New Phone, Hijacked!

I just got a new phone.  It’s the Samsung Galaxy S3 and a huge upgrade from my Galaxy S, which now feels tiny and insignificant in my hand.

There’s something about setting up a new phone.  Yeah, sure, the phone store migrated all my files and contacts.  What they didn’t migrate and what Google fails at is migrating all my free apps. Purchased apps aren’t a problem at all, because I reinstalled them from Google Play market.

My free apps are stuck in limbo, or I have to start from scratch.  Google needs to fix that problem–it’s a place the iPhone has them completely beat (so says my husband).

My munchkin lost a couple of her games in the process.  Now she can play with my old GS on wifi instead of hijacking my new phone, but Tap Fish may be gone forever (I’m not missing that one).

Speaking of hijacking, which is where this was all supposed to be going anyway, my new phone has been hijacked, mostly by The Husband, The Teenager, and a friend.  How do I know they take my GS3 when I’m not looking?

Because they leave evidence.

Exhibits A, B, and C:




There are many others that should not be publicized (although I might still!) and others that The Teenager has threatened me with horribleness (such as never returning my fiction books) if I post them.

Honestly, if the pictures are on my phone, then they are blogging fodder.

Phone hijackers, beware!

12 thoughts on “New Phone, Hijacked!

  1. Kinley Baker

    Lol! This is so true. I always try to go to the apps from my old phone. Then they aren’t there and I get annoyed. But I’m too lazy to re-download. 🙂 They should know better than to leave photo evidence! It’s the internet era. Everything is fair game. Great post.

  2. Ryan King

    LOL. It’s funny how those special pictures magically appear on your phone. My photostream is crazy with pictures. There’s some I’ve had to delete because they shouldn’t exist.. at all. LOL.

  3. rcahill111


    Go here and sign in with your Google Account and it will show you all the apps you’ve downloaded AND you can tell it to install them. It will prompt your phone to start downloading.

    I suggest doing this over wifi if possible because it’s faster, but whatever!

  4. Debra Kristi

    I needed that last comment too, so thank you! It has always annoyed me that they would disappear with each phone upgrade. My husband has an iphone and I am not a lover of that particular tech. I’m happy with my android, most of the time. I say, if they use your phone any evidence left there is your property to do with as you please. 😀

    1. Diana Beebe Post author

      I’m right there with you–very happy with my Android phone. I logged in and checked out my libraries. It showed both my new and old phones’ apps. Yay!

      Any progress in freebie games was lost (except the ones that require a login). I’m going to do a follow up post soon. 🙂

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