(Q) How do i Transfer over games saves?

LordAndroid

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I just bought the 2013 Nexus 7 and downloaded all my apps. How do I port over my CSR Racing and Real Racing 3 saved progress from my Nexus 7 2012? I have spent hours and hours playing these 2 games not to mention made in app purchases i don't wanna start all over. I don't have a FB signing in via social media isn't an option.
 

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I don't have FB either so I have the same issues you do when buying a new device. The solution I use is a free app called Helium. You can download it from the Play Store and use it to backup the games you want to transfer over. Simply apply the backup to your new device and you should be good to go. It works 100% for me.
 

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I use Dropbox and upload my save files in there, then download them onto the device.
What directory / file extensions do I need to look for for saving it to Dropbox and then re-load them in my other device?
Where does games data reside?
 

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Damn, I wish this thread came up before I bought my Nexus 7 2013. I lost all of my progress on my apps, AND, all of my ROMs on my emulators.
 

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Helium didn't work every time I tried to sync the backed up games on the 2012N7 to the 2013N7 I would get an error message I guess I'm SOL.

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Copy them from DB and paste them into the same place you got them from on the new device.

That's were I'm stuck because, once I uploaded the game saves to DB via Helium the helium software doesn't indicate where the files are before the upload. The only option given is to place a check In the box next the app you want to back up. So I don't know were to copy and paste the game save files

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You'd have to do it without Helium. Manually, with a file explorer, upload the game save files and bring them back to the new phone with the same file explorer.
 

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That's were I'm stuck because, once I uploaded the game saves to DB via Helium the helium software doesn't indicate where the files are before the upload. The only option given is to place a check In the box next the app you want to back up. So I don't know were to copy and paste the game save files

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from where did you copy the save files from 2012 N7 to DropBox??
i believe you copied just the files and not the entire folder.

The exact folder structure has to be maintained not just the files.

its better to copy the Helium backup folder to PC and then copy the same folder to the new N7.

then open helium and click on apps u want to restore.
 

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from where did you copy the save files from 2012 N7 to DropBox??
i believe you copied just the files and not the entire folder.

The exact folder structure has to be maintained not just the files.

its better to copy the Helium backup folder to PC and then copy the same folder to the new N7.

then open helium and click on apps u want to restore.

Another great idea.
 

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Helium worked for me. Just copied the backup made on my S3 to the N7 and restored! No issues at all except for with Real Racing 3 which anyways has a cloud backup.

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Helium worked for me. Just copied the backup made on my S3 to the N7 and restored! No issues at all except for with Real Racing 3 which anyways has a cloud backup.

Posted via Android Central App

I kept getting an error message when I would try to restore and sync from one device to another.

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I'd like to use dropbox to transfer all my games over from my phone to my tablet without losing the saved games(Angry Birds:Space, Seasons, Star Wars, Rio, etc. , Amazing Alex, Bad Piggies, PVZ, etc) did you use the Dropsync app or What technique did you use?
I just want to be sure I know what you used so I don't loose any of my data. I should mention that I cannot use Helium because I have a Droid Bionic and it isn't compatible. I have found game saving Angry Birds apps but they don't always save everything.

Thanks
 
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I never knew that RR3 had cloud saving... 6 championships completed and now I'm back to square one :(

I thought I had it backed up through Helium but that was only after my initial install (Root). If I were you I'd use the cloud saving provided in the settings menu in game.

Can I be arsed to have another go? Hmm
 

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Even if I use Helium how can I back up my sons games and "Game Progress" to an external device when I don't have a connector on the Nexus to allow connnection to a PC? It only has a hole for the power charge adapter.
 

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