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Upgrading Android phone, what will happen to my town?

Win2Kuser wrote:
Hi,
As the title says, I'm upgrading from an GS2 to a GS4 at the end of the month, and I'm worried I will loose my town.
I've spent quite a lot of time on it and currently on level 19. I don't think I could bear having to restart, I probably wouldn't have the heart to bother again :(

Is there any way to save progress?
I've heard that Android devices use the phones unique hardware id to 'login' as opposed to a (more sensible) gmail account or email addy, and as I don't fancy rooting my S4 and hacking the id, am I out of luck?

Is there any news on Android getting Origin login?

Thanks in advance :)

There is a possibility that when the Whacking Day update comes, it will include Origin for Android.

Replies

  • DabItUpBogart
    222 posts
    edited April 2013
    Search my previous post as I already posted the fix.
  • Win2Kuser
    14 posts
    edited April 2013
    Thanks SherryT07 :thumb: Fingers crossed.
    Search my previous post as I already posted the fix.
    I've had a search through your previous posts, but I can't find anything specific to a fix. The only one I found was a similar thread that had links showing how to root the new phone to copy the old phone device ID :(
    Any chance of a link? :)

    Thanks
  • FrinksIntern
    282 posts
    edited April 2013
    Win2Kuser wrote:
    Thanks SherryT07 :thumb: Fingers crossed.
    Search my previous post as I already posted the fix.
    I've had a search through your previous posts, but I can't find anything specific to a fix. The only one I found was a similar thread that had links showing how to root the new phone to copy the old phone device ID :(
    Any chance of a link? :)

    Thanks

    The thread you're talking about is the fix that he is talking about.
  • lissarv68
    5588 posts Member
    edited April 2013
    Win2Kuser wrote:
    Thanks SherryT07 :thumb: Fingers crossed.
    Search my previous post as I already posted the fix.
    I've had a search through your previous posts, but I can't find anything specific to a fix. The only one I found was a similar thread that had links showing how to root the new phone to copy the old phone device ID :(
    Any chance of a link? :)

    Thanks

    http://forum.ea.com/eaforum/posts/list/9415413.page

    I am not an android user but there seems to be a couple of posts made by different members in there with links that may provide assistance.

    Good luck.
  • halo_nothing
    483 posts Member
    edited April 2013
    sherryt07 wrote:
    There is a possibility that when the Whacking Day update comes, it will include Origin for Android.

    I sincerely hope so otherwise I can't see how us Android users will be included in the event.
  • simbass7
    1928 posts
    edited April 2013
    Anyone know where can I Find Simpsons data on Samsung gal tab 2
    I want to save it somewhere else just in case
    Thanks
  • FrinksIntern
    282 posts
    edited April 2013
    simbass7 wrote:
    Anyone know where can I Find Simpsons data on Samsung gal tab 2
    I want to save it somewhere else just in case
    Thanks

    The data isn't on your device it is on the EA servers, the way it is retrieved is by using the device's ID
  • simbass7
    1928 posts
    edited April 2013
    So technically ea is able to move my city to another device or reload it if it's lost...
    Good to know thank you
  • FrinksIntern
    282 posts
    edited April 2013
    simbass7 wrote:
    So technically ea is able to move my city to another device or reload it if it's lost...
    Good to know thank you

    Well, EA wont do that.... But! the thread that is linked above tells you how to do it yourself.

    I would recomend reading that to se if there is anything you can do to make sure that your game is backed up.
  • Win2Kuser
    14 posts
    edited April 2013
    Thanks for all the info :)

    It's a shame that there appears to be no way of swapping device id's without rooting the new phone.
    I've managed to get the current phones id, but would EA be willing to swap the id for me? I doubt it very much.

    I'm really hoping that the update (if and when it comes) will include Origin for Android, we always seem to get the rough end of the stick with things like these :(
  • sherryt07
    3273 posts Member
    edited April 2013
    Win2Kuser wrote:
    Thanks for all the info :)

    It's a shame that there appears to be no way of swapping device id's without rooting the new phone.
    I've managed to get the current phones id, but would EA be willing to swap the id for me? I doubt it very much.

    I'm really hoping that the update (if and when it comes) will include Origin for Android, we always seem to get the rough end of the stick with things like these :(

    iOS players went through a load of crap early on in this game too, so don't think it's just Android. EA just pushes things through and fixes on the fly, it seems.
  • XScripts
    438 posts Member
    edited April 2013
    Your town will explode
  • slivdawg77
    422 posts
    edited April 2013
    It will be lost with out origin
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