Android Thoughts about Nokia G60 5G

Have another query. The phone didn't come with a USB cable to connect the phone to PC. It just came with USB type C connector at both ends, which connects to the charger

My mother has the One Plus Nord phone, and it has a USB cable to connect to PC, with type C connector at one end. Can I use that for my Nokia phone?
Yes, it is still android
 
A tip - it would save a lot of time if you compress the individual files and the folders into a single RAR/ZIP file on the old phone, copy this to the new phone (via PC or FTP or any other way) and then unpack this file into the WhatsApp folder on the new phone.
 
Yes I believe it should work. Try it once.

Okay, thank you. Will try.

Yes, it is still android

Thank you, just needed to confirm.

A tip - it would save a lot of time if you compress the individual files and the folders into a single RAR/ZIP file on the old phone, copy this to the new phone (via PC or FTP or any other way) and then unpack this file into the WhatsApp folder on the new phone.

Okay, will try that. Although, I think that compressing 18GB worth of folder will be a heavy task, and it might also take a lot of time, RAM and space to do that action
 

frozenscotch

Disciple
A tip - it would save a lot of time if you compress the individual files and the folders into a single RAR/ZIP file on the old phone, copy this to the new phone (via PC or FTP or any other way) and then unpack this file into the WhatsApp folder on the new phone.

Okay, will try that. Although, I think that compressing 18GB worth of folder will be a heavy task, and it might also take a lot of time, RAM and space to do that action
Above tip is very crucial when you are transferring such a huge amount of data across different devices. I think you SHOULD do that way (zip and copy) to save considerable amount of time and avoid a possible data loss. Basically copy-paste operation for 1000 small files will be cpu intensive and time consuming compared to ONE very big file.
Also, few more below
1. do not compress, there will be option while creating zip file, about compression level - you have to select STORE or FASTEST (means, least compression, means least amount of task load, means least amount of time taken for completing zip file creation)
2. 18GB is very huge, is it only whatsapp folder, or for full phone data ? whatsapp images are compressed ones, so their sizes will be ~100kb. May be create a separate zip file for "Whatsapp Video" folder, and remaining as a separate zip file.
3. While copying data from phone to PC , I always COPY the source folder and PASTE in destination, then delete the source. I do this , as if in any case, copy operation is halted or broken for any reason, my source folder is intact. So, I can redo the PASTE operation again.
3. You need to create identical folder structure in your new phone for proper backup retrieval during the setup

Also, Why dont you take off important (memories) videos and photos from whatsapp and store in separate folders. I always create separate folders with proper naming and dates for any parties/events and put all the pics taken from my/other's phones and pics recieved on whatsapp. This way, I have all the pics at same place. No need to scroll through different chats to see the videos, also, no dependency on whatsapp etc

Apologies for writing too many suggestions, all I wanted is you get all your data safely and securely to your new phone and enjoy it .. Cheers
 
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Above tip is very crucial when you are transferring such a huge amount of data across different devices. I think you SHOULD do that way (zip and copy) to save considerable amount of time and avoid a possible data loss. Basically copy-paste operation for 1000 small files will be cpu intensive and time consuming compared to ONE very big file.

I have transferred data from phone several times in the past. For bigger folders like Whatsapp, which contain other folders too, I copy folder by folder, so it is easy.
I will try with the zip method this time, let's see how it goes.

Also, few more below
1. do not compress, there will be option while creating zip file, about compression level - you have to select STORE or FASTEST (means, least compression, means least amount of task load, means least amount of time taken for completing zip file creation)

Okay, will try that. BTW, do you use any external zip app for this, or just the built-in one in the file manager. I use FX Explorer, and I only saw the option of store in that.

2. 18GB is very huge, is it only whatsapp folder, or for full phone data ? whatsapp images are compressed ones, so their sizes will be ~100kb. May be create a separate zip file for "Whatsapp Video" folder, and remaining as a separate zip file.

Sorry, the size is 8GB... I don't know how I said 18GB. I think it was the size of the whole backup of my phone lol

3. While copying data from phone to PC , I always COPY the source folder and PASTE in destination, then delete the source. I do this , as if in any case, copy operation is halted or broken for any reason, my source folder is intact. So, I can redo the PASTE operation again.

Yes, I always copy the source folder, and not cut it. And when the copy is done successfully, only then I remove the folder, that too, after I have successfully copied it to the destination, and only if I really do not need that folder on the source side

3. You need to create identical folder structure in your new phone for proper backup retrieval during the setup

Yea, I am aware of that, thank you.

Also, Why dont you take off important (memories) videos and photos from whatsapp and store in separate folders. I always create separate folders with proper naming and dates for any parties/events and put all the pics taken from my/other's phones and pics recieved on whatsapp. This way, I have all the pics at same place. No need to scroll through different chats to see the videos, also, no dependency on whatsapp etc

Yep, I do that too. Still, there are other miscellaneous media files that just don't belong anywhere and I keep the in Whatsapp itself.

Apologies for writing too many suggestions, all I wanted is you get all your data safely and securely to your new phone and enjoy it .. Cheers

No need for apologies. All the tips and advice is welcome. Others who read the thread might get benefit by it too. Thank you so much.
 

frozenscotch

Disciple
Okay, will try that. BTW, do you use any external zip app for this, or just the built-in one in the file manager. I use FX Explorer, and I only saw the option of store in that.
we have winRAR for android (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rarlab.rar&gl=us)
it has the compression options in Advanced, i marked in image below, never had to use this option, believe it should work same as in desktop
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What you can do is -
1. install whatsapp in your new phone, and open it once. DO NOT continue with setup, just open the app and close it again (this will create directory structure)
2. take your whatsapp folder from old phone and check if path --> "android/media/com.whatsapp" exists in your new phone, and copy "WhatsApp" folder inside that
3. start whatsapp setup, it should be able to find your local backup

I tried to do this, but I made a mistake in the second step. Actually, the first step just created the com.whatsapp folder, and I thought I had to move the contents of Whatsapp folder in that. So, it didn't work. So, then I followed the YouTube method. I created chat backup from Whatsapp, and it created the whole folder structure, and then I saw that com.whatsap folder contains the Whatsapp folder and not its contents. So, then I cleared Whatsapp data, and then moved the Whatspp folder there, and then tried setup again, and then it worked.

BTW, unlike Telegram, which allows the user to be logged in from both devices, Whatsapp doesn't allow that. As soon as I setup Whatsapp on my new phone, it terminated Whatsapp on my other phone. I panicked for a bit, because there are lots of old chats that I wanted, and I thought if somehow the old data didn't restore successfully on the new phone, I would be screwed LOL. But thank goodness, all worked fine in the end.

Also, thank you for that tip about creating zip archive for large folders. I did that with my Whatsapp folder, and it was easier to transfer to that way. Did the same with my pictures folder, because it is just huge, and transferred it to the new phone easily. I converted it to a zip archive on my PC though, and I hope the contents will extract without any problems on the phone lol. I haven't extracted it yet... will do it soon.

So, new phone is almost setup. I still need to install PhonePe, and I also need to figure out a way to transfer the data of that game app somehow to the new phone.

Is Xender able to send both data and its app to the new phone?

Thank you everyone for all the help. Really appreciate it.
 

frozenscotch

Disciple
But thank goodness, all worked fine in the end.

Also, thank you for that tip about creating zip archive for large folders
Good to know that everything worked out well.
The tip was from @john1911 , I just reiterated that :D

I also need to figure out a way to transfer the data of that game app somehow to the new phone.

Is Xender able to send both data and its app to the new phone?
Does that game have sync mechanism with Google play or something similar like that.
If so, the data should be synced to ur new phone. U might need to search the game's website or forum if it has one. Or Google is ur friend.
Xender - never heard of it, sorry
 
Good to know that everything worked out well.
The tip was from @john1911 , I just reiterated that :D

Yes, thank you to you both
Does that game have sync mechanism with Google play or something similar like that.
If so, the data should be synced to ur new phone. U might need to search the game's website or forum if it has one. Or Google is ur friend.
Xender - never heard of it, sorry

No, it doesn't have a sync mechanism. Actually, the game app doesn't store any private chat on its server, and therefore, if we install it on another phone, or even install it again on that phone itself, the chats are gone. But, I was thinking that maybe there might be some app which can transfer whole data and the app to another phone, as it is.

BTW, I was able to install PhonePe on the phone too. After verifying the number, it is working great. All the payment history is available on the app too. So, thank you again for the guidance.
 
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