I want to upgrade from the free version of ADW Launcher to ADW Launcher EX. How can I do this without having to re-create all of my app settings and widgets?
Here is a partial solution (it doesn't copy widgets).
You must save the ADW settings as a backup in the free version, then restore them in the paid version.
- Open ADW Launcher
- Context menu > ADWSettings > System > Backup and Restore > Backup
- Open ADW Launcher EX
- Context menu > ADWSettings > System > Backup and Restore > Restore > (choose the backup time stamp you just created)
- Context menu > ADWSettings > System > Restart ADW
- Now you'll have to re-create your widgets.
Actually your algorithm is right except one thing - you can't restore widgets if you are using Android ICS or older. This is limitation of OS. From this post:
NOTE 2: If you unfortunately have an Android device running anything prior to Android 4.1, the widgets will not be restored.
And also from Play Store:
-AppWidget backup/restore (only for android 4.1 and newer)