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SeedVault

[SeedVault]

SeedVault is an independent open-source data backup and restore application for Android and derived mobile operating systems. By storing Android users' data in a place the user chooses, and by using client-side encryption to protect backed-up data, SeedVault offers users maximum data privacy and resilience with minimal hassle. SeedVault uses Android's Storage Access Framework (SAF) to read and write encrypted app data. This allows it to backup and restore application data on a wide range of platforms and even USB flash drives. The first part of this project is to improve the current implementation and optimize it to work with widely used self-hosted storage solutions like Nextcloud. The second part of this project is to allow SeedVault to also back up data beyond the installed apps and their data, including the user's photos, videos and music as well as their call logs and SMS.

Run by The Calyx Institute

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This project was funded through the NGI0 PET Fund, a fund established by NLnet with financial support from the European Commission's Next Generation Internet programme, under the aegis of DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology under grant agreement No 825310. Applications are still open, you can apply today.