restoring apps and settings when switching between different roms

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  1. angelman

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    Hey I know many questions have been asked about the best way of backing up stuff but I wondered exactly how people who switch between different ROMS rapidly do it.
    I found that a couple of times updating to a new ROM (from AXIOM engage to AXIOM antimyth) for example seemed to create a new phone profile in my google account and thus none of my apps were automatically restored (as they were associated with the "old" phone).
    I always wipe before installing ROMS could this be the problem?
    Even once I get all my apps back I still have to spend ages re setting all my preferences, the widget home screen layout etc.
    Do people really continually keep resetting everything like this manually?
    I thought of using Titanium backup but how well does that save all app preferences etc.
    Currently I can't seem to get TI backup to work, in the backup/restore tab it shows no apps. There are no filters set that I can tell. Am I missing something?
    I do a refresh apps list and it says it find 137 elements but then still shows nothing.
    If I run and run a backup it does nothing too.
     
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    Oh I finally managed to get TI backup to work now..
     
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    I always set everything up from scratch when flashing a new ROM. I always start with my apps I absolutely need and set everything up different on every ROM for something new every once in a while. Then when I hear the dev updated the ROM I re flash that ROM and only wipe dalvick cache. Have not used titanium yet cause you still have to set up your home pages regardless.

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    I use Apex launcher. It has the option to save your home screens so you don't have to set them back up. I also use titanium backup. Those 2 apps alone help cut down the set up time.

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    I'm running Apex also. That's a good point, I will do that from now on. I do enjoy setting every rom different though.

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    Anyone figured out how to save your widgets?
     
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