Am I wrong for thinking this?

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  1. RVC

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    I really want to get the Nexus, and I have an upgrade available since April plus a $50 credit. But I am concerned that I will not be able to get the phone set up perfectly like my TB due to the lack of an SD card slot. I have plugged my phone into my macbook and looked at the folders on my SD but there are so many I do not know which ones to move to the new phone when the time comes. If I move the titanium folder will I be able to backup once I root the phone? Is there any folders I could move that could cause problems? I have really been looking at the Rezound just for this reason, even though I want the GN. I am no phone hacker.....I have rooted a few but not sure about this. What do you guys think? Thanks for the input and take it easy.

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    Buy MyBackupPro, it does a good job of backing everything up and restoring it.

    Of course nothing is perfect and you will have to set up things like email and preferences again. No way around it.
     
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    I currently use Titanium Backup Pro. But don't the backups come from the SD card?

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    They sure do! copy the contents from the SD to your computer, then when you get that shiny new Galaxy Nexus just plug it in your comp and copy the contents.
     
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    I'm not sure how much you'll want to restore anyways. I'll bet there are many changes from Gingerbread 2.3 to ICS 4.0 which *could* cause some nasty conflicts when trying to restore data from one to the other. Just something to think about.
     
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    Yeah, chances are you are going to run into many conflicts if you try to just copy over from gingerbread to ICS.

    I wouldn't risk it, you're going to want to change so much with ICS anyways, I don't see the point.
     
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    Good point, I never thought of that. But my concern is my apps and the data that goes with them.

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    Remember apps will most likely have to be modified as well.

    It's an extreme example, but it's like taking a hard drive using windows XP and putting it into a computer with windows 7, just isn't going to work.
     
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    Yeah you are probably right....it just sucks that I will most likely have to start over. My next question....my apps all worked when I went from Froyo to GB. Is this different?

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    Yes. Froyo and Gingerbread were quite similiar. There are many more differences from GB to ICS. Some individual app data may be able to be restored safely, but I wouldn't hold my breath. I think a much better experience will be had by starting fresh with ICS. I suppose if you really want to know, you could ask P3Droid, as he has a Galaxy Nexus right now. He is @P3Droid on twitter.
     
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    Agreed.

    Start fresh with 4.0 and not only will you be more familiar with how everything works, but you'll probably end up doing a few things you may not have known were possible by just copying over your past setup.

    I'm actually excited to jump into ICS and building a new UI for myself. Had the OG for 2 years, it's time I switch things up a bit =P
     
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    you have exceptions but even restoring apps and data when changing ROMs which is gingerbread to gingerbread youre more than likely going to have issues. you might get by restoring apps but you never restore data. this is why data wipes are a process of flashing roms. if you want to restore your apps and such on ICS then go ahead, but chances are youll just create a lot of hassle and end up having to start all over if you cant stop the FCs. suck it up and start new if you want to upgrade so bad. honestly when i get a new phone im looking for an excuse to be on that sucker. and you can backup your apps and data to dropbox using titanium so you dont need an sd card to get them on the nexus.
     
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