APN Backup & Restore

APN Backup & Restore


A simple App to backup and restore APNs (Settings to connect to the internet with the mobile connection). The backup is stored in the /sdcard/APNBackupRestore folder.

Android 4.4 / KitKat: The app has to be moved to the /system/priv-app folder for it to be able to acquire the correct permissions.

NOTE: Starting with Android 4.0/ICS, 3rd Party apps don't have access to write APN settings, hence this app no longer works for restoring APN backups as a normal app. You can convert it to a System app using Titanium Backup on a rooted phone and use.

Instructions:
- Open Titanium Backup
- Go to backup/restore tab
- Find APN Backup & Restore on the list
- Long press on the app when you find it
- Select Convert to system app
- Open APN Backup & Restore
- Click menu and disable ICS check
Thanks to Joaquín for the instructions.

Report any problems on my site or email me with details.

Recent changes:
v1.91:
- Removed the Ads and the Permissions needed for them :)
As such the app always had Ads, just the previous network didn't work properly to show them.

v1.9:
- Using a new Ad Service (Mobclix).
- Added an option to disable the check for ICS devices. This allows the app to be used as a System app on rooted devices.
- Read Phone State/Identity permission required by Mobclix to access a unique identifier that some ad networks require to track impressions..
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4.4
User ratings
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Installs
500,000+
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File size
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About APN Backup & Restore
A simple App to backup and restore APNs (Settings to connect to the internet with the mobile connection). The backup is stored in the /sdcard/APNBackupRestore folder.

Android 4.4 / KitKat: The app has to be moved to the /system/priv-app folder for it to be able to acquire the correct permissions.

NOTE: Starting with Android 4.0/ICS, 3rd Party apps don't have access to write APN settings, hence this app no longer works for restoring APN backups as a normal app. You can convert it to a System app using Titanium Backup on a rooted phone and use.

Instructions:
- Open Titanium Backup
- Go to backup/restore tab
- Find APN Backup & Restore on the list
- Long press on the app when you find it
- Select Convert to system app
- Open APN Backup & Restore
- Click menu and disable ICS check
Thanks to Joaquín for the instructions.

Report any problems on my site or email me with details.

Recent changes:
v1.91:
- Removed the Ads and the Permissions needed for them :)
As such the app always had Ads, just the previous network didn't work properly to show them.

v1.9:
- Using a new Ad Service (Mobclix).
- Added an option to disable the check for ICS devices. This allows the app to be used as a System app on rooted devices.
- Read Phone State/Identity permission required by Mobclix to access a unique identifier that some ad networks require to track impressions..

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User reviews of APN Backup & Restore
Hope it works!!! After a hole day I got my APN working,so I am crossing my finger for this appz...
Apr 21, 2011
Very useful , works well .
Jan 25, 2011
Works well!
Jan 4, 2011
Superb, helped recover my fooked htc wildfire from process com.android fault. Thanks big time for making the app.
Dec 10, 2010
Backups are made normally but it fails to restore them. Pretty worthless to me :(
Sep 4, 2010
Android Market Comments
A Google User
5 days ago
Nice It's very usefull
A Google User
Jun 29, 2014
It works If it doesn't it mean that you need the phone to be rooted and the app transferred to system for it to work.
A Google User
Jun 5, 2014
Doesn't work in 4.4.2 Converted it to a system app, but it still can't restore settings in 4.4.2
A Google User
Jun 5, 2014
What you need along with other things if you phone has no apn edit function I got a kyocera hydro elite unlocked phone off ebay to use with straight talk. When I got it I found out the hard way that the ability to edit APN names is disabled on this verizon phone. I found I could root it using Kingo Android Root, then use Titanium backup (pro) to switch this app to a system file, and then use Offline Sim APN to actually setup new information(also converted to a system file). Apparently android 4.1 and newer prevents other apps from messing with the APN but rooting and moving the apps to the system folder fixes that limitation. This utility will save the configuration currently in the phone and it will wipe the old APN which you may have to do to prevent the newly added information from being defeated by the old info. When you find a working APN setup this will save it so next time you can easily just restore your backed up APN (through this utility). When you use this be sure to shut off ICS check (I think it's off by default) or it won't work properly. You may also have to make sure USB debugging is on in the developer options. Thank you for this utility, if they would add the ability to edit APN info this would be a 1st class app that I'd pay for!
A Google User
May 28, 2014
Titanium Backup did not work, but I found a way that did The TB directions did not work for me on Note 3 4.2.2 rooted TouchWiz. But I'm using SuperSU as my root permissions. After converting to system app, I found the app was still in /system/app. So I used Root Explorer Pro to manually move it to /system/priv-app and now it's backing up my APN just fine.