Question How do I migrate to this device?

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ZeikHunter

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May 10, 2008
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Time to retire my trusty LG G8. LG's mobile switch app has had me seamlessly moving from the last 3-4 LG phones i've had previously. Not gonna work this time. Unless I'm using it wrong, the Samsung Smart Switch isnt moving app data, neither is adb backup + restore (did move my wallpaper tho, so thats a plus) even tried the paid version of wondershare mobiletranspro to no avail. Neither device is rooted.

So my question, can someone tell me what I'm doing wrong with the methods I mentioned above? Is there a different tool I should be using? Or am I SOL?
 

gav83collins

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Time to retire my trusty LG G8. LG's mobile switch app has had me seamlessly moving from the last 3-4 LG phones i've had previously. Not gonna work this time. Unless I'm using it wrong, the Samsung Smart Switch isnt moving app data, neither is adb backup + restore (did move my wallpaper tho, so thats a plus) even tried the paid version of wondershare mobiletranspro to no avail. Neither device is rooted.

So my question, can someone tell me what I'm doing wrong with the methods I mentioned above? Is there a different tool I should be using? Or am I SOL?
adb backup was started to be fazed out in android 10 its now removed from almost all versions of android 12, is your lg rooted ?you could back up with titanium or other app, and restore to a rooted s22 , the only other option which is less reliable is what google replaced adb back up with, google drive/one backup, and restore that way, you could also try using app2sd on your lg and backing up your data to it that way and trying to restore it that way,

when using smart switch did you try backing up data to external sd and restoring from ext sd ?
 

raul6

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What app data do need migrated? Can you use each apps bult in backups, if they have it, like whatsup
 

ZeikHunter

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smart switch only gives the option to use a cable or wireless, no SD card, even on the LG. neither device is rooted, but im wondering if i could take LG backup of the G8, root both phones, restore data to G8 via the LG app, then use the tools available to rooted phones to move it all over. seems overly complicated, but i dont know if theres a better option
 

gav83collins

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smart switch only gives the option to use a cable or wireless, no SD card, even on the LG. neither device is rooted, but im wondering if i could take LG backup of the G8, root both phones, restore data to G8 via the LG app, then use the tools available to rooted phones to move it all over. seems overly complicated, but i dont know if theres a better option
oh yes sorry, its samsung backup that gives the ext option
titanium backup would be your best bet (or similar) if your willing to root both devices, and set tb back up to back up to the cloud and dl to s22 ultra to save messing with cables and youll also have it safe on the cloud
 
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hand-filer

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I recently retired my LG G7. All of the data was backed up to my PC. When setting up my Ultra I installed the apps from the Play store. I then transfer images, audio etc. from the PC to the phone.
It's the only way to do it if you want to avoid issues. Clean installs are the best installs.
 

ZeikHunter

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May 10, 2008
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oh yes sorry, its samsung backup that gives the ext option
titanium backup would be your best bet (or similar) if your willing to root both devices, and set tb back up to back up to the cloud and dl to s22 ultra to save messing with cables and youll also have it safe on the cloud
unlocking the bootloader to root would wipe the data im trying to back up, no?
I recently retired my LG G7. All of the data was backed up to my PC. When setting up my Ultra I installed the apps from the Play store. I then transfer images, audio etc. from the PC to the phone.
It's the only way to do it if you want to avoid issues. Clean installs are the best installs.
what were you using to back up to the pc? im trying to transfer app data from some poorly-designed medical apps, not just pictures and regular user data
 

hand-filer

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Sep 21, 2021
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unlocking the bootloader to root would wipe the data im trying to back up, no?

what were you using to back up to the pc? im trying to transfer app data from some poorly-designed medical apps, not just pictures and regular user data
I connect the old phone to my PC and copy all of the files to a new folder.
Then I connect the new phone to the PC and transfer my files over to the appropriate folders in the phone. Basically cut and paste.
LG also lets you backup files to to the micro SD from settings. Then you can plug that into the PC and grab them from there.
 

gav83collins

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unlocking the bootloader to root would wipe the data im trying to back up, no?

what were you using to back up to the pc? im trying to transfer app data from some poorly-designed medical apps, not just pictures and regular user data
it would wipe it from the s22 yes, but the data you want restoring is on the lg anyway so thats not a problem i dont know about rooting the lg, the last one i had was the lg viewty when that came out ib like what 2007 0r 2008 maybe