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[APP][8.0+] [OPEN SOURCE] [ROOT] OAndBackupX - Apps and data backup tool for Android.

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gaglia83

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May 7, 2017
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Hello, I am testing OandbackupX on my new device, a beyond0lte with Lineage 18.1 + Magisk (no Gapps)

After doing a very minimal setup and installed just a couple of apps I tested a backup with OandBackupX (APK and data) on an external SD card, then I formatted data, reinstalled OandBackupX, and tried to restore. I am not sure I am doing things properly.

Certain user-installed apps are restored correctly, F-Droid for example works and recovers my original settings.

Other stuff does not seem to work. For example Termux I can restore the APK and let it start from scratch, but if I also restore the data (prefrences etc) it doesn't run, on restore I receive error "Could not update permissions for data".

Other stuff doesn't work and I'm not sure why. Mainly the AOSP settings. For example, my PIN is not restored, the device name is not restored, WiFi acceess points settings are not restored, and I'm sure most of other user settings even though I haven't checked all.

What am I doing wrong?
 
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NEW VERSION 6.0.0 IS UP.

Changelogs:


Added: Encrypt private preferences including encryption password (using Android keystore)

Added: Export/import of schedules

Added: Global blocklist applies to Main

Added: Ascending/descending sort support

Added: Warning text to backup directory picker

Added: Direct share button for logs

Added: Better error handling

Updated: Make backup dialog checks response to the service's active options

Updated: Use modes' checkboxes in the backup/restore/schedule dialogs

Updated: Schedule action on first day if possible

Updated: Replace Blacklist with Blocklist

Fixed: Don't schedule when disabled

Fixed: Crash when scheduled list of apps is empty

Fixed: Schedules not firing on time

Fixed: Delayed notifications of some restored apps (exclude the push notifications' ID from backups)

Fixed: Backup instance folder left untouched after backup failing

Fixed: Hiding device lock option when there's no lock

Added: Catalan language

Updated translation: Arabic, Spanish, Indonesian, Polish, Russian, Japanese, Chinese, Dutch, French
 

swour

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Jan 22, 2012
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Restoring Firefox and Kindle backups produces an error "Could not update permissions for data". This results in a corrupted state where the app can't be started anymore. Tested on LOS 17.1 and 18.1.
 

rn3miii

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Aug 17, 2020
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V6 update via f-droid seems problematic (broken for me even after uninstalling/reinstalling) but the apk from github works normally, not sure why the difference...
 

Dj Telo

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Hi!

I've been testing the app for a few days and I have observed that it takes a huge load of time to backup. For around 160 apps, it takes around 7 hours for me. Is this normal? What am I doing wrong?

Thanks!
 
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bunta126

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Hi, I just tried your app out and looks pretty good from first look.

The interface however could use some improvements, some of the buttons/icons have no labels or explanation for what they do, which is very confusing for new users. For example, on the main list when you click an app, the global blocklist button has no description so I clicked it to see what it does and the app just disappeared off the list. I had to then figure out what just happened as there was no message, confirmation prompt or anything.

I've discovered it has blocked that app, but I can't find anywhere to view the global blocklist or to remove that app from the blockllist to get it back again... How can I do this?

I would suggest adding a special filter for "Global Blocklist" so you can see the ones being blocked and then change the block button to unblock them again.

Another suggestion would be to add sort criteria on the backup/restore page for backup date and backup size.
 
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    OAndBackupX is a fork of the infamous OAndBackup with the aim to bring OAndBackup to 2020. For now most of the functionality and UI of the app are rewritten, next steps would be making it stable and adding some features which could ease the backup/restore workflow with any device. Therefore all types of contribution are welcome.

    Now on functionality of our App:

    • It requires root and allows you to backup individual apps and their data.
    • Both backup and restore of individual programs one at a time and batch backup and restore of multiple programs are supported.
    • Restoring system apps should be possible without requiring a reboot afterwards.
    • Backups can be scheduled with no limit on the number of individual schedules and there is the possibility of creating custom lists from the list of installed apps.

    Recommendation
    A combination with your favourite sync solution (e.g. Syncthing, Nextcloud...) keeping an encrypted copy of your apps and their data on your server or "stable" device could bring a lot of benefits and save you a lot of work while changing ROMs or just cleaning your mobile device.

    Community
    There's a new room on Matrix and a group on Telegram to discuss the development of the App and test new versions:

    OAndBackupX:Matrix.ORG

    Telegram

    Our Code Of Conduct applies to the communication in the community same as for all contributers.

    Encryption
    If enabled the data backup will be encrypted with AES 256 based on a password you can set in the settings, which you'll have to use when you want to restore the data. This way you can store your backups more securely, worrying less about their readability.

    if you have some java and android knowledge and like to contribute to the project see the following Development Document to see the goals and where a help is needed. Each contribution and communication in the project community should follow our Code Of Conduct


    Download


    Source Code
    Screenshots

    Developer @Machiav3lli (Antonios Hazim)
    (I am merely creating this thread and in no way the developer or contributor to the app itself, all credit goes to him and others who have contributed )
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    NEW VERSION 6.0.0 IS UP.

    Changelogs:


    Added: Encrypt private preferences including encryption password (using Android keystore)

    Added: Export/import of schedules

    Added: Global blocklist applies to Main

    Added: Ascending/descending sort support

    Added: Warning text to backup directory picker

    Added: Direct share button for logs

    Added: Better error handling

    Updated: Make backup dialog checks response to the service's active options

    Updated: Use modes' checkboxes in the backup/restore/schedule dialogs

    Updated: Schedule action on first day if possible

    Updated: Replace Blacklist with Blocklist

    Fixed: Don't schedule when disabled

    Fixed: Crash when scheduled list of apps is empty

    Fixed: Schedules not firing on time

    Fixed: Delayed notifications of some restored apps (exclude the push notifications' ID from backups)

    Fixed: Backup instance folder left untouched after backup failing

    Fixed: Hiding device lock option when there's no lock

    Added: Catalan language

    Updated translation: Arabic, Spanish, Indonesian, Polish, Russian, Japanese, Chinese, Dutch, French
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    Release 5.0.0

    NEW MAJOR VERSION: incompatible with the old releases.

    MIGRATED TO KOTLIN

    SCHEDULED ACTIONS CAN ONLY LAST 10 MINUTES (SYSTEM CONSTRAINT): so partition your group of apps


    Added: Individual modes for apps in batch action dialog
    Updated: Choosing a backup directory doesn't create a child folder anymore
    Updated: Far less unneeded refreshing
    Fixed: APK/data not found error
    Fixed: Persistent storage permission
    Fixed: A11 support
    Far too many other improvements, fixes and cleanups (in the full changelog)
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    I tried to install the apk on my Rooted S7 Edge and I received a "There is a problem parsing the package" error message. How can I correct that error? Also can this application freeze applications like Titanium Pro?
    Probably something went wrong while downloading, just fetch it again.
    Freeze is called 'Disable' in the app, so yes, you can.
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    Hi!

    I've been testing the app for a few days and I have observed that it takes a huge load of time to backup. For around 160 apps, it takes around 7 hours for me. Is this normal? What am I doing wrong?

    Thanks!