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Old April 11th, 2014, 09:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Easiest way to get everything from my Gnex to my N5?

I don't mind using more than one app but I'd like to avoid having to redo all of my apps (including data if possible) and settings, plus transfer my contacts, calendar, sms/mms and call logs. I had titanium backup for my old phone (rooted optimus V) but this phone isn't rooted and I don't plan to root.

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Old April 11th, 2014, 10:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Download Google drive. Start backing up all your stuff you want on the N5. Download load it on your new device and saving it to your phone
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Old April 12th, 2014, 11:16 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Helium will do what you want, or at least most of it. In the Play store.
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Thanks. I'll check both of those out.
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No luck with Helium. I installed the pc version, installed the app on both phones, installed all drivers they recommended, but when I open helium it says I need to download the drivers. When I go to do that, when I try to install it says they're already installed. I'll have to find something else I guess.

edit-what's even worse, now I can't even connect my GNex to my computer at all. It doesn't recognize it. FFS.

After doing a system restore on my pc my phone is now recognized again. NO idea what happened with the drivers. So now I'm on the hunt for a way to transfer apps plus data. I didn't see the option for both in google drive.
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You could root then unroot or is your boot loader still locked on your gnex
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You could root then unroot or is your boot loader still locked on your gnex
I have no idea. I rooted my old optimus phone but it was pure luck that it worked. I didn't want to bother with it since then. I'm guessing I'd have to root the new one too, to restore. I guess I'll just reinstall and back them up individually (if they have that functionality).
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I have no idea. I rooted my old optimus phone but it was pure luck that it worked. I didn't want to bother with it since then. I'm guessing I'd have to root the new one too, to restore. I guess I'll just reinstall and back them up individually (if they have that functionality).
Not trying to talk you into anything-- I resisted rooting for a long time and only did it when I felt comfortable that I understood how to do it (even if I didn't fully understand why it worked-- I cared about the steps).

However, Nexus devices are incredibly easy to root and unoot, especially if you use something like Wug's Toolkit.

On the other hand, despite the inconvenience, I usually make it a point to rebuild the first time I set up a new phone. I really like starting with a new phone fresh and clean, and then I use TB for all the ROMs I try. I find setting up new really helps you learn what is great and new about the phone rather than just going with old habits.

By the way, SD card data (whether a real SD or internal) you can just copy via a computer.
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But if I root my galaxy nexus all the data will be wiped right? Before i can do the backup with titanium backup?
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But if I root my galaxy nexus all the data will be wiped right? Before i can do the backup with titanium backup?
Exactly (because you need to unlock the bootloader) it's best to do it when you first get your nexus device
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Wugs Tookit claims to be able to back-up you apps and data before unlocking the boot loader and rooting and then it can restore them. I have to confess I haven't put it to the test.
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