Original phone information: Nokia Lumia 1020
Brazilian firmware from Vivo carrier, 64 GB memory, black color (RM-875 VAR LTA BR VIVO 64GB BLACK)
Running Windows Phone 8.1 Update and Lumia Black, i've had a problem with the phone, and decided to reflash it to original firmware.
Just before doing that, I went to Settings > Backup > Text Messages and made it sure "Text Message Backup" was checked
Still in "Backup" settings, I went to "apps + settings", and made it sure both "Settings backup" and "App backup" were checked.
I then clicked "back up now" button, and waited until it has finished.If I'm not mistaken, the backup data used by that backup data was ~40 MB in OneDrive, as stated by the phone.
After that, I've flashed the phone using "Nokia Software Recovery Tool".
It flashed phone back to Windows Phone 8.0.
When finished, I've updated it to Windows Phone 8.1 update and Lumia Cyan, and after that, I finally added my Microsoft account.
When adding the account, phone asked me if I'd like to set backup now.I selected "not now", to avoid any kind of overwriting, once it wasn't asking me to restore anything, but to backup data.
(By answering "setup now", I could upload the data of an empty phone, and I was afraid it could overwrite the original backup data I wanted to restore.)
After that, I went manually to backup settings, and when going to manage backups, phone told me i was "Using 0 bytes/18.00 GB from OneDrive".
I was almost sure phone had someway overwritten my precious backup data.
But later, I've found out the OneDrive's "Device backup" section, and apparently my backup is still there:
Both date and phone's name (alb3530) are right, then it's really my backup.
I've found any other user with that same problem after searching for awhile.
All users having backup problems seem not to be able to backup only: everyone seems to able to restore the data.
Except me, of course.
The only thing that was restored successfully were the SMSs.
But everything related to "apps + settings" could not.
Call history also wasn't restored :(I've tried both with "Preview for Developers" program disabled and enabled.
Also, I've tried with both device names:
Windows Phone (default name)
alb3530 (name of the device at the time backup was done)
My question is what exactly phone looks for in OneDrive to recognize a backup data?
I think it's possible to restore a backup from a phone model into another...Is it right?
Can someone explain what I might have done wrong in that process?
Any help is very appreciated.
Note: I'm keeping phone with no network coverage, to avoid receiving calls, and thus make a bigger mess in my call history or whatever, which I pretend to have it restored as soon as possible.