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How can I back up app data from an unrooted phone?

I’m trying to get normally‐inaccessible app data off my ageing Pixel 3 running Android 12. It’s OEM‐locked so unfortunately I can’t root it without losing the very data I want to try to back up. I don’...
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How to migrate Signal Messenger data from Android to iPhone?

So I'm not sure this is the right place to ask this but I'm getting zero replies from [email protected] so I thought I'd check in with the online community. I'm familiar with the security issues ...
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How to transfer Firefox bookmarks (and saved logins, etc) from one phone to another **without** using Firefox's "sync", 3rd-party apps nor root?

Title says it all, pretty much. A quick Google search (surprizingly) did not return any pertinent results. I guess it might boil down to copy-pasting some system folders/files from one Android ...
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SELinux denials after migrating application data between devices

I'm trying to migrate application data between devices. The application was installed to the work profile using Shelter The steps I did were: On source phone, tar cvf appdata.tar.gz /data/user/10/com....
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moving whatsapp data from Android 4 to Android 13

As you probably know (https://faq.whatsapp.com/1150261202542208), Whatsapp is not going to support Android 4 phones from 23rd of October this year; the minimum supported Android version will be 5.0 I ...
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Will I be removed from groups on WhatsApp if I upgrade to a new phone?

I was removed from all groups before when I changed my number. Will the same happen if I change my phone? This time, I have the same number but a different phone.
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full adb restore not restoring [unencrypted] .ab file to bootloader unlocked Lineage device

This is a follow-up troubleshooting question to this one here in this very same forum. After repeatedly confirming the connection through both of adb devices -l and fastboot devices -l tantamounting ...
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Transfer WhatsApp chat from iOS to Android [duplicate]

I want to transfer my WhatsApp chats from my iPhone 6 with iOS 8.4 to my new Samsung Galaxy S6e, is there an easy way to do that?
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How to move WhatsApp chat history from iPhone to Android?

Just upgraded my iPhone 4 to Nexus 4, and could not find on Google a reasonable answer to this question. Is there any good app that does this? Or, what should be the process?
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Transfer WhatsApp messages from iOS to Android

I want to move my WhatsApp messages from my iPhone 5c to my OnePlus Nord N200 5G running Android 12. I've been running WhatsApp in an iPhone 5c with iOS, which is the last iOS version for this iPhone. ...
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How do I add my existing audio notes to the Google Recorder app on my Pixel 7 Pro?

I used audio notes extensively on my old Samsung phone. Now I'm migrating to a Pixel 7 pro and I love the Google Recorder app which is only available on Pixel phones. It has live transcription and ...
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Double tap to zoom on Pixel 3a chrome browser?

I've just switched phones from iPhone to a Pixel 3a and one of the things I'm missing right now is double double tap to zoom in Chrome. I haven't found anything suggesting the feature doesn't exist on ...
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Is it possible to switch to a new phone with all data?

How do I switch to a new phone transferring all data (without root access)? All data means (at most): Files and folders (including some hidden files, like browser's cookies) Apps and their data ...
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Is there some way to move apps and settings from an Android phone to another?

Is there some way to move apps and settings from an Android phone to another? I remember I could open Google Store in a webpage in computer, and then see what apps are installed on a phone, and ...
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Migrate Between Different Phones with Apps & Data on MicroSDHC

Attempting my first migration between two phones with different Android versions has got me very confused. All my apps and data are currently working and complete on an Android 4.4 phone. Internal ...
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Why Mi Mover doesn't move apps but samsung smart switch can?

I move all apps to mi mover. Some apps are moved Another apps have a message "not installed" This is weird. The whole point of using mi mover is so I don't have to reinstall all those apps ...
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How to transfer Apps using Samsung Switch?

I am trying to use Samsung's "Smart Switch" to transfer apps from an old phone to a new phone (both Samsung S9's, both running Android v10). I followed the directions carefully but not all ...
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Migrate entire WhatsApp from iPhone 6 to Android [duplicate]

I'm looking to migrate my WhatsApp from iPhone to Android, including media (not just chat). I know that it is not possible via native WhatsApp features. I don't want to use a third-party app (not ...
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How to check existing Android Exchange Domain settings?

I am installing my wife's new phone using Samsung Smart Switch. It nicely installs all apps, including Outlook, however it does not copy the account settings for her Exchange mail. I know her Outlook ...
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Migrating my data to a new MIUI Android phone

I'm switching from a Xiaomi RedMi 3S phone (Android 6.0.1) to a MI 9 SE which I just got. None of the phones are rooted. I don't have a Google account, nor a "Xiaomi account" - but like any ...
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Is it possible to migrate an SD card formatted as adopted storage to a new phone without reformatting?

My phone (Moto X Pure 2015, a.k.a. Clark) hates me. It's a refurb that I doubt was properly fixed, which was a replacement for my last one that had a bad USB port, but the issues didn't start until ...
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Port MessagEase Macro to new device

I have a new phone and a lot of MessagEase on my old phone. Unfortunately, they haven't been transferred with the default process to migrate to a new device. Is there another way to port them over ...
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Copy entire phone to the same device?

I bought second Asus ZS570KL as backup phone since my old one starts to do... weird things. I created full backup using: ./adb backup -apk -all -obb -shared -v -f /backups/phone8.ab And later ...
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Changing Administrator of WhatsApp group due to non-working mobile and migration to another country [closed]

My friend is an Administrator of our group on WhatsApp. He migrated from Singapore to US and as a result, his phone is not working. I would like to take the Administrator privileges for adding him ...
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Importing contacts from Windows Phone 10

Trying to set up my new Galaxy S9+ today and I'm moving from a Lumia 950XL running Windows 10 Mobile - and for the life of me I can't get it to import my contacts. The obvious solution would appear ...
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How do I transfer my data? I am giving my phone in exchange

I have bought a Redmi Note 5 on Flipkart and I have a Micromax Canvas Nitro 2 with Android 4.0.4 which I am giving in exchange. How do I transfer my data without taking too long?
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Migrate (nearly) everything from Android 7.0 to Android 6.0 on Lenovo Moto

tl;dr: I've migrated my system to other phone dozens of times in the past and everything always worked like a charm. But migration was always between Androids of the same same version. Now, I've ...
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Is there any way to change App source on Android?

I migrated from Oneplus 3(Chinese android phone) to Galaxy Note 8 via Cloneit, since Samsung's stock migration tool didn't support Oneplus 3. However, apps migrated(or preferably, cloned) on my new ...
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Can't move System from one phone to another using twrp?

I have a HTC desire 510 (broken) and a HTC desire 510 (rather unharmed). I made a backup of the system on the old one to the new one using twrp 3.1.1 to the external sd card. If I put the sd card ...
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App Data Not Restored After Copy From Nearby Device

When installing a new Android 7.0 phone I chose the option to Copy From Nearby Device. All the apps on the older Android 4.4 device were copied and seem to be working but only 4 actually have any data ...
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How can I migrate my Palm OS memos over to Simplenote?

There's an old PDA/smartphone operating system named "Palm OS". It's included with PalmPilot, Palm, Visor, Tungsten, Zire, Treo, and Centro devices. One of the apps which comes with a Palm OS device ...
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Is it possible to migrate apps and their data from one unrooted Android phone to another?

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 ...
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How to migrate Android device, including SD card? [duplicate]

I have a Huawei Ascend G6, which uses a 32GB SD card to store most app data. I now bought a Huawei Y6 to migrate to and want to retain as much app data as I can. How would I go about to transfer my ...
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How do I migrate my home screen?

My old Moto G 1st generation fell and broke, and I've just bought a new Moto E (2nd generation). It looks like the Motorola Migration app copied all my data. Almost my apps are being reinstalled (I've ...
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How to move App Data from rooted Gingerbread to unrooted KitKat?

I want to move App Data of some apps from my rooted Galaxy S (Gingerbread 2.3.5) to unrooted Nexus 7 G1 (KitKat 4.4.2) & I don't want to root my Nexus 7. So, Titanium Backup restore on Nexus 7 isn'...