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Data Transfer

by Guapa111 / March 16, 2016 1:57 AM PDT

Hello everyone,

I hope you are all having a lovely day!
My situation is as follows: I have a Samsung Galaxy S 4 of which the screen is badly damaged to the extent where I can't control anything from that phone on the screen. However it still functions as normal because I can restart it and even receive notifications. On the other hand I will be getting a Samsung Galaxy S 7 Edge.
I really want to transfer everything from the S 4 to the S 7 Edge.
I know there are shops where they repair screens but at the moment I am not working due to heavy study schedule and on top of that I have a parent who is not understanding that I have had the S 4 for 3 and a half years and there are a lot of memories on there which are meaningful to me, and is not willing to hear me out that it will only cost £70 for a screen repair.

I am really hoping that with the question below I am not expecting anything impossible or looking for something which hasn't been yet invented but I am very curious.

Is there an app or accessory or anything which can extract all of my data from the S 4 onto the S 7 Edge (or even to the computer) automatically, without me having to control anything from the S 4?
For example, I install an app onto the S 7 Edge which extracts anything and everything without me doing anything with the S 4.
In regards to the accessories, for example I connect the S 4 with the S 7 Edge via USB cable and the S 7 Edge transfers things on its own with me choosing options from the S 4.


Thank you

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Re: data transfer
by Kees_B Forum moderator / March 16, 2016 3:25 AM PDT
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Usually, this is done from the backup you made to the cloud or to your PC. Where's yours?

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RE:RE Data Transfer
by Guapa111 / March 16, 2016 5:08 AM PDT
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Well, there is a handful of images which are on my computer but the vast majority 99.9% is on my phone.

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by Guapa111 / March 16, 2016 5:12 AM PDT
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....as well as other types of information and data

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Unless you have full backup, not likely to happen
by Pepe7 / March 16, 2016 7:54 AM PDT
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Unfortunately, you won't be getting a clean transfer of any kind.

That said, you might try the smartswitch app from Samsung, given you are going between devices. Not sure if you will be required to put the old phone with dead screen into a specific mode in order to be able to access data. It is pre-loaded on the S7. See here-

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sec.android.easyMover

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I believe there's more to 21st Century Technology than that
by Guapa111 / March 16, 2016 9:15 AM PDT

I am aware of the SmartSwitch app, and in my case it will be useless simply because both of the phones have to have the app the old phone to accept the recognized device and transfer the data and the new one to receive the data.
I strongly believe there is more to technology in 21st Century than what some people think and assume in which case it is alright for us to think outside of the box instead of underestimating it technology these days!

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You are looking for a purple unicorn
by Pepe7 / March 16, 2016 10:40 PM PDT

If you don't backup your devices, this is what can happen. Sorry to pop your bubble.

That explained, try finding a local cell shop with a Cellebrite* machine. That is the king of data transfer.

*Note: Moderator corrected spelling.

Post was last edited on March 17, 2016 7:36 AM PDT

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There is nothing wrong not looking for the obvious!
by Guapa111 / March 17, 2016 2:03 AM PDT

It's fine because you haven't really popped my bubble. Just because you know the obvious doesn't mean there aren't people who are looking beyond the obvious!
It's only a matter of time before I come up with the solution.
Stay tuned!

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Read my post below. Mis-spelled the solution
by Pepe7 / March 17, 2016 6:55 AM PDT
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(NT) Cellebrite (n/t$
by Pepe7 / March 16, 2016 10:42 PM PDT
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