I have followed this post to backup and restore an app from my old to my new phone. I could make the backup and the restoration. My question might be a bit silly, but what is the next step to have your app running in the new phone as it was in the old phone? Should I have to install the same app from PlayStore and do something else? Does it has to be the same version of the app that was in the old one? Thanks, and sorry if the question is too obvious but I am new in this.

  • If you did a full backup (with the -apk parameter included), the app should be there already. Otherwise of course you'll need to install it. So hard to tell "what's next" if the relevant details are missing :) – Izzy Dec 13 '17 at 19:51
  • Thanks for answering. So, in case I use -noapk. Should I install the app before or after doing the restoration? – Bur Nor Dec 13 '17 at 20:12
  • I'd do it before, but that shouldn't really matter. Apart from that, I always use -apk – you can never tell if a given app is still available in the stores tomorrow. – Izzy Dec 13 '17 at 20:13
  • I am using this command adb backup -f backup.ab -apk -obb -shared -nosystem com.lbe.parallel.intl And for being only one app it is taking so long already almost 30 min, and the size is 4GB and increasing. I am not sure if I should used -shared. – Bur Nor Dec 13 '17 at 20:16
  • Another quest, if I I restore using -noapk, and if the version of the app that I install in my new phone is different, will it work anyway? – Bur Nor Dec 13 '17 at 21:51

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