egzthunder1 · Jul 13, 2014 at 05:00 pm

Backup Your Main Settings with Backup 3.0

How important is it for you to have your device just the way you like it, particularly after hopping around ROMs like a bunny on caffeine? Does this interfere with you ORD? If you are like the rest of us, it more than likely does. Setting up your status bar with the right colors or transparency levels can be a daunting task for anyone, regardless of your level of mastery with the Android platform. To make matters worse, this is but one of the many general settings that people mess around with on their devices. There are other modifications that may involve messing with app specific DPI, setting up multiple user accounts, and of course, who can forget the ever popular need to re-enter your WiFi passwords for your home, office, school, and so on? We know that there are several apps out there that can perform master backups of everything that is contained on your device, but sometimes getting the old settings to back up properly can be a challenge on its own accord. Because of this, XDA Senior Member Kisler developed an app that tries to focus on this one part.

Backup v3.0 is a small backup application that focuses mainly on the general settings for your device. It is small and quite straightforward, with a very simple-to-use UI (unlike apps such as TiBu, which now has over 9000 options, settings, and other features). The app requests root access to work, which makes sense as it needs to write to areas with elevated permissions. Once root is granted, the app presents you with just a few simple options including where you wish to save the backup and what you wish to save. You are also given the option to restore from the backup. Simple, right?

The app is still in early development. With the right kind of feedback, an app in such early stages can easily become a more powerful tool than many of its elder brethren. but with far more ease of use. Please take it for a spin and let the dev know how it performs. Also, if you speak another language and would like to take a shot at making the app friendly for people who may speak languages other than English, drop by as well and offer your support. After all, that is what a community project is all about.You can find more information in the Backup 3.0 app thread.


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egzthunder1 is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. I have been an active member of xda-developers since 2005 and have gone through various roles in my time here. I am Former Portal Administrator, and currently part of the administrator team while maintaining my writer status for the portal. In real life, I am a Chemical Engineer turned Realtor in the Miami area. View egzthunder1's posts and articles here.
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