how to transfer info and apps from Droid to X?Support


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    dinosaur1 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I plan on getting the new X on 7/15 in-store....do they transfer all the info/apps from my old phone to the new one?
     

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    EKG Well-Known Member

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    Apps - no.
    By info do you mean like Contacts? If so...then yes.

    You need to reenter all your social network accounts and email addresses though.
     
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    dinosaur1 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    so how does someone get all of their downloaded apps into the new phone? i am coming from the iPhone 4 so thanks.....is there somewhere on the Android market that remembers what you downloaded so you have to do it again 1 by 1? That sounds silly if that's the case.
     
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    CaptainObvious Well-Known Member

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    Well, if you go to the market on your new phone and click "downloads", it'll at least have a list of all the apps you had and let you easily redownload them. Albeit one by one
     
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    darreno1 Well-Known Member

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    Here's how I plan to do it:
    1. Backup my important apps using their backup functions (if available).
    2. Backup my sd card to my PC.
    3. Make note of all the apps as the Market 'downloads' don't always list every app.
    4. Copy the apps folders that contains the backups to the X.
    5. Install all apps on the new phone.
    6. Restore using the built-in restore functions of that apps that were backed up.
     
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    Doit2it Well-Known Member Contributor

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    I love App List by Elite Nerds. Small (30kb), easy (only one big button in the app), saves a list of all installed apps in a text file (applist.txt) in your SD card root directory.


    If you are Syncing Contacts with your Gmail account, they all saved in you Gmail contacts (confirm online http://mail.google.com). When you get your new phone, when you put in your Google account info during initial setup, contacts will be transferd to the Droid X.

    Syncing Contacts: Settings / Accounts & Sync / Manage accounts / Google / check Sync Contacts
     
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    dinosaur1 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    thanks
     
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    dinosaur1 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    and from that point what do you do when it becomes a text file and you get rid of the phone with the sd card that has that text file?
     
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    darreno1 Well-Known Member

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    Didn't even think of searching for an app to do that. Thanks!!
     
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    darreno1 Well-Known Member

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    You have to backup your sd card from your old phone to your PC.
     
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    Doit2it Well-Known Member Contributor

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    YOU might do that, LOL

    You could use a File Manager app to locate and email the file to yourself.

    You could connect your phone to your PC and copy the file that way.

    You could remove the SD card, insert it in an adapter, and transfer the file that way.

    That's the great thing about Android phones, lots of options!
     
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    Doit2it Well-Known Member Contributor

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    Of course my advice is only valid if you are moving from an Android phone to the Droid X. If you have a "feature phone", yes, Verizon will have to transfer your. Unless you know how to copy them yourself. I used BitPim with my old LG Dare to create a delimited ASCII file of my contacts, then imported them into my Google mail account before I bought my Eris. If you're on Verizon, you might try the Backup Assistant or gSync apps if they work with your phone. Never used them myself.
     
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    dinosaur1 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    thanks everyone
     
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    dinosaur1 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    weird, i plug my usb port into my pc and on to the Droid, nothing pops up allowing me to view the files. unless i just manually can get that text file and email to myself...=)
     
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    I don't think you can do anything with titanium backup because it is a root application.:confused:
     
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    would mybackup pro not work? You can save all apps to the sd card and then just download mybackup pro on new phone and re intstall from the sd card?
     
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    Oopsie! So true, didn't even think about that and thanks for pointing that out. Well...... I will have to backup each program separately and and restore them that way. Thankfully Ak Notepad and Touchdown, my 2 most important apps, have built-in backup functions that do work well. My work emails and contacts will re-sync as will my Google contacts so no problem there. All the other stuff I'll have to deal with.
     
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    I checked this out and it doesn't say it needs root so I might give this a try for some of the less important apps I use. Thanks.
     
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    When you plug in your Droid, pull down the notification shade and choose 'mount' the card. You should now be able to view the sdcard.
     
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    Yeah it works, it is what I used originally to backup everything before I rooted. So yeah...:)
     
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    Or ... You could just use AppBrain. It's a great app for the phone and PC that keeps all of your apps listed in sync on the PC - and now features wireless app downloads from a PC straight to your phone with an add-on, even without Froyo ..
     
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