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Transfer Wifi passwords from unrooted Z5 to XZ1

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Transfer Wifi passwords from unrooted Z5 to XZ1

How can I transfer the Wifi passwords from unrooted Z5 to XZ1?

Xperia Backup&Restore restore does not offer Wifi settings on the XZ1, though backup on the Z5 does.

Automatic synchronizing  with Google account does not do it neither.

 

Any solution?

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Re: Transfer Wifi passwords from Z3 to XZ1

There is no simple solution,i think.

You can try a "root browser" app. It's a file manager,but it works only with root rights. Go to "data", then "misc" folder. There is a "wpa_supplicant.conf" Your stored passwords are there.

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Re: Transfer Wifi passwords from unrooted Z5 to XZ1

Hi @Sonator;

 

You can do it with Xperia Transfer, that is what I used to transfer the settings from my Z5 to a XZ Premium (same software).

And as far as I know Google Backup also stores the Wifi settings (in Phone Settings backup).

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Re: Transfer Wifi passwords from unrooted Z5 to XZ1

I have done the transfer (only wifi selected) and it pretends to transfer it, even with "progress bar". But in the end I have only the two saved networks (one per-installed Telekom and the one I installed to do the transfer) I had before the transfer. Slightly frowning Face

 

And I also have Google Backup switched to On on the Z5, but I don't see any possibility to manually restore on the XZ1. And automatically it does not do it neither.

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Re: Transfer Wifi passwords from unrooted Z5 to XZ1

I have tried to tranfer vice versa (XZ1 -> Z5) and here the Wifi settings are grayed out on the receiving Z5. 

 

It is possible that the XZ1 is not able to transfer those in any direction?

Bug?

 

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Re: Transfer Wifi passwords from unrooted Z5 to XZ1

Hi,

 

I had the same issue with wi-fi passwords from my Z3 to XZ1. I didn't find solution about that (except that i extracted the passwords with root).

I'm thinking that this is android 8 BUG. Probably you didn't enter with your account on first boot of the the device - as I did.

With Android 8.1 could activate the first boot wizard again later and then -  should work.

Most probably  need to reset to factory to get everything properly done with entering the account from the first time on.