Support Froyo 2.2, Settings > Privacy > Backup option, GONE

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  1. d.chatten

    d.chatten Well-Known Member
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    I posted this in the 2.2 thread but it seems to have been overlooked so i will ask here instead.

    The option to allow the phone to backup automatically to SD card in Settings > Privacy have gone, does anyone know where the setting is now or even if a backup option is even available in froyo 2.2, because i can't find it anywhere even after a factory reset.

    Thanks!
     

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  2. naths

    naths Well-Known Member
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    same here???....odd?
     
  3. carcotix

    carcotix New Member
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    so..how restore a back-up?
     
  4. Mushhushshu

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    Doesnt it backup settings to the cloud now? Think it mentions this if you run the setup program.
     
  5. d.chatten

    d.chatten Well-Known Member
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    Even after a factory reset you no longer get the option to enable backup during the initial setup.
     
  6. haris9

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    same here back up restore option gone. thats not good:mad:
     
  7. d.chatten

    d.chatten Well-Known Member
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    Not that i can see, i have performed another factory reset and gone through the setup app and there is no info about the cloud or backup/restore.
     
  8. Mushhushshu

    Mushhushshu Well-Known Member
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  9. haris9

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    there is no option of privacy for me in setting. may be u have nexus one
     
  10. d.chatten

    d.chatten Well-Known Member
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    Same here, privacy is not an option for me either.
     
  11. Mushhushshu

    Mushhushshu Well-Known Member
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    Nah I have the desire but Im using MCR rom which explains why I have it and you dont. Odd that the stock rom wouldnt have this anywhere though. Is it in accounts and sync or something like that?
     
  12. d.chatten

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    It's nowhere to be found, the option simply isn't there, unless a backup operation has to take place automatically before the option becomes available.
     
  13. anoniemouse

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    Looks like its only the custom roms that still have the setting
     
  14. rasobey

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    Did anyone except me notice a progress bar running after the update occurred, and seemed to be counting up in the background while the initial setup/tutorial ran? That could be the new online backup service.. if not I have no idea what it was doing :)
     
  15. gie62001

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    huh seriously there is no more back up option in Froyo (sad)
     
  16. d.chatten

    d.chatten Well-Known Member
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    I think that was just restoring all apps and settings that were present before the update.
     
  17. stuball89

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    Slightly crude work around;
    Make sure your settings are searchable (menu>settings>search..) then hit the search button and key In privacy.
    It'll probably be hidden at the very end of the list.
    Was there a restore option before? Cause its gone now. But presumably when you reset to factory defaults now it'll automatically restore??
     
  18. d.chatten

    d.chatten Well-Known Member
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    Thanks ever so much, no there was no restore or auto restore option there before, i must admit, it's rediculess having to do a search for an option that should be available in settings by default.

    Is there any way to add a shortcut to the home screen for this?

    Thanks again!
     
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  19. dotmike

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    Enabled the setting with the work around - doing a factory reset would just disable it again and not restore anything.

    Is it possible to restore old settings/data from the existing backup?
     
  20. shug176

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    anyone worked out how to do a backup yet ????
     
  21. dodgerthedog

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    Suffering the same problem having flashed from 2.1.:mad:

    Have done the settings search for Backup but no option to backup from SD card where the backup in 2.1 stored the backup data:eek:

    Lost all contacts, will be re-syncing phone later to try and recover which is maddening!
     
  22. idea

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    Just in case someone can't find it, Factory Data Reset has been relocated to Settings>SD & Phone Storage since it used to be under Settings>Privacy which is gone now.
     
  23. Banzibarn

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    I read in another thread that this feature, despite being accessible via the search function no longer does anything. I think someone phoned HTC and that's what they were told.

    Whether it's true or not, I don't know.
     
  24. sookster54

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    During initial setup when you go through login gmail it shows you to backup settings after you login, not sure if that's the same thing.
     
  25. williamj1

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    when you start up the phone initially from factory reset, it talks about backup and says it automatically backs up contacts, messages, network settings etc to the sd card.
     
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