Can someone please give me a really basic, newbie, step-by-step guide on how to get apps off of my SD card and onto my new phone? I've tried searching the forum or looking elsewhere online for instructions, but I can't find anything that actually tells me *how* to move the apps from the SD card to the phone.
Here's what I'm trying to do: on my old Droid, I had a free app called SMS Backup & Restore. I wanted to use that to transfer all my old, backed up text messages to my new phone. So I moved the app to the SD card on my old phone, then transferred that file to my PC using USB connection. Then I connected my new phone to the PC via USB and moved the SMS Backup & Restore file onto my new SD card, directly into the D drive, not into any sub-folders. (I didn't simply swap out SD cards, cause there's a whole bunch of junk on the old SD card that I don't want on my new phone).
That's where I get stuck, what do I do next? How do I get the app to actually show up on my new phone? I tried using Apps2sd, but it says there are no moveable apps on my SD card.
I thought maybe I'd just done something wrong when I moved the file to the new SD card (if you can't tell, I'm not so great at this stuff!), so then I tried actually swapping the SD cards, using my original SD card in the new phone. But Apps2sd still told me there were no moveable apps on the SD card.
Did I do one of the steps wrong? Is there a better way to transfer my text messages other than thru this app? (I had tried using My Backup Pro on my old phone before activating my new phone, but my old phone was so run down that it wouldn't even let me install a new app, so that wasn't an option).
Anyway, any tips would be greatly appreciated! Thanks.