Android Backup - Release History

  • 2.4.1.171 (08 February 2011)

    New Features

    • Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) support.

    Issues Fixed

    • Occasional Alarm restore problem on Froyo devices.
    • Backup to SD Card failed when device storage is full.
    • UI update for online backup fail.
    • Occasional restore fail problem casued by MMS.
    • Remote Backup trigged by Terminator fail to online locations.
    • General bug fixes and enhancements.

    Known Issues

    • None.
  • 2.3.1.168 (25 January 2011)

    New Features

    • None.

    Issues Fixed

    • Samsung Galaxy Tab Calendar Restore Error
    • Occasional MMS Restore Fail on Motorola Milestone 2
    • Occasional File Creation Error When Replacing Existing Files
    • General bug fixes and enhancements

    Known Issues

    • None.
  • 2.3.0.165 (19 January 2011)

    New Features

    • Added upload progress to the notifications
    • Timezone support added

    Issues Fixed

    • Issue when restoring wallpapers on some phones
    • Cancelling a schedule occassionally does not work
    • Issue when restoring wallpapers on some phones
    • Authentication error on schedule backup to Dropbox
    • Application would force close when relaunched after a scheduled backup by a long press on the home key
    • If a backup fails due to file size exceeding the Android 2GB limit then a correct fail message is shown
    • Schedule uploads to Dropbox can lock up
    • System setting backup occassionaly fails on HTC devices
    • SD card not recognised on Smasung Galaxy Devices
    • Notification icon and text color selected for each device
    • Contacts restore method improved
    • Box.net and Dropbox files become stuck in the upload state
    • Dialog layouts improved in landscape orientation
    • Delete key does not work on encryption password field
    • Schedule backup date format incorrect in Chinese
    • Alarms not restoring correctly on HTC WildFire
    • Alarm migration to LG devices not working
    • Backup file created when removing the SD card during a backup
    • Music restore fails on LG-C710h device
    • Purging of files to Box.net fails
    • Error when backing up MMS on some devices
    • Purging of files to Dropbox fails
    • Droid ringtone restore updated
    • Calendar event restore fail on some devices
    • LG SMS restore support updated
    • General bug fixes and enhancements

    Known Issues

    • None.
  • 2.2.3.157 (29 June 2010)

    New Features

    • None.
    • Box.net account creation tweaked for a better experience

    Issues Fixed

    • Contacts restore improved on 2.2
    • Schedule backup time picker now follows phone 12/24 hour setting
    • If the storage card is full when backuping up online, a network conneciton error is shown
    • Crash is incorrect password entered opn restore
    • Occassional hang when trying to connect to Box.net
    • Dropbox file sometime do not show with cloud icon on file list
    • Error on restore due to unknown URL
    • Category title for MMS corrected
    • MMS backup error when certain images are attached
    • Droid MMS restore error
    • Improvement in way system images are restored
    • Calendar attendee restore fix
    • Contacts restore issue around contacts with specific contact data
    • Very occasionaly freeze when selecting backup button on home screen
    • SD card icon on file list disappears if file name is too long
    • Spcing on file file scrollbar improved
    • General bug fixes and enhancements

    Known Issues

    • None.
  • 2.2.2.149 (29 June 2010)

    New Features

    • Remotely trigger a backup to your Box.net or Dropbox account using Sprite Terminator. If your phone is lost or stolen, send a secure message to Sprite Terminator and it will remotely backup your phone and SD card to Box.net or Dropbox. Sprite Terminator is free while in beta. Search the Android Market for 'Sprite Terminator'.
    • Box.net account creation tweaked for a better experience

    Issues Fixed

    • Listing of Dropbox file contents fails when reading a Dropbox file that is not cached.
    • General bug fixes and enhancements.

    Known Issues

    • None.
  • 2.2.1.146 (11 June 2010)

    New Features

    • Create your free Box.net account inside the application.

    Issues Fixed

    • Listing of Dropbox file contents fails when reading a Dropbox file that is not cached.
    • Astro showing IO Exception during general operation.
    • Replacing a Dropbox file sometimes isn’t allowed.
    • General bug fixes and enhancements.

    Known Issues

    • None.
  • 2.2.0.139 (26 May 2010)

    New Features

    • None.

    Issues Fixed

    • Dropbox file may show as unreadable when trying to restore.

    Known Issues

    • None.
  • 2.2.0.138 (25 May 2010)

    New Features

    • Fully compatible with Android 2.2.

    Issues Fixed

    • General bug fixes and enhancements.

    Known Issues

    • None.
  • 2.1.0.136 (24 May 2010)

    New Features

    • We've been working with our new friends at Dropbox to allow you to store your backup files on their servers. Dropbox is really clever. If you have their client installed on your Windows, Mac or Linux PC then within a few seconds of your backup completing, the file is not only safely uploaded to the Dropbox servers, but is also copied onto your PC. Even better still, is that Dropbox offer 2GB of online storage for FREE! That's 2GB of space to store your photos, video, music and all the other stuff you keep on your phone. If you need more, simply upgrade your Dropbox account to whatever you need. Head on over to www.dropbox.com to get started.
    • The online upload system has also been updated, making uploading your files even more reliable.

    Issues Fixed

    • Changed restore flow, to be more intuitive.
    • General bug fixes and enhancements.

    Known Issues

    • None.
  • 2.0.8.129 (12 May 2010)

    New Features

    • None.

    Issues Fixed

    • General bug fixes and enhancements.

    Known Issues

    • None.
  • 2.0.7.127 (5 May 2010)

    New Features

    • None.

    Issues Fixed

    • Scheduled backup may now run in some cases.
    • Manual backup may fail after a scheduled backup has occured.

    Known Issues

    • None.
  • 2.0.6.125 (30 April 2010)

    New Features

    • None.

    Issues Fixed

    • Application crashes on HTC 2.1 devices (Hero, Eris, Desire).

    Known Issues

    • None.
  • 2.0.5.120 (13 April 2010)

    Areas of Change

    • Our first major overhaul of Android Backup and it's a big one. It's taken a couple of months, but we've designed a completely new interface making Backup even easier to use. We've also partnered up with Box.net to give you 1GB of FREE online storage for your backup files. For more details of what has changed see the list below.

    New Features

    • Online backup. Signup with Box.net for 1GB of FREE online storage. Should you need more, they can provide you with whatever you need. Check it out atwww.box.net.
    • New user interface. Adding online backup was a big change to we designed a new experience around it. Creating new backups and managing your existing ones is now even easier.
    • Even better support for 2.0+, so all you Droid and Nexus One users can get perfect restores every time.
    • Over 50+ languages supported. Whether you speak German or Swahili we're localized for you.

    Known Issues

    • We've cleared the slate of all exsiting issues. If you find any new ones let us know at helpdesk@spritesoftware.com
  • 1.4.2.104 (8 January 2010)

    Areas of Change

    • Update Notifications - Android isn't very good at telling you if we have an update, so we've put in our own system. The good news is it doesn't matter where you bought your copy of backup, the notification system will still work. It will check for an update every seven days. We plan on having another update next week (we're very excited about that one) so you should see the notification system in action then.

    Issues Fixed

    • Flashing icon during scheduled backup does not disappear when the backup is finished.
    • General bug fixes and enhancements.

    Known Issues

    • Restoring MMS data to the Droid from a non-Droid phone does not work.
    • You will need to reboot your device for restored Hero scenes to become visible if...
      • you restored 'System Settings' after performing a hard reset
      • you restored 'System Settings' with a different number of custom Scenes
  • 1.4.1.101 (24 December 2009)

    Overview

    • Just in time for the holiday season, here's another update. We've spent some time cleaning up the code, ready for some exciting features in the new year. Have a fantastic holiday season and thanks for choosing Sprite!

    Areas of Change

    • French language support for Scheduled backups
    • Spanish language support for Scheduled backups
    • Korean language support for Scheduled backups
    • Simplified Chinese language support for Scheduled backups
    • Traditional Chinese language support for Scheduled backups
    • Improved calendar support.
    • Improved contact group membership support.

    Issues Fixed

    • In certain circumstances a scheduled backup would fail to start.
    • Scheduled backup status bar notification no longer remains in the status bar after a backup.
    • Scheduled backup logs would not show the backup file size.
    • General bug fixes and enhancements.

    Known Issues

    • Restoring MMS data to the Droid from a non-Droid phone does not work.
    • You will need to reboot your device for restored Hero scenes to become visible if...
      • you restored 'System Settings' after performing a hard reset
      • you restored 'System Settings' with a different number of custom Scenes
  • 1.4.0.99 (11 December 2009)

    Overview

    • Scheduled Backup! - This has been our most requested feature to date, so here it is. Schedule a backup to occur silently in the background, either daily, weekly or monthly at a time of your choosing. We've designed it to be as straight forward as possible, but for the full details on how to use it check out our User Guide.

    Areas of Change

    • Scheduled Backups. Note scheduled backups are only available in English right now. We're getting the translations done over the next few days, and will put out an update when they're done. Don't forget, if you want to help translate backup into your language, let us know.
    • We've increased the characters you can use in your filename to 'a-z A-Z 0-9 - _ [space]'.
    • As more people are using encryption, we've reorganized of the Setting list, to bring encryption closer to the top.
    • A new background! We thought scheduling called for a celebration, so we've put in a new background.

    Issues Fixed

    • Occasional SMS restore fail.
    • When restoring an encrypted file a screen refresh was needed to display the file contents.
    • Restore file list would sometimes show a file out of chronological order.
    • General bug fixes and enhancements.

    Known Issues

    • Restoring MMS data to the Droid from a non-Droid phone does not work. We're working on it and will have a fix out soon.
    • You will need to reboot your device for restored Hero scenes to become visible if...
      • you restored 'System Settings' after performing a hard reset
      • you restored 'System Settings' with a different number of custom Scenes
  • 1.3.1.85 (19 November 2009)

    Overview

    • Backup and Restore have now been fully tested and verfied to work on the Motorola Droid. Android 2.0 changed a lot of stuff at the backend so we've had to go through and retest the whole application. Getting a Droid to New Zealand was our biggest challenge (we have the only one in the country!) but once we had it things were plain sailing.

    Areas of Change

    • Added phone make, model and Android version to log files that are emailed in.

    Issues Fixed

    • Occassional issue of SMS/MMS messages restoring in an incorrect order.
    • Occasional issue affecting contacts, causing the restore to fail.
    • General bug fixes and enhancements.

    Known Issues

    • Restoring MMS data to the Droid from another device does not work. We're working on it and will have a fix out soon.
    • You will need to reboot your device for restored Hero scenes to become visible if...
      • you restored 'System Settings' after performing a hard reset
      • you restored 'System Settings' with a different number of custom Scenes
  • 1.3.0.77 (23 October 2009)

    Areas of Change

    • None
    • Issues Fixed

      • Restore produces duplicate fields in HTC Contact Card.
      • Occasional issue restoring SMS messages to G1.
      • General bug fixes and enhancements.

      Known Issues

      • You will need to reboot your device for restored Hero scenes to become visible if...
        • you restored 'System Settings' after performing a hard reset
        • you restored 'System Settings' with a different number of custom Scenes
  • 1.3.0.75 (21 October 2009)

    Areas of Change

    • Calendar - Synced or un-synced, we can back them up and then bring them all back safely onto your phone
    • French Language Support - We now ship in French. A big thanks to MartinB (www.monandroid.fr) for his help.
    • HTC Voice Recorder - If you use the Voice Recorder on your Hero, we now backup your recordings as part of 'Music'.

    Issues Fixed

    • Pressing the back button on the loading screen would cause a force close.
    • Occasional issue restoring SMS on Hero would place a SIM symbol next to received messages. Thanks to MartinG in helping us track that one down.
    • General bug fixes and enhancements.

    Known Issues

    • You will need to reboot your device for restored Hero scenes to become visible if...
      • you restored 'System Settings' after performing a hard reset
      • you restored 'System Settings' with a different number of custom Scenes
  • 1.2.0.74 (16 October 2009)

    Areas of Change

    • None.

    Issues Fixed

    • IM Avatar not restoring correctly.
    • If your backup fails, then backup seems to be saying your device has run out of space when it hasn't. We've put more code in to try and make it only show that message when should.
    • Fixed a small bug when restoring the home screen on a non-Hero device.

    Known Issues

    • You will need to reboot your device for restored Hero scenes to become visible if...
      • you restored 'System Settings' after performing a hard reset
      • you restored 'System Settings' with a different number of custom Scenes
  • 1.2.0.73 (16 October 2009)

    Areas of Change

    • None.

    Issues Fixed

    • Backup would fail when backing up an HTC contact cards containing an image.

    Known Issues

    • You will need to reboot your device for restored Hero scenes to become visible if...
      • you restored 'System Settings' after performing a hard reset
      • you restored 'System Settings' with a different number of custom Scenes
  • 1.2.0.71 (15 October 2009)

    Areas of Change

    • Full support for Contacts - Another first for Sprite, no other Android backup product supports Google sync when working with your contacts. We now backup and restore only the contacts that aren't synced anywhere. There isn't much point in backing up stuff if Google or HTC Sync already does it for you is there? Are half your contacts synced and the other half not? No problem, you'll get back what you need.
    • HTC Hero Scene Support - You spend a lot of time customizing your home screens, so we now back them up too, even down to the Stock widget settings. Everything will be captured if you select 'System Settings'
    • HTC Hero Application Settings - If you're using HTC's Twitter, Plurks and Footprints apps we now capture those settings (and your Footprint data) as part of 'Application Settings'.
    • Instant Messenger Settings - For those IM users, 'Application Settings' now captures all your account details.
    • APN Settings - Have you rooted your phone? Do you live on the bleeding edge of Android development? If so, entering APN settings can be a real chore. 'System Settings' now captures and restores APN settings.
    • Multiple screen resolutions - There are a load of new Android devices coming out in the next few months (even some Netbooks!) and for the first time Android will be appearing on different screen sizes to ones you've seen so far. To get ready we've updated backup so it will work perfectly, no matter what size of screen you have.
    • Contacts Updated - HTC have a different way of dealing with some contact fields, so we've updated to stay compatible with them.

    Issues Fixed

    • General bug fixes and enhancements.

    Known Issues

    • You will need to reboot your device for restored Hero scenes to become visible if...
      • you restored 'System Settings' after performing a hard reset
      • you restored 'System Settings' with a different number of custom Scenes
  • 1.1.0.65 (16 September 2009)

    Areas of Change

    • Encryption! Sprite Backup is the only product on the market that can encrypt your backup.

      You can now use AES-128 encryption (the US government encryption standard) to add extra protection to your data. Use the Settings menu to turn it on.

      Using encryption will increase your backup/restore times slightly, but it's a small price to pay for the extra security.

      Be warned, remember to keep your password safe, as we cannot recover it.

    • Smaller files - We've managed to reduce the size of your backup files by up to 70%, freeing up more valuable space on your phone
    • German Language Support

    Issues Fixed from Previous Releases

    • Some users were experiencing problems booting backup when a large number of third party apps were installed. This has now been fixed. Big thanks to Tony for his help.
    • Fixed a bug when restoring photos to Hero would fail.
    • When restoring media files, the progress bar now gives greater feedback to indicate your progress.
    • General bug fixes and enhancements.

    Known Issues

    • Contacts that sync with Google will no longer sync after a restore.
  • 1.0.1.60 (4 September 2009)

    Areas of Change

    • Added Sprite licensing system to allow us to sell outside the Android Market.

    Issues Fixed from Previous Releases

    • None

    Known Issues

    • Contacts that sync with Google will no longer sync after a restore.
    • Changes made to backup/restore options during an operation will be actioned.
    • Changing screen resolution when loading data categories causes loading dialog to remain on the screen. Changing the orientation again dismisses it.
  • 1.0.0.51 (20 August 2009)

    Areas of Change

    • Added 'Application Settings' to backup/restore third party application settings. See ourFAQ for more details.
    • Japanese language support added.

    Issues Fixed from Previous Releases

    • Backup stability fix.
    • General bug fixes.
    • If restoring a data category and there are no items to restore, the progress interface will not update for that category.

    Known Issues

    • Contacts that sync with Google will no longer sync after a restore.
    • Changes made to backup/restore options during an operation will be actioned.
    • Changing screen resolution when loading data categories causes loading dialog to remain on the screen. Changing the orientation again dismisses it.
  • 0.8.0.40 (10 August 2009)

    Areas of Change

    • Application startup time reduced and progress given.
    • If a backup fails due to running out of disk space this reason is displayed rather than only showing in the logs.

    Issues Fixed from Previous Releases

    • Null Pointer Exception causing some backups to fail.
    • General bug fixes.

    Known Issues

    • Contacts that sync with Google will no longer sync after a restore.
    • If restoring a data category and there are no items to restore, the progress interface will not update for that category.
    • Changes made to backup/restore options during an operation will be actioned.
    • Changing screen resolution when loading data categories causes loading dialog to remain on the screen. Changing the orientation again dismisses it.
  • 0.8.0.39 (3 August 2009)

    Areas of Change

    • Completely rewritten backup/restore engine.
    • Greatly improved reliability throughout the application.
    • All data categories now backed up in greater detail.
    • Multi language support including English, Spanish, Chinese(simplified), Chinese(traditional), Korean.
    • Full support for back and restore of MMS.
    • System Settings now backup and restore wallpaper selection and home screen icon/widget settings.
    • System Settings now backup and restore alarms (HTC Magic and greater only).
    • When selecting a file to restore, the date and size of the backups are displayed.
    • Rewritten logging engine, now gives more detailed report of operations.

    Issues Fixed from Previous Releases

    • If the application runs out of space during a backup the process stops with the normal completion screen and logs the problem.
    • General bug fixes.

    Known Issues

    • Contacts that sync with Google will no longer sync after a restore.
    • If restoring a data category and there are no items to restore, the progress interface will not update for that category.
    • Changes made to backup/restore options during an operation will be actioned.
    • Changing screen resolution when loading data categories causes loading dialog to remain on the screen. Changing the orientation again dismisses it.
  • 0.1.0.29 (10 July 2009)

    Areas of Change

    • Application size reduced by 40%
    • Log system rewritten to give better indication of build success
    • When emailing a log file to support a message describing the problem is now compulsory
    • Home screen now works across multiple screen resolutions
    • General stability fixes

    Issues Fixed from Previous Releases

    • Line breaks in contacts now supported
    • Power state does not now stop a backup/restore. Phone will sleep when operation completes
    • General bug fixes

    Known Issues

    • Application restore not supported
    • MMS restore not supported
    • If storage card runs out of space during backup, the backup cancels
  • 0.1.0.26 (7 July 2009)

    Areas of Change

    • None

    Issues Fixed from Previous Releases

    •  None

    Known Issues

    • Application restore not supported
    • MMS restore not supported
    • If storage card runs out of space during backup, the backup cancels
    • Changing the screen orientation during a backup/restore cancels the operation

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