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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Fuego, May 17, 2011.

  1. Fuego

    Fuego Newbie
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    So, I finally purchased a G2 and so far, I am very excited by it. One of the things that I realized is that I will either need to re-download all of my free apps (some of which are no longer in the market) or root both my G1 and my G2 and use something like Titanium or MyBackup to transfer the apps and settings and relink them to the market. This is one area where I wish Google would make things easier.

    The main issue is that some of my apps are no longer in the market so I can't download them anymore. I haven't done it yet, but I think I can easily root my G1 using the 1 click AndRoot method. But I have been reading people have been experiencing issues temprooting with the Visionary method.

    Also, I am a little hazy on the whole S-on/off thing. What does this mean and how can I change it? Does it involve flashing a new ROM?

    Does anyone have any pointers/tricks to watch out for when trying to TempRoot my G2? Is there a revision that works best with Visionary? Will there be any issues transfering data/apps from Android 1.6 (G1) to Android 2.2 (G2)? Is it even worth it or should I just try and find the apps that I can't download anymore through other channels and sideload them?


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  2. MRguyandhis2

    MRguyandhis2 Well-Known Member

    download astro file manager

    it allows backups 2 sd through the app,
    hit menu > tools > application manager/backup
    wait for it to load packages
    hit the installed tab
    then check the box under right installed apps it will select all installed apps
    then click backup adn let astro do all the work
    then you move all things over to the g2 memory card (unless yours is bigger than the stock 8gb card)
    download astro onto the g2,
    then go to settings > Applications > check the unknown sources box,
    launch astro.
    hit menu > tools > application manager/backup hit the backed up tab
    then check the box right under backed up apps it will select all backed up apps
    the hit install and wala :)

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