Copy your Angry Birds progress from one device to another without rooting for FREE

It amazes me that there are so many apps that do not have the ability to save data to the SD card or remote server. For those die-hard Angry Birds fans who do not want to buy a new phone or tablet because you are afraid that your Angry Birds progress will not transfer, fear no more. XDA forum user, OstrichSak, has come up with a simple tutorial on how to do it and it is Free.

There are free apps in the Android Market for each version of Angry Birds which you may know about, but apparently there are some additional steps that you need to do to make them work.

1) Install one (or more) of the following apps on both devices:

AngryBirds backup                             apps databaseandroid market
AngryBirdsBackup(seasons)           apps databaseandroid market
AngryBirds Rio backup                     apps databaseandroid market

2) Complete ONE level on the new device (do NOT skip this step or you won’t be able to complete the process successfully) and then create a backup to your device using the app.
3) Install the same app on the old device and create a backup for the same game on the old device. Now you have backups of current progress of the same game on both devices and you need to get the old to the new.
4) Use a file explorer (I like ES File Explorer best out of all of them but some prefer Astro… either will work for this DIY) to locate the folder that was created on the new device which will be named the same as the backup app. Within that folder you will find two files which I think are .bkp or something similar. One is scores and one is something else. You want to delete those two files from the new phone and then copy the same two files from the old phone and place them in the same location on the new phone.
5) Back out, launch the backup app that you installed and select restore.

[via xda developers]


About the Author: Robert Nazarian

Robert lives in upstate New York where he was born and raised. Technology was always his passion. His first computer was a Radio Shack TRS80 Color that used a cassette tape to save programs, and his first laptop was a Toshiba T1200FB that sported a CGA greyscale screen and two 720kb floppy drives (no hardrive). From the early 90’s through late 2011, he only owned Motorola phones starting with the MircroTAC all the way through to the Droid X. He broke that streak when he bought the Galaxy Nexus. Now he's sporting a Galaxy Note 4, and absolutely loves it. He has a wonderful wife and a 6 year old son. In his free time he enjoys sports, movies, TV, working out, and trying to keep up with the rapid fast world of technology.


  • Millergirl1st

    ..great… but how do I copy the files and transfer them to new phone?

  • Millergirl1st

    ..great… but how do I copy the files and transfer them to new phone?

    • Homeuser

      Plug it into your PC, Allow Phone to connect via USB. Navigate to the files and copy and paste them…

  • Barry

    i completed level 1-1 and then copied the 2 files across but when i go to restore it restores it back to the settings for only having completed level 1-1 rather than the settings from my old phone.
    do i need to complete all of level 1 i.e. poached eggs?

    • Barry

      Rather than waiting i went on and completed all of level 1 and tried it again and it worked.
      So for anyone else who wants to try this, you need to complete all 20 levels in level 1 to get it to work.
      hope this helps!

  • Cindywgnr

    But I can’t download the app on the new phone because I can’t activate until I deactivate the old one. Is there any other way to do it? Maybe by using the old phone and my pc?