REPRODUCIBILITY (% or how often): Always
BUILD ID = OS VERSION (Settings > About product): 126.96.36.199 (Kvarken)
HARDWARE (XA2, Xperia 10…): Xperia 10 II
UI LANGUAGE: Finnish
REGRESSION: (compared to previous public release: Yes, No, ?): ?
Made the switch from Xperia X (with 188.8.131.52 Koli) to Xperia 10 II (184.108.40.206 Kvarken) and mostly everything went smoothly except there were some “quirks” with restoring some of the backed up data:
- restoring notes created with the official Notes app failed during the process of restoring from the backup
- restoring People/phonebook contacts did not produce any error during the restoring from the backup BUT after the restoring was finished NO CONTACTS were found in the People app
First and foremost I came to the forums to look for an answer to the problem of contacts not getting transferred from the backup to the Xperia 10 II but could not find any topics. While searching the forum I stumbled on a topic that was about the issue of notes (created with the official Notes app) not being restored from the backup file, see: [3.4.0 onwards?] Restore backup fails when restoring notes (here: from Xperia X to Xperia 10 II )
Since I couldn’t find any topics about the phonebook contacts issue I thought that I could as well try to fix the issue with Notes with the info provided in the aforementioned topic. In the topic it is suggested to create a symlink and then do the restoring from the backup file again. The instructions for that are as follows:
Add symlink (using developer terminal or via SSH connection) $ devel-su # ln -s /home/defaultuser /home/nemo Run the restore procedure Then I removed the symlink $ devel-su # rm /home/nemo
And I did just that and voilá; notes were restored from the backup file as well as the People app (or “phonebook”) got filled with all the contacts I previously had in my Xperia X.
Just taking a wild guess here: creating a backup with a SFOS version that precedes 220.127.116.11 (Kvarken) and then restoring from that backup in a device that has 18.104.22.168 (Kvarken) installed will result in what’s described herein. Could probably have something to do with user nemo having been replaced with defaultuser in 22.214.171.124 (Kvarken) which in turn leads to the situation where notes and contacts are not finding their correct place in the file system?
Expected result is to get notes (created with the official Notes app) and People/phonebook contacts transferred from a backup file to a new device without problems.
Actual result was that restoring notes to the new device failed (during the restoring process) and People/phonebook contacts weren’t there in the People app although there was no error (during the restoring process)