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keep stock launcher settings after wipe?

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By shteren, Senior Member on 6th April 2014, 10:01 PM
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i like changing roms a lot! and i do prefer to do a full wipe each time to avoid unwanted bugs, but there is one thing that upsets me the most after each new rom and thats rearanging my launcher...

now i whould use nova launcher since it has backupand restore features, but unfortunatly it's not so usfull for stock roms since it can't find the weather, photos or music player widgets which are the ones i mostly use, niether does it show the AOSP version of those widgets.

so i was wondering if someone knows how to backup the stock launcher settings or layout to restore later, or an alternative lanucher with backup abilities that can use the sony widgets i'd love to know.
6th April 2014, 10:09 PM |#2  
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Use nandroid backup

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7th April 2014, 07:49 AM |#3  
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Originally Posted by zied2000

Use nandroid backup

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yeah but this messes up the whole idea of doing a clean flash without previous programs and possible bugs and errors...
8th April 2014, 09:05 AM |#4  
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so i've found the solution is anyone is intrested.

all you need to do is copy /data/data/com.sonyericsson.home to a safe location (sdcard)

and after you wipe your device restore the folder to it's original location.

this restores homescreen layouts, widgets locations and sizes and apps shortcuts, i've just tried it works greats.
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