A very simple backup program for android
Latest commit 4a8bc09 Aug 24, 2013 @handschuh Release 0.5.2.


Slight backup android program

Copyright (c) 2011-2013 Stefan Handschuh

The file "LICENSE" contains the license information for the program.

This small program allows you to backup and restore specific data of your
android device:
 * SMS (only if the standard application is used)
 * Call-logs (no voicemails)
 * Settings (experimental)
 * Bookmarks (only stock browser; no folders are supported)
 * Playlists
 * User dictionaries
 * Contacts (experimental, see below)

The backups are stored unencrypted in an editable location (standard: sdcard).

Contacts import/ export

The contacts import and export is performed via the android internal vcs

For exporting contacts, Slight backup just tells the underlying android api to
create the vcs text for each contact. Afterwards the individual strings are
getting bundled into a single xml file.

Importing contacts is slightly more complicated. In a first phase, the program
gathers information about the currently available contacts in order to avoid
duplicates. Then the vcs strings of the detected to be non-existent contacts are
put together into one single vcs file which will be sent to the android api for

Since the vcs texts do not contain information about the "starred" property of a
certain contact, this property will *not* be restored during the import.