Seedvault Integration?

Hello. I am a new user on a Teracube 2e. I like the OS so far. I am wondering if there is somewhere I can view upcoming plans for the OS? Specifically I am wondering about Seedvault integration in the future. Is this in a list for future releases?

Hi and thank you for your input,
We published a 2021 roadmap last January here:
The roadmap is pretty much the same, we are currently working on new iodé blocker features.
Regarding Seedvault, we actually integrated it a few months ago but decided to withdraw it as it wasn’t mature enough in our opinion. We will take a look at it again later this year


Well, a lot has happened in the last few months at Calyx, the development team at SeedVault. The results are impressive on Google Pixel Devices and Xiaomi Mi A2.

And the fact that an extremely idiosyncratic and restrictive contemporary like Daniel Micay, the main developer of GrapheneOS, and the equally idiosyncratic and ingenious sole developer of DivestOS, Mr. SkewedZeppelin, have integrated SeedVault as a system backup in their CustomROMs is an extremely strong indication to me that the Google Drive independent open source backup system SeedVault is reaching a notable market maturity.


I am very much looking forward to Seedvault integration as well. In fact it was one of the features I was most looking forward to in LineageOS 18.1. :slight_smile:

Yes well we will take a look at it in again September

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The next Custom ROM distribution isr reday for SeedVault.

For months, SeedVault has been integrated into the /e/ ROMs, but hidden in the normal settings UI. Official availability is now imminent.

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Seedvault has been integrated into latest iodé release, available as OTA.


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Could you perhaps allow to backup apps that have opted out of backups? I cannot backup about half of my apps. Maybe just display a warning when choosing to backup those apps.

Not possible

According to this it should be possible

If the apps in question are open source, I might be the best thing to open an issue with them and ask to enable seedvault integration.

Yes, but problematically

I ran into the same issue on Samsung S9 (starlte) even with version 2.6 as described in [HOWTO] use Seedvault early to understand Android backup - #37 by fab - HOWTOs - /e/ community

while it looks like “Seedvault” is available and also preferred:

$ adb shell bmgr list transports
  * com.stevesoltys.seedvault.transport.ConfigurableBackupTransport

it’s not visible via UI and the check shown in posting looks like having similar output here:

$ adb shell am start-activity com.stevesoltys.seedvault/.settings.SettingsActivity
Starting: Intent { act=android.intent.action.MAIN cat=[android.intent.category.LAUNCHER] cmp=com.stevesoltys.seedvault/.settings.SettingsActivity }

Exception occurred while executing 'start-activity':
java.lang.SecurityException: Permission Denial: starting Intent { act=android.intent.action.MAIN cat=[android.intent.category.LAUNCHER] flg=0x10000000 cmp=com.stevesoltys.seedvault/.settings.SettingsActivity } from null (pid=20794, uid=2000) requires com.stevesoltys.seedvault.OPEN_SETTINGS

reproduced on a second Samsung S9 (my test device).

According to latest iode news, a working “seedvault” is required for upgrading to iode 3.x

Any hints available turning “seedvault” really active?

Go to Settings → System → Backup. Seedvault will start.

Hmm, this is not visible. I found “Seedvault” “App info” when searching in Settings, so it’s existing and active somehow, but it’s not visible in the menues. There is no entry between “Date & Time” and “Reset Options” (even if I switch from German to English interface), where it would be expected according to screenshot shown here:

It is maybe a wording issue, as in iodé Backup == Seedvault.

Unfortunatly not, it’s simply missing for whatever reason :frowning: