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Moving offline files to a new Android handset/sd card

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Moving offline files to a new Android handset/sd card

Regular

I have a lot of songs set to offline on my phone. Syncing them via wifi on a new handset would take ages. Can I move/copy the files manually from my current phone's sd card to my new phone's sd card (also Android)?

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I very much doubt it would work as the files themselves are DRM'd and so probably tied to your phone itself.
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Re: Moving offline files to a new Android handset/sd card

Regular

I see. I was hoping the files were tied to my account.

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You could try it, but like I say I think it's unlikely to work
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Re: Moving offline files to a new Android handset/sd card

Roadie

This really doesn't work because of the DRM. Even switching between ROMs on the same handset and trying to restore with Titanium or such like is flakey.

 

I recently had a minor ROM upgrade that didn't even require a wipe and allthough all the files were in place Spotify refused to recognise them. Had to format SD card and start again. Which took ages.

 

Mind you for all I normally fling vitriol at Spotify on this one at least I kinda think it is fair enough on the handset switching for DRM reasons.

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