Support for Backing up Home Screen Widget Layout
Currently Apex backs up only the icons and their hierarchy i.e. nested icons in folders. Required is a complete home screen layout backup and restore.
David Hedrick commented
Very annoying to customize widgets every time I flash a new rom or wipe data.
This is a good idea to have the widgets restored too, I just naturally thought it would be standard practice.
James Noonan commented
I have a workaround that so far has succeeded 100% of the time with every version update. This is assuming it is installed as Apex.apk as a system app.
1. Download new version of Apex through Apex (not google play), do not install it but instead rename it to /sdcard/download/Apex.apk (or wherever it is)
2. Reboot to recovery mode, "cp /sdcard/download/Apex.apk /system/app/" via shell command (ie, overwrite old version of same file)
3. chmod 644 /system/app/Apex.apk (may not be necessary)
4. Delete dalvik cache, reboot.
5. All widgets are exactly the same as before.
Going back to Nova Launcher until this important feature is added.
I just upgraded to 1.3.5 and thought I was safe backing up and restoring. But no :( please update this feature and back up widgets also. It would be great if you can provide feedback on when this will be coming as so many people have requested it. Is there a limitation in software that it is not possible?
Collin Apodac commented
Sooooo, is this gonna be a feature? Nova has it...
tatsit tatsit commented
please! I'd really like to have this feature
I have had some success with Titanium Backup on ICS... but it is very hit and miss. Some proper functionality (or at least a reasonable workaround) is much needed!
Davis Darvish commented
please .. its the one annoying missing feature that has kept me with nova. as a crack flasher i cant resetup my homescreens ever day..
Kerem Pekçabuk commented
Pls pls pls
Really need this feature so I don't have to move to Nova!!
This is the one feature (or lack of) that is swaying me towards Nova.
I really don't want to move there so please can you add this!
Mixtaape Mike commented
Agreed. I use desktop visualizer with a total of over 100 widgets on home screen layout that i have to manually add back each time.
If this feature was there, nothing could beat Apex launcher.
Only thing Nova has on Apex currently .... +1
Widgets positions and size must be backed up!
its a real pain to have a backup that misses widgets!
Really want this feature badly....
Its a pain to set up all widgets after a fresh flash.
Would be great if we could backup widgets and their configurations as well.....
Even backing up with titanium backup doesnt help here.
I second this... It would be splendid if widget positions were backed up too...