[APP 4.0+] 3C All-in-One Toolbox

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@3c the new – since some versions – progress info on backup-restore is very nice, however it shows progress within each individual app being backed up only.

If backing up hundreds of apps - as is the case in full system backup there is no way to judge the total progress. Can you add one “total” bar, showing how far into finishing the complete backup job we are?
That's how it should have been originally, so I'll fix that asap.
 

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Also, I'm on 2.6.6a and it seems a bug affecting restore has been introduced sometime in the last couple of upgrades:

Now, only restore app data and settings works — if you select restore full app, the restore dialog pops up, exits immediately, says app restored, will list current/backup versions identical in the backups tab — but nothing is restored…
 

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Also, I'm on 2.6.6a and it seems a bug affecting restore has been introduced sometime in the last couple of upgrades:

Now, only restore app data and settings works — if you select restore full app, the restore dialog pops up, exits immediately, says app restored, will list current/backup versions identical in the backups tab — but nothing is restored…
@3c I noticed this for the first time with 2.6.6 as reported in my support request regarding the backup issue. I thought these two issues where connected but probably they are not.
 
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@3c I noticed this for the first time with 2.6.6 as reported in my support request regarding the backup issue. I thought these two issues where connected but probably they are not.

Also, I'm on 2.6.6a and it seems a bug affecting restore has been introduced sometime in the last couple of upgrades:

Now, only restore app data and settings works — if you select restore full app, the restore dialog pops up, exits immediately, says app restored, will list current/backup versions identical in the backups tab — but nothing is restored…

Thanks for letting me know, this will be resolved on 2.6.6b. Sorry for the delay in fixing this. Gladly it's "only" in beta version.
 
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Thanks for the fix – three observations now:

- the restore works again
- no individual files-within-package progress as on the backup, would be also nice :O)
- on the backup now the backup screen is laid out somewhat illogically:

On top you hava the individual partial file names being processed - the progress bar for this is on the bottom - should logically be under this name. The total bar should be on the bottom and above it you now only have 1 of 5 or what have you - indicating how many apps processed - it should also show the app name currently being processed.

Or vice versa - total, name and bar on top - partial, name and bar under - but grouped logically... O):
 

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awesome job

been using it for months and can say this is a pretty sweet aio toolbox more suited for rooted users. it can be used just fine on non rooters to help a bit with performance with always running apps

id like to humbly make a suggestion. is it possible to include a host blocker? the droid /sys/etc/hosts requires a full reboot unlike pcs, and is very inconvenient imho

i stumbled upon a github project and hopefully you could take a peak (also has its own dns)
github.com/x-falcon/Virtual-Hosts

with the way how modern isps are operating, is it possible to somehow prevent our isps from "blocking" (lack of better word) our dns? many sites are still being blocked despite many free public dns dont
also happens on pcs but thats another topic
 

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    [APP 4.1+] 3C All-in-One Toolbox

    3C Toolbox, available on Play Store and XDA Labs is the most comprehensive must-have toolbox for Android version 4.1 and above, running any ROM or kernel. Issues, suggestions, feature requests, please make sure to read post #2.

    This app includes all features delivered separately in below apps. This is the result of many years of work to bring all features together in an easy-to-use giant toolbox, and it includes the features of many other apps, including Titanium Backup, Greenify, BetterBatteryStats, App2SD, Seeder, ROM Toolbox Pro, SetCPU, System Panel, Root Explorer, Autorun Manager, Terminal Emulator, Script Editor, SD Booster, BuildProp Editor, ATK and so much more.

    What is 3C Toolbox Replaces 20+ apps easily worth 30€ for the price of a couple of beers!

    Download link Play Store XDA Labs


    Can take advantage of the following apps (not integrated because of policy restrictions from Play Store):

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    More information

    App Features

    App screenshots

    3C Apps Feature Comparison

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    Before you put a bad rating on Play Store for a single broken feature among the 100 the app delivers, and before you contact me (or post here), you may consider the following:
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    Please send a support request from app settings, help and support. You need to clearly explain your issue, attach any relevant screenshots showing where and how the issue occurs. I will not provide any support here.

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    You have certainly noticed the recent updates that is supposed to improve root handling in my apps, and might have experienced issues.

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