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Help cloning my phones? (no not that kind of cloning)

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16th July 2014, 05:19 AM   |  #1  
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OK I have 4 Note 3's

I want them all to be identical and its such a PAIN doing it manually. so I made a CWM backup copied that to the other note 3 and restored it.

the restore itself worked great. alas some of the apps simultaneously crashed (xxxx has stopped etc...) (maybe 15-20 apps flipped out)

apparently the apps can tell its on a different device and does not like it even though its identical hardware. (some crappy form or DRM maybe ??)

even the google apps flipped their crap.

the only fix was to uninstall and reinstall (or update) all the apps that screamed at me and then they worked fine.

alas some I can't figure out HOW to "uninstall and reinstall" (picasa uploader ???)

any suggestions? is there no way to keep a "common" backup that will work on all 4 devices?
16th July 2014, 12:15 PM   |  #2  
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Originally Posted by nerys71

OK I have 4 Note 3's

I want them all to be identical and its such a PAIN doing it manually. so I made a CWM backup copied that to the other note 3 and restored it.

the restore itself worked great. alas some of the apps simultaneously crashed (xxxx has stopped etc...) (maybe 15-20 apps flipped out)

apparently the apps can tell its on a different device and does not like it even though its identical hardware. (some crappy form or DRM maybe ??)

even the google apps flipped their crap.

the only fix was to uninstall and reinstall (or update) all the apps that screamed at me and then they worked fine.

alas some I can't figure out HOW to "uninstall and reinstall" (picasa uploader ???)

any suggestions? is there no way to keep a "common" backup that will work on all 4 devices?

no each divice has a different id. restoring the same id to all 4 devices your asking for trouble. why not just flash all with same rom ., let the user setup their own device.
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16th July 2014, 01:18 PM   |  #3  
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OK I have 4 Note 3's... is there no way to keep a "common" backup that will work on all 4 devices?

I had done this on 3 s3's we had on virgin mobile. I did minimal setup on the first one before the backup and only had to delete the google account I had setup on the first when I restored it to the other 2 and go to application manager and clear data for apps that uniquely identify your device. I didnt need to uninstall and reinstall the apps.... just clear their data.

If you make note of the apps you need to clear data on you would be on your way to having a more usable backup to restore between the 4. I was using a rom that didnt use csc and chameleon which is likely to cause extra problems Im afraid.
17th July 2014, 10:01 AM   |  #4  
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I as well did this on my old s3. I broke my s3 and received a replacement and just rooted it and got custom recovery and did a nandroid ROM restore and my new phone was identical to my old broken phone. Not sure about the Note 3 though.
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