AutoRemote Move to new Phone

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  1. RichardU

    RichardU Member

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    I got rid of my old phone and am trying to give my new phone the same URL. Backup/Restore hasn't worked. It would be nice to have a simple walkthrough somewhere. I'm sure this happens all the time.

    I looked at your FAQ (shown below). Everything is good until the end "Recover from dropbox". I'm not even sure what that means. Do you mean restore? How? Where? I can put the file wherever it needs to be on my phone. Where do I put it and what do I do then?

    Thanks, Richard

    I changed ROM/device but never backed up my personal URL. Can I restore it somehow?
    Fortunately, you can do this:
    • Navigate to your short url (goo.gl/xxxxx). Get this URL from another device you may have, or from your chrome extension, or from your browsing history on your browser, for example.
    • Get your personal key as described here: http://joaoapps.com/autoremote/personal/
    • Copy your personal key to a file on your dropbox in the folder Apps/AutoRemote/AndroidSettings and name the file whatever you like.
    • On your device, set your device name in the settings to whatever name you gave the file
    • Recover from dropbox.
     
  2. joaomgcd

    joaomgcd Administrator Staff Member

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    You can put the key in a file on your phone and then recover from there with the option in AutoRemote Settings to restore from local file.

    Hope this helps!
     
  3. RichardU

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    Sorry, this doesn't help. My file is named: bob. My device name is bob. I copied the file to /downloads on my phone. When I click on Restore it says "No backup file for bob was found."

    Where does the file go? Does it need an extension?
     
  4. joaomgcd

    joaomgcd Administrator Staff Member

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    Try using the option under Advanced -> Deprecated -> Local
     

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