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LBF file?? LG back up question
« on: March 19, 2015, 12:07:39 PM »
I used the "LG Backup" app to back up info from my old LGG2 phone that I needed to replace. After the backup was completed, I saved the file to my desktop. The file that the "Lg Backup app" produced for me was an lbf file.

Can someone please tell me how to restore that information to my new phone?

My LGG@ app on my phone has the words LG Backup (Sender)

Shouldn't the app say 'LG Backup (Receiver)?

The file that I saved to my laptop, the LBF file, is over 4 GB, so I am pretty sure that it backed up my info, I just haven't been able to figure out how to unpack.

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! Have a blessed day!

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Re: LBF file?? LG back up question
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2015, 06:31:21 AM »
I haven't used the LG Backup Tool myself yet, however, if I understand the instructions correctly; then on your new device, you open up the LG Backup Tool and select Restore.  Then navigate to your backup file.

That said, you would need to copy your backup file from your PC desktop over to somewhere on your new device first, so that you can select that file from the LG Backup Tool.

To clarify: by LG Backup, you mean the app that came with the G2, correct?  Or do you mean the desktop client that you can download and install on your PC (i.e. LG PC Suite)?  Whichever one though, you use the software that you made the backup with to do your restore.  Good luck and let us know how you made out.

Edit: I think the Sender/Receiver thing that you are seeing is for when you have two phones (old and new) "side by side" to transfer the data directly from the old device (either LG or non-LG) to the new LG device.  That said, in looking at the LG Backup app on my G3, it looks like restores are from "the cloud" via an LG Account.  That implies that the backup is to the cloud yet the option is there for backing up to SD card (which sort of doesn't make sense if you can't restore from SD).
« Last Edit: March 20, 2015, 06:38:55 AM by Klotar »
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