1. MrsDowFire's Avatar
    I still have the Galaxy S3 and would like to make sure I have everything that didn't get transferred. I noticed some things mostly pictures that didn't transfer because they weren't on my SD Card. Also my SMS or MMS didn't get transferred and I'd like to get those. I didn't know about SMS Backup+ until yesterday and have downloaded it to my new phone. Wish I had that installed on the S3 but didn't. Is there anyway to recover those from my S3 now that it is deactivated?

    I plugged the S3 into the desktop via USB and have been poking around but not really sure what I should look for before resetting the phone to factory.

    Anything else I should look for to transfer or have I covered most everything?

    Thanks everyone,
    08-06-2014 12:45 PM
  2. MrsDowFire's Avatar
    How do I find this on my deactived S3? "storage/emulated/0" I believe that is where I need to look for SMS and MMS but haven't been able to locate that folder? Can anyone help me?
    08-06-2014 01:20 PM
  3. GSDer's Avatar
    Welcome to the forums!

    Even though the S3 has been deactivated you should be able to use it in Wi-Fi only mode and install apps, etc.

    I'd suggest using the Kies software on your PC to backup everything from the S3 and then to restore what you need to the S5. Kies is the only thing I'm aware of that will backup/restore MMS - lots of other things will handle SMS but not MMS.

    When you use the MyFiles app that should default to your internal memory (the thing you defined as /storage/emulated/0).

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk
    08-06-2014 07:10 PM
  4. MrsDowFire's Avatar
    thank you for your reply. I didn't realize this could be done. I've learned my lesson to not let the store transfer my stuff in the future. I just downloaded Kies on my pc and backing up my new phone and then I will back up the S3.

    Thanks again.
    08-07-2014 03:05 PM

Similar Threads

  1. Android Wear and Note 3 messaging app..
    By MannyZ28 in forum Samsung Galaxy Note 3
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 08-08-2014, 11:36 AM
  2. Google Play store app video always flips to landscape
    By dhinged in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-07-2014, 06:44 PM
  3. Replies: 16
    Last Post: 08-07-2014, 03:54 PM
  4. how to lock the widgets
    By AC Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-06-2014, 01:48 PM
  5. Connecting to a hidden network
    By AC Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-06-2014, 01:39 PM