Thanks for the link Sam! It seems to detail where android app data is stored, but I’m not sure how I’d transfer it to PC for example, and then to another android device? As an example of a backup method.
Oh no, and yes, as Sam’s link contained info on where game data is stored, I too thought it might be possible to directly transfer game data to somewhere like dropbox, PC, etc, but apparently not
By resources do you mean the materials I’ve collected and crafted? That would be better than having nothing saved true, though admittedly I haven’t played online much - I’m actually a returning player to The Blockheads, having played last in ~ 2014 I thought I’d explore single player worlds initially, so I could be ready for the seemingly more advanced multiplayer worlds. Tyvm for offering to help with the online stuff btw, it’s greatly appreciated ElTaPa I’m from the UK btw
Having emailed Noodlecake Studios, as Milla said, I received an automatic reply, which contained some info on backing up:
Android - If you need to transfer data to a new phone or back up existing game data, here are some useful link
How to Transfer Apps and Data to a New Phone: https://www.reviewed.com/smartphones/features/how-to-transfer-apps-data-new-smartphone-android-iphone-ios
Move Your Game Progress Between Android Devices: https://www.maketecheasier.com/move-game-progress-between-android-devices/
Moving game data between Android phones: http://christianheilmann.com/2012/07/02/moving-game-data-between-two-android-phones-cut-the-rope-temple-run/
The first link (how to transfer apps and data to a new phone) seems to be a general guide to backing up your photos, apps you’ve previously downloaded on a google account, etc, but not specifically about game progress ( single player offline world saves).
The middle link on moving game progress between android devices details 2 methods: 1) Cloud saves. Following the instructions on the maketecheasier link, and checking out The Blockheads Google Play page, it seems that google cloud back up isn’t supported, which leaves method 2) using Helium, though the link says that a device needs to have an SD/microSD card, which my phone unfortunately doesn’t support. However, the premium version of Helium gives access to cloud saving of backed up app data. Having checked out the Helium app and it’s reviews, it seems that quite a few recent users (Jan/Feb 2019) are having issues with the app working however.
I’ve emailed back asking about any other methods of backing up, and also about the Helium backup method without using an SD/microSD card, and will update the thread with the reply.
P.S. I hope I’m not breaking any rules in posting links! I’m quite new to using forums, but please let me know if it’s ok/edit my posts accordingly