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mobile auth: change device without escrow?


naknak

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Has anyone figured a way to move an authenticator to another device without triggering a week of escrow? Don't need to change phone number, if that helps.

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I did this on iOS by doing a full backup of the old phone on my laptop, export the steam app folder. Did a full backup of new phone, modified the backup to include th steam app from the old phone and restored it. Worked without issues. I wouldn't be surprised if the same can be made with android but no experience there.

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update: Steam Desktop Auth has an "import from Android" function.  It didn't work for me but it appears to work for some people.  You'll probably need the ADB drivers specific to your device: google "ADB USB driver <phone model>" to find them.

 

Comparing the contents of an SDA mafile to an Android ADB steamguard json file, the authenticator is tied to the phone's device ID somehow.  So I don't think Brad's method will work for Android>Android migration.

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