I have 3 android devices synced to the same Google account:

  • OnePlus One running Lineage OS 15.1 (up to date, not currently rooted)
  • NVidia SHIELD Tablet K1
  • OnePlus 3T - new, in factory reset state

I am trying to move all of my apps and data from the One to the 3T. Google Drive on the One shows under "Backups" (text translated from Spanish w/best guesses from context, etc):

  • Backup from A0001 - today at 21:49
  • Backup from NVidia SHIELD Tablet K1 - today at 10:57

However, booting the 3T, setting up the SIM, Wifi, and copying Google account information over using "Set up my device", entering account password, skipping "share my data" questions gets me eventually to the restore screen, which shows only the K1 backup to restore from.

How can I fully restore from my One to the 3T? I estimate reinstalling all of my apps (from 3 sources - Play store, F-Droid, and Humble Bundle) and getting data syncing working and synced for my personal data to take at least 5 hours, and would not include call data, chrome tabs, game saves, etc - so anything faster than that is fair game. I have set up ADB for my One and used it for file transfers a number of times, and can probably set it up for the 3T, so ADB is fair game.

Edit: currently open tabs on this issue (might save some time):

  • See adb tag You will find a question by Izzy on how do it on an unrooted device
    – beeshyams
    Commented Nov 11, 2018 at 6:07
  • My One is pretty rootable - I just have to boot into TWRP and load the root package. I can also root the 3T - just worried about passing SafetyNet afterwards - one Reddit thread commented that the 3T and other modern devices specially fail if the bootloader is even unlocked...
    – Iiridayn
    Commented Nov 11, 2018 at 6:17
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    I wish it weren't - I play Pokemon Go with my wife, who cares less about privacy loss than I, and I care less about privacy loss than fun walks with her. I'll look into adb backup and restore - thank you.
    – Iiridayn
    Commented Nov 11, 2018 at 6:51
  • Thanks. Posted as requested. You may please delete your comments as they have been incorporated
    – beeshyams
    Commented Nov 12, 2018 at 3:43

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Summarizing from comments ;

  • OP has been unsuccessful in restoring from Google Drive trying the solutions linked in the question

  • Using is not an option as bootloader is unlocked on the old device but on the new device Safety Net would be tripped if unlocked and rooted, apart from wiping data

  • Only option left is to take a back up as explained here (using adb} How to fully backup non-rooted devices?. It has limitations so it's recommended to understand and test it out

  • Re your second bullet, I stated above that bootloader is not locked on my old device, that I can root very easily on my old device, and there is no data on the new device. My only concern there is Safety Net on the new device, should restoration require root, as to restore Safety Net on the new device would presumably wipe the device again.
    – Iiridayn
    Commented Nov 12, 2018 at 6:56

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