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9 hours ago, daniel.schaaaf said:

My Pro1 does not pass the SafetyNet checks. Whether that is caused by XPrivacyLUA or by EdXposed itself I don't know. Thankfully I don't have anything running on my phone that requires SafetyNet 🙂 (I have to use an old version of a TAN app for my bank account though)

Probably EdXposed, if I remember correctly from what I read online.  There are workarounds that I'll look up when I get to that point.  I think Netflix may not work without safetynet.

9 hours ago, daniel.schaaaf said:

Regarding backups, I use oandbackup and AppWererabbit to backup app data. Restoring data from an older version never was a problem for any of my apps. When you switch phones or upgrade/change Android, some apps detect that they were restored when they compare e.g. the Android ID from the data backup against the new ID. These apps can be fooled with XPrivacyLUA 

I can't remember what gave me a bad feeling about oandbackup.  I might try it if swift backup doesn't work well.  Or does oandbackup not do app data?

TB used to have the option to save the old Android ID and apply it in the new phone.  They removed that option. It looks like swift backup has the option too.  So XPrivacyLua can feed apps a different Android ID?  Does it do that per app or for all apps?

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Appwhererabbit and oandbackup are two of extremely few backup apps that do backup data properly using root.

XPrivacyLUA lets you set the Android ID, serial number and other things globally or individually for each app. I had to use this feature to keep Sygic working when I messed with my Android, or when I got a new phone. The official way is to contact the app developer, but that becomes cumbersome quickly for weirdos like me who experiment with their phones a lot ... and mess things up on the way 🙂

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A while back, oandbackup had problems with symlinks. I tied out AppWhereRabbit and came to like the UI and the possibility to categorise data backups. If I hadn't bought AppWhereRabbit, I would probably just use oandbackup today.After all, oandbackup is opensource.

All in all, I think things look rather grim when it comes to "offline solutions". Google is pushing the cloud, same as Apple and Microsoft. You are not supposed to have local backups, local contacts storage, local e-mail, or even use something as devilish as an SD-card! 😉

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10 hours ago, daniel.schaaaf said:

A while back, oandbackup had problems with symlinks. I tied out AppWhereRabbit and came to like the UI and the possibility to categorise data backups. If I hadn't bought AppWhereRabbit, I would probably just use oandbackup today.After all, oandbackup is opensource.

I read up on AppWereRabbit.  Seems like the UI can be confusing, but that it is powerful.  I will probably try it out.  I appreciate the pointer.  Did I read that oandbackup isn't being updated anymore?

10 hours ago, daniel.schaaaf said:

All in all, I think things look rather grim when it comes to "offline solutions". Google is pushing the cloud, same as Apple and Microsoft. You are not supposed to have local backups, local contacts storage, local e-mail, or even use something as devilish as an SD-card! 😉

I know, and I really don't like them doing this.  It better not get to the point where they remove the code for SD access or make a change that breaks it.

One thing I like about Swift Backup, but haven't tested yet, is the ability to backup to a Webdav server.  This is meant to be in the cloud, but it should be possible to run your own, and put backups on a LAN PC.

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On 2/20/2020 at 7:54 PM, david said:

I read up on AppWereRabbit.  Seems like the UI can be confusing, but that it is powerful.  I will probably try it out.  I appreciate the pointer.  Did I read that oandbackup isn't being updated anymore?

Yes, AppWereRabbit can be confusing and it is still in development. E.g. the author wants to implement batch data recovery, which is missing so far.

Looking at the list of issues with oandbackup on GitHub, you can see for yourself whether oandbackup would work for you or not. The author is still active and does release new versions every now and then. The last update made oandbackup ready for Android Pie.

 

IF you are a messy like me, and have 500+ apps installed, any backup solution will fail for at least one app 😉

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