1. phoenixone's Avatar
    I want to do a hard reset (battery has been a bit crappy and phone is a bit sluggish). I have My Backup Pro and I want to use it to back everything up...settings, home screen, sms, app icon positions etc. There are 2 choices, backup to SD card and online. We obviously don't have an SD card on our phones and I don't want to use their online backup. My questions is, can I back it up on the phone's hard drive, transfer the saved file to my PC, and after the reset, transfer the file back onto my phone so My Backup Pro can restore all my settings and apps?

    Thanks!
    01-31-2014 02:16 PM
  2. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    I want to do a hard reset (battery has been a bit crappy and phone is a bit sluggish). I have My Backup Pro and I want to use it to back everything up...settings, home screen, sms, app icon positions etc. There are 2 choices, backup to SD card and online. We obviously don't have an SD card on our phones and I don't want to use their online backup. My questions is, can I back it up on the phone's hard drive, transfer the saved file to my PC, and after the reset, transfer the file back onto my phone so My Backup Pro can restore all my settings and apps?

    Thanks!
    What kind of phone do you have?

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    01-31-2014 02:18 PM
  3. phoenixone's Avatar
    Droid DNA.
    01-31-2014 02:25 PM
  4. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    That should work. To be safe, I would sync all your contacts with Google, and pull any file you need to your PC.

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    01-31-2014 04:41 PM
  5. phoenixone's Avatar
    That should work. To be safe, I would sync all your contacts with Google, and pull any file you need to your PC.
    Thanks. It worked. But my backup pro didn't didn't retain my home screen settings or my app shortcut settings like it said it would. Nice when an app doesn't perform as advertised huh. *sigh*.
    01-31-2014 07:52 PM
  6. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Thanks. It worked. But my backup pro didn't didn't retain my home screen settings or my app shortcut settings like it said it would. Nice when an app doesn't perform as advertised huh. *sigh*.
    OK. A third party launcher like Nova can save those types of settings.

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    01-31-2014 08:20 PM
  7. phoenixone's Avatar
    OK. A third party launcher like Nova can save those types of settings
    Do I have to be rooted to use Nova? I'm not rooted.
    01-31-2014 08:27 PM
  8. Shawn_S's Avatar
    Do I have to be rooted to use Nova? I'm not rooted.
    No. Root is not necessary.

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    01-31-2014 09:10 PM
  9. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Do I have to be rooted to use Nova? I'm not rooted.
    Rooting isn't needed. Its a quick and easy way to further customize your device.

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    01-31-2014 10:28 PM
  10. Luca Gentile's Avatar
    Same problem :

    MyBackup "home shortcut: failed: provider not supported. " galaxy 5
    Hallo,

    I am installing the backup from a galaxy s4 to aaBn s5.

    I did the cloud backup.

    I got the error "home shortcut: failed: provider not supported. "

    When I try to import the home screen to the phone, all the rest worked.

    Now the problem is that the home shortcuts are vital for me, they are many and I really want them back.

    Could anyone help me?
    I was searching in the faq of MyBackup but I didn't find answers.


    How to use Nova?
    Can I use it if I. Didn't install it in the old phone? (cause it is already hard resetted).

    Thaks a lot, this is a great community!
    09-20-2014 09:10 PM

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