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3rd June 2014, 05:04 AM |#1  
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Hey everyone,

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.

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7th June 2014, 09:09 PM |#2  
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Hey everyone,

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.

Thanks!

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.
7th June 2014, 09:37 PM |#3  
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I believe Kies let's you do that. You can also create an sms backup within the app can't you?
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8th June 2014, 01:50 PM |#4  
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I would use helium, it backs up your app data without root. You just got to hook your phone up to your computer with the helium app on your PC. Then you can back up stuff to you phones internal storage or micro sdcard. Or to the cloud if you get helium premium

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10th June 2014, 06:21 AM |#5  
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Hey everyone,

Thanks for all the feedback. I actually learned that the Android Debugging Bridge has it natively built in. You can actually backup all of your apps, and app data without root. This was pretty cool to learn. I wanted to update this thread in case anyone else had the same question. The original thread is here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/gala...-root-t1420351
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