I would like to migrate apps and their data from one phone to another without too much faffing around, like:
- rooting (very convoluted device specific process with a lot of ambiguity around it and often involving running closed source software from random vendors that you have to believe does the right thing),
- using app specific backup export/import facilities if at all exist (too manual, seems the only option though).
I am ok with:
- using a PC to help facilitate the process,
- manual copying/pasting files (within reason).
Ideally, I would like to have a process that works something like this:
- select apps that I would like to have in their current state on the other phone,
- bundle them together and store somewhere (external SD card or PC),
- put that bundle on the other phone and somehow install and recover their state.
A bit like PortableApps works.
So far I have tried :
- Super Backup - unfortunately, like many others, requires rooting,
- Helium - seemed promising but Helium has never been, nor ever will be, compatible with any device running anything less than Android 4.0 and it does not work on certain phones.
- App Backup & Restore - Q: Does it backup data of apps? A: No, currently it only backup the apk files of apps.
- and skimmed through a number of articles including this one (looks like even if I was willing to root I would have a hard time).