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What are the advantages and disadvantages of MTP versus PTP?

From Wikipedia: 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 ...
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Transfer LINE account from a phone to another without losing friends and chat history

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 ...
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How is it possible to hack/steal the data of a stranger's Android phone by holding it by hand for a while?

Over the years, there were some vulnerabilities affecting the Android Bluetooth stack (sometimes on all devices, sometimes only on devices with a specific chipset). If the vulnerability allows remote ...
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Exporting contacts via adb

The contacts database can be queried using the ADB shell: adb shell content query --uri content://com.android.contacts/data The command will dump all the content of the database only if the shell ...
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"Sorry, something went wrong" when trying to "Set up nearby device"

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 ...
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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?

As of now, given the constraints, you cannot achieve what you have set out for. Firefox app would be able to restore bookmarks using these methods, in the absence of a hack: native settings option ...
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Can't update or install app with new Google Account

I removed my old google workspace account ([email protected]), and I am now able to install the app with my logged in ([email protected]). I was just too scared to do that before. The existing apps still work, ...
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How to transfer a few text messages from one phone to another

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 ...
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Restore all data to another rooted device (LineageOS)

Encrypted open source backup solution for Android is called SeedVault by Calyx Institute and has been included as a built-in backup solution from LineageOS 18.1. To use it, navigate to Settings -> ...
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Cloning Android Phone

Even if you would have two identical devices (from hardware perspective) cloning an device is impossible for most modern devices because devices are by default hardware encrypted. This means that ...
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How to access texts on rooted Android device from terminal

Requirements: Linux terminal (may work on other systems; untested). adb installed. "USB Debugging" enabled. Rooted Android device (may work on unrooted; untested). Sequence: Plug in ...
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SELinux denials after migrating application data between devices

On newer Android versions the process mentioned in the question and comment is not sufficient. In my experience on LineageOS 20 (that is Android 13), the following changes were needed: The cache and ...
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Is there a way to transfer apps, watch faces, settings from Samsung Galaxy Watch4 to Watch6?

Finally took a punt at it. Open Galaxy Wearable App Click on hamburger menu at top left Select Add new device If you dont have a backup on the old watch, make one. (I had automatic backups, but made ...
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Is it possible to migrate apps and their data from one unrooted Android phone to another?

I only tried it on one app so far though but here goes. you must be able to access 'phone storage' on both phones. plug in the usb and connect the phone to your com. open phone storage. open '...
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How to Fix the Failing Notification-Bar in CM13?

I had the same problem a couple days ago. I felt like the only way to fix it is reinstalling cm. But I fortunately managed to make the notification bar work again. I was looking for some solution in ...
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Transfer LINE account from a phone to another without losing friends and chat history

Root solution for fresh install and old database Example situation You lost your old phone, the other root solutions do not work here, but luckily you have a backup of naver_line database found in jp....
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Transfer LINE account from a phone to another without losing friends and chat history

ROOT 2020-06: Transfer all data locally and allows for 2 phones with the same LINE account An updated version of @nicolas-raoul 's answer, for when your phone is ROOTed. The following procedure does ...
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Migrate Clash of Clans data from Android to iOS

You just need to link your ios device to android device Log in to Apple-account/game center on both devices. After that follow the steps- On android device, go to settings inside Clash of Clans ...
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When changing SIM card what needs to be copied or transferred from the old SIM card?

A SIM card typically has 8k to 256k of memory which stores MNC, ICCID, IMSI, Authentication Key (Ki), Local Area Identity (LAI), and Operator-Specific Emergency Number. The SIM also stores other ...
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Can I restore Titanium App Backups from a phone with Android 4.4 to my Android 6 Phone?

As requested by beeshyams, I'll sum up my comments to an answer here: There should be no problem as long as you stick to user apps (i.e. apps you've installed yourself – as opposed to apps that came ...
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MOTO G4 is not connecting with windows 10

Try this. First turn on developer options. To do this open settings and locate the 'about phone' and tap this then scroll to build and tap this 7 times then click the back button and go back to ...
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Cloning file system without touchscreen

TL;DR No, unless you have root, which you do not have, I assume. No No The whole system, no need for individual packages. No If you have root, you can pull the whole block-device by this command ...
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How to copy system files and other data files in internal storage When i have access to recovery only?

I know your issue has been sitting here unanswered for months now, so you might not need this information, but in case someone else comes around with the same problem: I've had a similar issue - phone ...
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Transfering app data to other android device

The Colornote support page gives a few options. You can sync through their online services, by transferable backup, or by SD card. How to transfer notes from old phone to new phone. Using the ...
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How do I move gigabytes of data from my computer to my phone's SD card?

I put the SD card in the computer and drag & drop there. I have a SD slot and use a uSD to SD card adapter. Try dragging smaller chunks vs all at once. I have a 64GB card and drag 20-30 folders ...
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Is data transfer from a Pixel 3a XL possible via USB 3?

According to GSM arena the Google Pixel 3a has an USB 2.0 type-C connector. Note that the USB transfer speed is independent of the used USB connector type. Therefore USB 3.0 is not supported by the ...
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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?

I recently migrated app data from multiple Firefox apps from one Android phone to another. At first I tried to rely on Android's device-to-device backup transfer mechanism, but that did not migrate ...
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App Data Not Restored After Copy From Nearby Device

Two possible reasons From Nexus help When you set up your phone, you can quickly import Google Accounts, backed-up apps, and data from your current Android device to your new Nexus phone by using ...
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How to transfer data to android?

Switching​ from IPhone to Android is really easy. You'll need Google drive installed on your iPhone and set your Google account. Further explanations can be found here If your android device is a ...
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Impossible to transfer mobile banking app data between factory resets

Assuming that the IT department of the bank has implemented some sort of check in their Android app to ensure that you can't restore its data between different installations (which also includes ...
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