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How to copy your Frozen Free Fall progress to a new phone



It's happened to all of us. You are about to get a branch new smartphone, when it hits you. You're on level 250 of Frozen Free Fall. If you get a new phone, you'll lose all of that progress! Ok, admittedly this isn't the most pressing problem of our time, but it's annoying. So today I decided to do something about it.

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 (Android), and just received an iPhone 5c. Before you bash me on my phone choice, let me explain that the iPhone is provided by my employer at no cost to me. Now you may proceed to bash me for putting games on my work phone. 

First step: Frozen Free Fall had already been installed on both devices. Next, using the Astro File Manager on my Galaxy, I searched and found the Frozen game save stored in /storage/sdcard0/Android/data/com.disney.frozensaga_goo/files/user.dat. I imagine it will be in the same location on any Android phone. If not, just look for user.dat in a folder with a similar name. So, using a USB cable and the Android File Transfer application, I copied this file to my desktop. Feel free to use any method you are comfortable with to copy the file to your desktop.

On my desktop, I installed a program called iFunBox (available for Windows or Mac). This application enabled me browse the iPhone's file system. I found a folder on the phone at iPhone:User Applications:Free Fall that also contained a user.dat file. Being the careful soul that I am, I renamed user.dat to user.dat.old, just in case my idea failed, and then used iFunBox to copy the file I got from the Galaxy into the same folder.

Once I launched Frozen Free Fall on the iPhone, the game instantly showed me my current progress. Now I won't have to start the game all over again. Nor will I have to carry both phones.

Hopefully this information will help others. However, proceed at your own risk. If you aren't comfortable messing with your phone's filesystem, please don't attempt this. Also, these are the only two phones I have. Please don't ask me for help doing this on other platforms. Good luck. 

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  1. You saved me, thanks for making this so clear!

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  2. Thank you so much for posting this!! I was so frustrated after passing Winter & reaching level 198 in Seasons. I tried several different solutions I found, but yours is the only one that worked. The key was finding the correct user.dat file (my phone had 2 for Free Fall). Thanks to your suggestion to be cautious, I renamed both files when saving to my laptop. With trial & error, I found the one that restored my progress and resaved it to my phone. THANK YOU!!

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  3. Sorry but for iphone 6 S this is not a solution...there is something about jailbreak...

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  4. Yeah, I think my advice may be outdated for the iPhone. When I upgrade my 5c to a 5s some time ago, I found that my iTunes backup had stored my settings just fine, so it became a non-issue for me. But that won't work if you're moving from Android to iPhone or vice versa.

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  5. You are a genious! Worked like a charm transferring from my old Note 4 to my new Note 7. Thank you so much!!

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  6. Does anyone know how to start the progress over on purpose? My mom plays this game and installed it on my Surface and for whatever reason it zoomed her up to level 160! She wants to play it the right way, on her own, but we can't figure out how to start it all over. Any help is appreciated!

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  7. Great !
    It also worked for me migrating from windows RT tablet to android

    It is located in C:\Users\\AppData\Local\Packages\Disney.FrozenFreeFall_6rarf9sa4v8jt\LocalState

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  8. Does this work with iOS 10.2 as I am trying to get my user data moved from android to ipad but am unable to use V3 to enter sandbox mode because it requires jailbreak, as does V4, do you have any suggestions as to how to do this using itunes 12.5.4 and iOS 10.2

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  9. I'm afraid these instructions no longer work on an iPhone unless you jail break it. They seem to work just fine on Android still.

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