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Restoring a Google Drive Backup to Samsung Galaxy

Discussion in 'Android Help' started by MikeBot, Jan 23, 2022.

  1. MikeBot

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    After several years of faithful service, my Nokia 7.1 phone has finally bitten the dust after an unfortunate incident with a large volume of water.

    I've ordered a Samsung Galaxy S10 as a replacement, and my Nokia was backed up to Google Drive, however, I can't seem to find how to restore the Google Drive backup to my Nokia S10.

    SmartSwitch isn't an option because my Nokia won't switch on.

    Many thanks in advance!

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  2. MikeBot

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    Thanks! I'd come across that link. I already had automatic backups turned on on my old phone as the article suggests, but it doesn't seem to cover how to about restoring the backup onto a Samsung phone.
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  3. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    what do you have backed on google drive?
  4. MikeBot

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    My old Nokia 7.1 was backed up to Google Drive using the automatic backup feature in the article you lined to. This creates a backup of the whole phone including apps, call history, etc. etc.

    When moving from Nokia --> Nokia in the past, I've been able to restore this backup to the new phone without issue and I'm trying to work out how to do the same with my Samsung S10
  5. Søren Tarp

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    Mike, You might have more luck than me in reaching the phone from at terminal installed at a PC and using the bmgr commands. It is supposed to both backup - and in You case - recover the backup that You see at Google Drive.
    I am not a "hard coder" but I succeeded in installing a library with some tools om my PC and from the I could access the phone set in developer mode and also connect to the Google Drive backup. I did not restore my phone, but You might..

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