My apologies for the delay. Had a personal emergency. All taken care of now.
First I appreciate your empathy. Much value it.
Now, the old phone is dead so I do not think, I could use the easeUS methods. Tried to charge it but no luck. The charging port is loose. If the old phone was functional, we could use the NFC function to transfer data, files etc. - Moto X has it.
But Good News – Oh Yes!! there is a ■■■■ and he has some wonderful and nice helpers - like you … Last night, I put in the SIM card in the phone and completed the activation. After starting it, I looked and all of my contacts were there. May be they did get backed up on Google. – Mahala (whatever it means !!). But getting the Contact list was my main concern and top priority. Those were sorted and formatted differently but I think all were there. Big sigh of relief !!
So, for the other persons reading it – SIM card and completing the activation is a must for the contact restoration. Whatsapp start up brought only very recent limited history of texts/no calls log. Not that important for me.
But no text messages came with it. All blank. Started the Republic Anywhere, but no much luck there - just a few are there.
Now, Question - Are the text messages still stored in the old phone. We have a little Cell repair shop in a Suburb (50 miles away from me); owned by a young techie from overseas. He is known as a handyman of the Cell phones - can solve any problem. I am very confident that he can charge and extract the data from the old phone. I can get an old used cheap screen for Moto X too for him to repair/use temporarily.
Now - I will do it only if the texts and other data is stored there. I do have the non system folders (as you mentioned before) such as Ringtone, Alarm, Notification, Pictures, DCIM, Downloads, Music, Videos, etc. on my PC that I can copy to the internal storage of the new phone (Right??). I can do that - copy and paste - overlay it ??
So, your opinion please - Could the rest of the useful data be there in the old phone (especially old texts) ?? Nothing is certain, I know. But if there is a chance, I would take it to the Mr. Repair All Handyman??
Something to share with other persons reading it - This all happened as my old phone was charging on kitchen counter face up - Opened the cabinet above to get some spices - a big GLASS container fell down right on the face of the phone - Please do not do that - Also, I am switching to plastic jars etc. from now onwards …
The last favor to ask, after all this dust is settled, could you please advise/guide me to how and what back up processes I need to get/activate, so if this happens again - I would have all my data saved for restoration etc.
Thanks again. And if you are in/around the Hurricane Michael’s path - Please take care and be safe…
With warm regards,