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Retrieve data from LG Quick Memo for a non LG device?

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By Rayk1080, Senior Member on 4th October 2016, 03:08 AM
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Hey all,

Let me start by saying that after searching a bit, I've come to the conclusion that there is no way to run the LG Quick memo app on non LG devices.

Here's the story:
The LCD-Digitizer on my G3 (D580) suddenly died. When the screen displayed, but was just unresponsive to touch, I was able to work around it by operating the phone via USB OTG cable and mouse. But suddenly, it stopped even displaying anything, which is frustrating because I took excellent care of it (no water damage/shock damage, always had it in a rugged case with screen protector). Anyway. I've switched over to a Huawei Honor 8, IMHO the most affordable flagship.

What I miss most from my G3 are the notes that I know I synced to an email address in the LG note app. Any ideas on how I can view those again without access to my G3? I can't afford to repair the screen because the part is so expensive!

Am I the only one with this issue? I'd appreciate any suggestions!

Thanks!
8th October 2016, 09:08 PM |#2  
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Even though I never got a response, I figured out my own workaround and I'm so relieved that I'll pay it forward.

The solution that worked for me:

If you had the foresight to sync your memos before you lost screen functionality, then getting them back is as simple as walking into a T-Mobile/AT&T/Verizon store and using an LG device on display (or borrowing a friend's). I didn't really think about it, my syncing was more like dumb luck than foresight to be honest, but ANYWAY

Sign into the Quick Memo Plus app on the LG device that you have access to and use your backup/retrieval method of choice. I can confirm that LG G3, G4, G5, and K10 have Quick Memo Plus but there may be other LG devices that will do the job. The only reason that this is an issue is because LG Quick Memo Plus is an app that will only work on some LG devices. It's not available in the Play Store and even if you have the apk, it will not install on non-LG devices. (Someone, please correct me if I'm wrong, it has something to do with odexes and the LG framework)

Once I was able to view my memos, I went through them one-by-one and copied the most irreplaceable ones to an email draft. Took a few minutes but it was worth it. Be sure to sign out of the display phone/your friend's phone before you leave and be sure that the notes are not viewable even after you sign out. I know that even after I signed out of Google, the memos were still viewable on the display phone, so I had to select them all and delete them from that phone.

I hope that this helps if anyone finds themselves in a similar situation.

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12th June 2018, 03:03 AM |#3  
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Instead of hand-copying memos to an email, you can export the entire note collection and email that. It exports to a .lqm file, which is only really openable with QuickMemo+, but it's also in plaintext, so you can open it with a text editor and see your notes. This is a good idea only if you have several dozens of notes you want to recover just need to store the text.
8th December 2018, 10:56 AM |#4  
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LG QuickMemo+ issue with using other devices
I've been scouring the internet for something that'll let me log into QuickMemo+ online or another app. I came across this & I'm glad I didn't have to spend countless hours looking for a solution! Thank you so much! ♥️❣️💕💖
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Why just dont use google keep... That problems is enougs reason not to use anything specific to LG. Like lg backup etc...
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