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Can I do a backup on Xperia X and use it for Xperia XA2 Ultra?

asked 2019-06-10 21:30:18 +0300

Solidus gravatar image

see question above... don't know what to write more about it.

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answered 2019-06-10 21:42:49 +0300

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Using the backup created on my old Intex Aquafish (SFOS2) for moving on to a new XperiaXA2 (SFOS3) worked perfectly fine. So just give it a try. If something goes wrong, you can still do a factory reset.

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answered 2019-06-11 00:05:17 +0300

Paul gravatar image

Yesterday I created a backup on Xperia X and used it for my Xperia XA2 Plus, and it worked fine without problems.

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answered 2019-06-11 12:22:29 +0300

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Did exactly that.

  • Some things worked straight away.

  • Others were a bit buggy (I needed to delete and re-create a few email accounts).

  • Some things needed manual copy (e.g.: a few Native applications like SailOTP export/import backup manually, WhatsApp's database and backup can be rsync'd over (mind the per-App UID/GID), etc)

  • A few things outright cannot be moved (some Android Apps are linked to a phone's exact serial number/IMEI/etc. and will outright refuse to be started on the new phone and alert you of the change: Bank 2FA apps, other such security apps. Usually with a message similar to "this application has been restored from an old Backup from a different smartohone, please setup again")

  • Obviously your microSD card will need to be physically moved. :-P

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