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Please help with order of transfer to new s5

Discussion in 'Android Help' started by Desertphoneguy, Feb 7, 2016.

  1. Desertphoneguy

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    Please forgive me if this has already been answered. If so I'm happy to read that post (please link it for me) and figure things out on my own. Searching the forums I couldn't find my answer.

    So here is my situation: Old galaxy screen display is damaged. System notification sounds and a small part of functioning screen seem to indicate that the phone is still functioning so I may be able to plug into a laptop and download files. I just can't see anything displayed on screen so I think that prevents use of smart switch or helium (correct me if I'm wrong)

    I bought a new s5 and I booted it up. During setup it asked if I wanted to restore settings and apps from a backup made 2 days ago and I said yes. On my old phone I had every app I could moved to the SD card. When the system did an automatic restore it installed all those apps that used to be on my SD card onto my phone. (New phone has no SD card right now.)

    Should I transfer the old SD card to the new phone and see how it handles the duplicate apps? Should I wipe the phone and start over, this time go through the setup with the old SD card in the phone first? Something else?

    Thanks for any help you can provide

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