- Feb 16, 2015
ah got it! Thanks for the detailed explanation, and yes, I am sorry to say but neither NOVA nor Google can (or would) back those up. Those are all custom settings outside of normal app backups, plus you have noted multiple apps so no one app will backup all settings across multiple apps (out of the box). I am not saying you can't build, or script something that does it for you (because thats exactly how I do it), but not with NOVA or Google. You'd probably be better off making a few backups, then restoring each app backup one at a time (nova / mix explorer / + you also have mixed in system settings) so I few issues right off the bat. I can see at least 3 different services (probably more) that would require a specific backup to restore those settings (thats even assuming mix explorer can backup/restore), but you have to many variables in the mix for any single backup to succeed.What's happening is the google bug, that sometimes when I reboot my phone, icons go missing. App icons are all there in the correct places, but any shortcuts I've put on the homescreen that point to web pages disappear, shortcuts I've made using the google drive widget disappear, and shortcuts to local folders I've made using Mix Explorer also disappear. The only thing that remains after a reboot are app icons, and widgets that occupy some screen space, like the calendar, keep task list, etc. My biggest complaint (and this is a complaint against google and I'm just trying to find a way to not recreate them) is my web shortcuts - I have 20-30 of them on my screens and replacing them is very time-consuming. I'm thinking of just creating a webpage on my server with all my links so I can just go through one-by-one clicking, adding to homescreen, etc.. It's not a LineageOS issue, I just brought it up here because the initial searches I found on the web blamed Trebuchet launcher, and then multiple people pointed out that Nova Launcher would fix it via backup/restore..
If this were me, I would reverse engineer it, one by one, and backup/restore/test what app handles what setting, then list it all out and know what needs to be restored, in what order, that way its not lost. This is of course assuming all 3rd party apps you are using to create said shortcut, can do this (backup settings).
For me, to not lose any custom locations (network/local/laptop/SAMBA/ETC), I use FX Explorer with root and paid add-on (not needed), then I create my shortcuts within FX, and use Tib (Titanium) to backup JUST FX. When I restore the FX app/data, so does the custom shortcuts within FX. This is the thinking I am getting add with my comment above.