You can do it without root access
Install ADB and OpenJDK 8 (I had nothing to do with security extension) by following adb backup guide on XDA
sudo apt-get install openjdk-8-jre-headless
sudo apt-get install android-tools-adb android-tools-fastboot
Now, do the following
Connect the old mobile, create backup ...
Warning: LINE only allows one active phone, and will destroy data on the old phone as soon as you log in on the new phone, so be sure to correctly perform this procedure BEFORE logging in on the new phone.
Fast procedure (requires rooted phones)
Warning: It seems that this procedure does not work well with letter sealing. If you don't have the LINE letter ...
The Media Transfer Protocol (MTP) is an extension to the Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP) communications protocol that allows media files to be transferred atomically to and from portable devices. Whereas PTP was designed for downloading photographs from digital cameras, Media Transfer Protocol allows the transfer of music files on digital ...
Does the in built-in backup service work? Yes.
But maybe not how you expect/want. As you mentioned apps need to 'opt in' to backup data and most apps don't actually use this. I'm only aware of a couple that do. As far as i know, the backed up data is only actually restore to a device when the device is initially set up, not when you install an app from the ...
No 3rd party utilities or cloud services needed for that. On the "old device":
open your contacts app
enter its menu
select to export to SD card
Now you should find a file named 0001.vcf on the SD card (internal or external, depends on what the device has). Copy that to the new device, e.g. via Bluetooth, WiFi Hotspot. then, on the new ...
To completely migrate Viber, you will have to copy your message databases from old device and set them to Viber's own on new device. In addition, if you want to have all photos and videos from your conversations, you must migrate them too.
You need both devices rooted
On both devices install some Root File Manager (further "RFM"), like ...
Yes, it is possible to transfer using an OTG cable. But you require at least one of the phones to support OTG, and it is better explained here. The phones mentioned in the post are Xperia and Micromax. I am sure it will work with the rest of the OTG-supported phones too.
An alternative seems to be offered directly from the device:
The Windows Phone 7.5 operating system makes it easy to transfer contacts. Tap the arrow to go to the second page menu. On here you’ll find a simple Contacts Transfer app, tap it and make sure Bluetooth is switched on in your Nokia Lumia
This should (hopefully) be valid for ...
Official backup / restore solution for Android, introduced by LINE by 2018 for all regions
Limitations of this method
Restored: Chats, Contacts, Media not older than a few weeks
Not restored: Sealed letter messages, Group chats, Media older than a few weeks
Perform on old Phone
Make sure you set an Email and Password for your LINE Messenger account
In LINE, ...
I found a solution of this problem. Each time I connect my phone to my computer I have to go to Settings -> Developer options -> Select USB Configuration and select MTP(Media Transfer Protocol). Then I can access the SD card from my computer. It turns out that whenever its needed to connect the phone and the computer this procedure is to be followed.
Using proprietary vendor-software such as Kies for backups usually jails you into that eco-system. If your Galaxy is still available, up, and running, rather use the following steps to transfer your contacts:
open the Contacts app
hit the menu button
chose to export your contacts to SDCard (will store in .vcf format)
Now you've got a ...
Just tested this on my phone and my gmail, and it seems to work. I'm running 4.4 with the stock Contacts app on my phone.
On your phone, in the Contacts app: menu button -> import/export contacts
Choose export to storage and it will create a .vcf file to /storage/emulated/0/ which is the root folder for storage
Transfer this file via email, or usb to a ...
I had the same issue today. I had to replace my old (broken) Nexus 5X to a new Nexus 5X.
After unsucessfull tries (same error message as you) I started to all reconfigure manually when I noticed my old Nexus 5X was running Android 7.0 and the new stock Nexus 5X was still on Android 6.0.
So here is what I did: I accepted the update to Android 7.0, then did ...
This Answer is valid for the Android 4.x.x. We will proceed with the use of ADB tool available for Android and it is not required for the Device to be Rooted at all.
The answer is meant to be generalized rather than Android Device Specific.
Method using Linux System :
Install ADB related tools from the repositories of your installed Linux Distro.
Android File Transfer worked with S3 on Mac running Snow Leopard once I used the right cable!
I discovered I had 2 different type USB cables- one seems to just charge and so Android File transfer didn't recognize the phone at all. The other cable, bearing the Verizon label, was entirely ...
Helium - App Sync and Backup (previously Carbon) will sync all your app data, such as settings and so on:
Helium lets you backup your apps and data to your SD card or cloud
storage. With Helium, you can sync app data from your other Android
devices-- even if they are not on the same network [...] Helium does
NOT require root. All Android users can ...
You can do this without root permissions as its built into Android ICS. Just go to:
Settings -> Backup & Reset
Then when you setup the tablet you can restore all the Wi-Fi data from your phone when you sync from the same Google account.
I recently transferred game progress using my computer from an LG phone to a Droid Maxx. I will use Fallout Shelter as my example because the website said game progress/purchases could not be transferred.
I created a folder on my desktop for files from the LG and looked through the phones files until I found com.bethsoft.falloutshelter.
I moved that to ...
I don't know about Windows, but on Ubuntu Linux this is easily scripted using the photo management app Digikam. Digikam can be configured to recognize the device and automatically download the pictures.
You just plug in the phone and it starts automatically, no need to do anything with the computer or the phone.
According to Ryan from Gameloft, writing on the Touch Arcade iOS forum, Asphalt 8: Airborne doesn't sync save games between different platforms:-
no, Asphalt 8 doesn't have cross-platform save functions. You won't be able to play on an iOS device and then load that progress on an Android device.
He's writing about iOS and Android, but it's easy to see ...
Helium has never been, nor ever will be, compatible with any device running anything less than Android 4.0
First things first: What you want cannot be achieved on not-rooted devices running a lower version of Android. Only with ICS (4.0), permissions of the ADB daemon have been alleviated to enable this (see: Full Backup of non-rooted devices).
There are a few options for your case.
One option is to sync with Google cloud contacts. In most smartphones, there is a native function to set a contact as a Google contact. Note: Depending on your phone, you may have to manually make all your contacts sync with Google individually. Some older phones may not support this functionality at all.
If you don'...
This is a bug in Whatsapp. It should send both image and caption.
It's present both in Android and iPhone versions. Doesn't matter if you user the FORWARD ("Arrow/Forward") or the SHARE feature, both loose the original caption.
You and everyone with this problem can (and should) send a bug report thru the app by accessing the Settings panel > help > ...
You can use the Android application made by Apple : Move to iOS.
The applications will let you easily transfer your contact and a lot of other data (messages, photos, Google account, bookmark) from your Android phone to your iPhone.
SMS backup and restore has
Option to select which text conversations to backup or restore
Though it is manual and not by date . This should be fine in your case as you don't have too many
On the next screen you can select the messages manually and create a backup
Thanks to a acejavelin who pointed out that restoration can be done for a specific date ...
Sync contacts to your Gmail should be your best choice, it is very easy and does not cost you money. If you have not done that, you will need some third-party program to transfer your contacts to Galaxy.
You can do this easily using an app such as SG USB Mass Storage Enabler. As you already know, your device does not support mass storage facility. So You have to ask help from MTP modes or enable the Mass Storage mode.
The app stated above does the latter. It is easy. But you have to have the root access. If you don't know how, use this guide to know how.
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