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Old February 12th, 2013, 02:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default So if I migrate from the Motion to the Spirit...

...how would I bring all my apps over to the spirit as well as all my settings and preferences, or would I have to re-download all the apps and re-install them and configure the Spirit to my liking?

Also, I have the $30.00 monthly plan which is NLA (no longer available)
When I activate the Spirit, would I be able to bring that plan onto that phone, or would I have to go with a different, more expensive plan?

And how does one activate the phone?

I'm really on the fence on this phone as I just bought my Motion a few months ago for $150.00 + tax + activation.

If I were to buy the Spirit, I would buy it on Wirefly for $240.00, no tax and if I activate it myself, no activation fee.

I would also send in the rebate form as well as it seems that Metro will honor it as long as you send in the 3 requirements (copy of the receipt, copy of the barcode on the box, and the rebate form.) although IDK for certain that they will honor it, but I don't see anything that leads me to believe they wouldn't.

So it seems that I can have the Spirit for $170.00 if they honor the rebate.
I would probably keep my Motion as a backup phone since it has little resale value although I do have an older iPhone that will fetch around $100.00 on eBay so that would also help offset the price.

So can I migrate apps and my rock-bottom $30.00 monthly plan, or would that not be honored if I change phones as that monthly special was only for people that bought their phone at an authorized dealer?

My guess is that Metro would put me on the $40.00 monthly plan, so I would be spending an extra $120.00 a year.

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You'd keep your grandfathered plan, you are on that plan till you either change it your self or your account is closed.

You would have to reinstall all your apps through the play store. No your settings from the motion wouldn't be migrated over to the new phone. Right now the Spirit doesn't have root, so you pretty much have to use it as a brand new out of the box phone.
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...how would I bring all my apps over to the spirit as well as all my settings and preferences, or would I have to re-download all the apps and re-install them and configure the Spirit to my liking?

Also, I have the $30.00 monthly plan which is NLA (no longer available)
When I activate the Spirit, would I be able to bring that plan onto that phone, or would I have to go with a different, more expensive plan?

And how does one activate the phone?

I'm really on the fence on this phone as I just bought my Motion a few months ago for $150.00 + tax + activation.

If I were to buy the Spirit, I would buy it on Wirefly for $240.00, no tax and if I activate it myself, no activation fee.

I would also send in the rebate form as well as it seems that Metro will honor it as long as you send in the 3 requirements (copy of the receipt, copy of the barcode on the box, and the rebate form.) although IDK for certain that they will honor it, but I don't see anything that leads me to believe they wouldn't.

So it seems that I can have the Spirit for $170.00 if they honor the rebate.
I would probably keep my Motion as a backup phone since it has little resale value although I do have an older iPhone that will fetch around $100.00 on eBay so that would also help offset the price.

So can I migrate apps and my rock-bottom $30.00 monthly plan, or would that not be honored if I change phones as that monthly special was only for people that bought their phone at an authorized dealer?

My guess is that Metro would put me on the $40.00 monthly plan, so I would be spending an extra $120.00 a year.

One caveat though: in order to keep your $30 plan, you will have to activate in a store. Online and *228 don't allow you to select any but the current plans. I ran into that with my wife's Optimus M+. I tried to so it with *228 and only has the choice of the current plans. We had a $50 plan as a family plan so were only paying $45. This was almost a year ago so I can't remember the plans now. The store was able to hook me up though.

Household be able to keep that plan though. As far as migrating your apps, I'm pretty sure that you will have to just download them again. The Play store will have a record of all your apps though, so it'll just be a matter of time.

Settings can't be migrated though, as far as I know.
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To migrate everything from the Motion to the spirit (this is my theory):
Run the stock backup app on the Motion and backup everything to a microsd card.
Then take that microsd card and restore it on the spirit with the backup app.

Not sure if it will work, but it's worth a shot
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One caveat though: in order to keep your $30 plan, you will have to activate in a store. Online and *228 don't allow you to select any but the current plans. I ran into that with my wife's Optimus M+. I tried to so it with *228 and only has the choice of the current plans. We had a $50 plan as a family plan so were only paying $45. This was almost a year ago so I can't remember the plans now. The store was able to hook me up though.

Household be able to keep that plan though. As far as migrating your apps, I'm pretty sure that you will have to just download them again. The Play store will have a record of all your apps though, so it'll just be a matter of time.

Settings can't be migrated though, as far as I know.
Activated to my Spirit(from motion) today through *228 and didn't get asked what plan i wanted. My bill also stayed the same, so I'm guessing I'm keeping my Unlimited 55 :3
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To migrate everything from the Motion to the spirit (this is my theory):
Run the stock backup app on the Motion and backup everything to a microsd card.
Then take that microsd card and restore it on the spirit with the backup app.

Not sure if it will work, but it's worth a shot
This is why we need root(Titanium Backup) -_-
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Activated to my Spirit(from motion) today through *228 and didn't get asked what plan i wanted. My bill also stayed the same, so I'm guessing I'm keeping my Unlimited 55 :3
Glad it worked for ya. I didn't think to try the online. I had only done the *228.
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Glad it worked for ya. I didn't think to try the online. I had only done the *228.
I tried online first, but it wouldn't let me go pass the plan section w/o choosing a current plan .

Made the call and all worked out, if it hadn't, the retail was going to be my last option.
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This is why we need root(Titanium Backup) -_-
Why wouldn't it backup? O.o
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Why wouldn't it backup? O.o
Doesnt even work on my motion
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Doesnt even work on my motion
O.o is it because your rooted? Do you even have a micro sd card inserted??
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Weird that it won't backup for you. I never had any issues using it on either phone.
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O.o is it because your rooted? Do you even have a micro sd card inserted??
Maybe it is because I'm rooted but I can't check anymore x)

And yes I had about 28 GB on my sd card free.
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On unrooted Motion I have an App called "Clickfree" which backs up contacts, Apps, etc. to the SD Card.

You might be able to do a backup to the SD Card then transfer everything to the Spirit by inserting the SD Card and doing a Restore in the New Device.....

Maybe. Untested but should work.

From App Store download Clickfree App to Motion

and store all photos, contacts, Apps, Bookmarks etc to SD Card.

Download Clickfree to LG Spirit.

Insert SD Card into Spirit , go to Clickfree and hit "Restore".
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