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I have received a lot of emails & comments about adding an option to have Automatic/Scheduled Backups and I want to do that but I am in a dilemma about it. Right now the app displays an advertisement when its opened I get some cents from it every time someone clicks on those. When I add the functionality to add Scheduled Backups there won’t be a need to open the app often as its supposed to take the backups without the user needing to do anything.
I have the option of making a paid app which does not have ads and has the scheduled backups but Google has not enabled paid Apps for developers in Australia so I cannot upload the paid app in the Android Market. The other option I have is to publish the paid app on an alternate market like SlideMe.org but I do not know if users will actually be willing to buy apps from there.

So, I would like to know what your thoughts on:

  • Would you be willing to pay for a paid SMS Backup & Restore app which is ad-free and has Scheduled Backups?
  • If yes, how much would you be willing to pay for it?
  • Would you be willing to buy the paid app from an alternate market like SlideMe.org?
  • Any other way you can suggest where I can get some monetary rewards to keep developing the app and other apps?

Please add your comments on this below or email me at: android at riteshsahu dot com.

Update: I’ve decided to add the scheduled backup option in the app and to keep the apps free for now, with a button to donate on each of the apps. There is a reminder to donate when using scheduled backups.

UPDATE: This issue was fixed in CyanogenMod 4.2.6.

When I moved to CyanogenMod from Amon_RA’s 1.6.2 Donut, I realized that the volume keys on the phone don’t work when the screen was locked and also my USB Headset remote keys didn’t work at all. Finally today I pushed /system/usr/keylayout/sapphire-keypad.kl from RA-IONv1.6.2H and my volume keys started working while the screen was locked. Then I pushed /system/usr/keylayout/h2w_headset.kl from hofo303 and my USB Headset remote works as well now. Happy Days!! (I have an HTC Magic 32A)

There’s an updated patch file at XDA for this now (Only for 32A Magics, do NOT apply on 32B).

You dont necessarily need to use recovery to update these files. Just download the zip and extract the files to your computer (This should work 32B as well, but I haven’t tested it myself). Then use adb from a command prompt to push the files to the phone:

adb remountadb push h2w_headset.kl /system/usr/keylayout/adb push sapphire-keypad.kl /system/usr/keylayout/