Is there a way to save all of my customization before a factory reset?

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  1. BadeMillsap

    BadeMillsap New Member

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    I did the ota update (accidentally) and of course don't have the wifi toggle... But, I have lot's of home screen /app screen customization with many folders... Is there a way to save all of that and then restore after factory reset? Using stock launcher.

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    Using stock launcher and not rooted? I don't think so.

    Hope i'm wrong.

    A factory reset wont bring you down to the previous android version though, if that's what you were thinking?
     
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    Do a search for backup apps in the play store.. There are some that will back up a lot of info even without root....

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    Helium and Carbon backup from ClockWorkMod will do a full adb backup without root. You will need your PC and companion app the first time.
     
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    Does Helium backup /restore the customization I have done on the several home screens? In other words... I have several folders set up on each screen with different apps... And widgets placed in particular places... Those are the things I want to recover after factory reset

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    I'm pretty sure it does and that would be the System TouchWiz Home app. Install, add a few test shortcuts, backup, delete the test shortcuts and then do a restore.
     
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    To complete the circle this did work. I had to install Kies rather than the Samsung drivers to get Helium to work. Backing up Touch Wiz data and then restoring it does put items back where they were

    Thanks

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