Originally Posted by NetworkingPro
My wife just got a new S4 as a replacement for her old one. The S4 is Verizon, running the newest OTA. I have used ADB to backup all of her pics, etc., but and looking for a way to move data formally between them. Specifically, Im looking for text messages, and app data if possible. Since the phones aren't rooted I have a gut feeling Im hosed, but wanted to make sure.
There's a "SMS Backup and restore" app in the play store that can get your text messages.
For application data, you'll need to be rooted and use something like Titanium Backup.
My Android devices:
vzw Samsung Galaxy S4 stock NC5 rooted
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, also stock but rooted.
VZ Droid Incredible 2 rooted but otherwise stock.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1