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  1. alex01

    alex01 Well-Known Member
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    Hi folks,

    is it possible to copy all data from a htc desire to samsung galaxy s?

    i could probably sync contacts from outlook to galaxy but would really like to copy texts and audio files.

    thanks in advance
     

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    Anything related to your google account will automatically move to the new device, once you sign in.

    Pictures, files, etc. can be saved to the SC card and put into the new phone.

    Text messages, most likely will not be moved, but if you search this forum you will find suggestions.
     
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    Why not backup your messages with some tool like MyBackUp Pro on your SD card, and then install same tool on new phone insert SD card in it and restore messages, calendar, bookmarks...
     
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    Hi All,

    Rather than start a new topic I tought I'd tag on here!

    I should be getting my Galxy S2 tomorrow (missed the delivery today :( ). I previously had a rooted HTC hero with an 8GB SD card, can I just switch this across into the new phone? Ideally I'd like to clean out any junk I don't use any more from the card, so is formatting it the best way and the S2 will just refill it wit the folders it needs?

    I don't really have any apps added onto the SD card, but am I right in thinking these will download fully from the market when I switch phones as these are linked to my Google account?

    Thank you for any replies! :D
     
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    IIRC, only apps that you pay for will move to your new phone. Free apps will need to be downloaded to the new device.
     
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    thanks for guidance.

    i don't have gmail or quite understand how it works.

    used a free app called sms backup and restore, copied to sd card on desire, put card into samsung, copied folder onto internal card and did a restore.

    used kies to copy outlook contacts to galaxy.

    alex
     
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    Hey,
    Just wondering.
    When I use Google to sync my contacts, do they take the use as their right to siphon off and use all the email address and names in my contact list for their own use?
    I've heard so much about Google's invasion of privacy I was just wondering.
    Sry if it's a dumb question.
     
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    Umm no.
     
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    With Titanium Backup I had some issues when I tried that -- like version mismatches of the data.. The messages database or whatever database versions never match and this leads to problems (or messages that never show) at destination.
     

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