I am searching for days and I am really confused on what should I do and I decided to look for help here.

I have a rooted by default Android device (box) and I have changed some of the device settings (Date & Time, security, accessibility, display, HDMI, MCU settings and developer Options).

Now I want to find a solution like an (APK or ADB shell or script) in order to copy or backup this settings and restore them to another identical device with the same firmware.

I have tried a lot of applications, but at almost every app that I have already tried, I have an issue with the touch options. (For example: I can't choose yes/no at some critical points)

Please, suggest me what to do. Every answer that can help me to find out a solution to this it could be useful!


In order for you to understand my situation, I have already set up some devices with four apps and I have changed some of the settings of the device like I said before. I want to fully backup and restore my device or write a script for this situation because I want to do the same set-up for 50+ devices, and for this I need some automation, but because the apps that I want to use want a different setup per device, until now I have decided to make the installation with a usb.

So at this moment I want somehow to copy the settings from one device to another identical device. I can tell you some apps that I have tried but cannot work properly because of the touch options (CLONEit, Titanium Backup, Helium, G Cloud, Backup Your Mobile, Rom Settings Backup), except from apks I have tried Android SDK with adb shell, but the app can't copy all my settings, so I reject adb shell option (I tried every possible command). I have tried TWRP but I can't choose some options because of the touch options (I have tried keyboard with touchpad and mouse but nothing, some options are unable to be chosen).

I have tried more apps than I've mentioned, but the only app that did exactly what I want with the settings is "Rom Settings Backup", because it copy every setting of my device. If anyone of you have already used Rom Settings Backup Pro, I want you to tell me how can I restore the settings from my first device to another?

About the script, I have my apps saved as apk files. I am telling that because, I believe that somehow with a script I can make my device to install my apps. Also, if I can change some of the settings with a script it would be great.

If anyone can guide me on what I have to do or what should I search for I would appreciate it because I am newbie at scripts.

I forgot to mention that I have got from an app an XML file with the device settings, but I don’t know what to do with it or how to restore that XML file on my device because the app that did the backup for me didn’t have an option for restore.

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  • Device settings are stored in different files under different directories in /data partition. Same is true for user installed apps. You can track which files are changed in /data partition and then copy those files to an identical device with proper permissions (DAC and MAC whichever applicable). Root or at least custom recovery is required on both devices. – Irfan Latif Dec 12 at 20:10

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