I'm planning to do a 'factory-rest' to my Galaxy Note N700 due to slowness in performance after upgrading to Jellybean. Therefore, I'm looking for an app to
save/backup my current apps arrangement by saving:
- Home screen layout
- Apps layout
I'm just looking to backup their position (arrangement -> widgets, shortcuts) not the apps.
I have over 80 apps installed on my device and I have arranged them in a certain way by their type, functionality etc. Some goes into certain folders and others just lay on certain pages. Loosing that arrangement and having to do it again every time I reset my phone is a tedious task.
For example, In my home screen I have three pages, each page got 5 apps. In my applications, I have 5 pages, one of them has 8 folders and in each I have grouped several apps. After I reset my phone and restore back my apps, I want them to go back to their original position (same page and same folder as they existed in). I'm not looking to a tool to backup my apps, rather to backup their location (the shortcut location).
However, if such tool could do more (backup settings, apps data etc), then I wouldn't mind.
n.b:I assume the phone apps order is stored some where in the system, maybe an xml file or something. If the same result can be done by backing up manually some of the system files, then, please enlighten me.
I've found in this page that My Backup Root got the ability to save my home screen layout, I gave it a try and it restored all of my apps shortcuts the way it was before, but this is only for my home screen, I need to the same thing to be done for my other 80 apps in apps page.