offer even close to the amount of function I need. Try it out for yourself though. Depending on what features you actually use in Nova, it might be fine for you.
    Pastorhss likes this.
    04-27-2020 09:02 PM
  4. Pastorhss's Avatar
    Thanks mustang7757. I'm a power user, but not a great techy. I've seen a lot of your posts. I know I'm getting good advice.
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    04-27-2020 09:26 PM
  5. Pastorhss's Avatar
    Thanks Abosworth007. You made my day. I really can't imagine not using Nova. I've done a lot of research and seen a lot of reviews videos. One UI 2.0 looks nice, but Nova features are awesome.
    04-27-2020 09:28 PM
  6. dizzle16's Avatar
    Personally I used smart switch and it worked perfectly wirelessly. I'm currently using the stock launcher and enjoy it just fine though Nova looks great on it. The main reason I don't use Nova is it's not compatible with the "recents" gesture and I prefer gesture navigation over a navigation bar. If you prefer gestures, it'll be the stock launcher by default unfortunately
    04-27-2020 09:38 PM
  7. mustang7757's Avatar
    Thanks mustang7757. I'm a power user, but not a great techy. I've seen a lot of your posts. I know I'm getting good advice.
    Thank you
    I use Samsung cloud mainly, but I do make backups from smart switch, sd card etc.

    Main thing you don't want settings , home screen set up stuff like that to cross over do to different on UI versions can cause issues.

    Edit: I always made back up to Google drive for nova and rename to the date I did the back up that way everthing you made custom is there again and makes it a lot easier.
    04-27-2020 10:29 PM

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