Is there any solution to backup Locale settings? I've defined couple of rules and I don't want to lose them while I reinstall some custom ROM.

  • possible duplicate of How to backup an Android device? May 19, 2011 at 15:22
  • The first answer to that question mentions Titanium Backup, which (if you're rooted) can be used to back up individual apps. I'll add an answer for non-root. May 19, 2011 at 15:24
  • I don't think this is a duplicate. While backing up the whole device would, in effect do what Hubidubi wants, exporting the settings from the app could be used for more than just backup.
    – ale
    May 19, 2011 at 18:33

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Quoting from the Locale's feedback forum regarding the Backup/Restore functionality:

Locale has automatic backup and restore using Android 2.2's cloud-based backup mechanism. There are no configuration options within Locale--it just works!

To use this feature, simply make sure that backup/restore is enabled by going to the Android Settings -> Privacy and verifying that the checkboxes for Backup and Restore are both checked. Whenever Locale is uninstalled and reinstalled, the device is factory reset, or you upgrade to a new device, the situations will be automatically restored as long as Android is set up with the same Google account.

Locale's backup and restore is designed to work correctly across different devices with different hardware and software capabilities. For example, let's say a backup was made on a device with Wi-Fi and restored to a device without Wi-Fi. Locale will properly handle that transition.

Automatic backup and restore requires Android 2.2 or later, as well as a handset supporting Google's backup manager. If there are no options for Backup and Restore under Android Settings -> Privacy, then the device does not support backup and restore.

Since backups are tried to a Google account, be sure to always use the same Google account when setting up your Android devices.

In addition, there is a beta manual backup/restore feature to create a manual backup to the SD card. This feature is disabled by default, and must be manually enabled. After backups are enabled, a new Backup menu item will appear under the menu of the Locale home screen. From that menu item, you can create a backup to the phone's SD card. When Locale is re-installed, it will automatically detect any existing backups and ask whether you'd like to restore them. Because manual backups are a beta feature, we are unable to offer any support. To enable manual backups, please follow these instructions:

  1. Allow installing apps outside of the Android Market
    a. Go to the Android Settings
    b. Tap on Applications
    c. Tap on Unknown sources

  2. Install Backup Enabler
    a. Open the web browser on your phone
    b. Go to this address: www.twofortyfouram.com/backup.apk
    c. Once the download completes, tap on the download
    d. Follow the instructions to install

  3. Perform backup
    a. Open Locale
    b. Choose Menu -> Backup


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