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Cloning a 32GB Samsung S6 to a 64GB S6

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Android Question, Mar 16, 2016.

  1. Android Question

    Thread Starter

    There has to be a way but I cannot find a clear report of somebody doing it.

    I have loads of apps, and custom directories (folders) etc.

    So just powering up the 64GB one, logging into the same google account, and restoring the backup, won't work. That just restores basics like Contacts. It doesn't restore app config, 3rd party email app configs, etc.

    My S6 is rooted (of course :) ) so it should be possible, with tools like Titanium Backup.

    But I am pretty sure it won't work because of app licensing issues. After all, the old S6 is still alive...

    The IMEI will be different but few if any droid apps are IMEI-locked.

    I don't really mind paying for all the apps again, but don't want to do it one at a time, losing all the app config.

  2. Slug

    Slug Check six!
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    Try using Samsung's Smart Switch app. That, together with your Google account, should ensure that just about everything migrates over. Apps you'll have to reinstall but, if you've purchased anything on the Play Store, it remains purchased for any device using the same Google account i.e. can be reinstalled without repurchase.
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  3. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor

    You won't get any licensing issues. The app purchases, as mentioned previously are tied to your account, not your phone. Porting over a titanium backup and restoring on a new device should not have issues.

    Also some apps and games have their own onlinr backup if you signed in.
  4. peterh337

    peterh337 Android Enthusiast

    Does Smart Switch copy over app data, desktop config (icons etc), all passwords, passwords stored in browsers (firefox and chrome)?

    I think that restoring a Titanium backup, and restoring the Nova Desktop backup, ought to work, but I am not sure.
  5. peterh337

    peterh337 Android Enthusiast

    What about cloning an S6 to an S7?

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The Samsung Galaxy S6 release date was April 2015. Features and Specs include a 5.1" inch screen, 16MP camera, 3GB RAM, Exynos 7420 Octa processor, and 2550mAh battery.

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