Originally Posted by angiest
That wasn't working. I've used Nova for months and over many different ROMs, so I'm well aware of how to restore widgets.
However, the issue was:
For some reason, it was not prompting for root. What I wound up doing was uninstalling, re-installing as a user app, and then it finally prompted me for root. I was able to restore my widgets then.
Ah, I've had that happen too. In my case, I have "Kill app back button" enabled in Developer options. When at the homescreen, if you hold it, it will kill the launcher and restart it. This fixed my issue once with it not asking for root.
And I only do Nova over Apex because I didn't yet know about apex and I bought Nova Prime. I don't want to have another app (especially one that's a little more expensive) just get "thrown" away.