I’ve been using Kontalk for a long time and tried 4.0 beta (because I needed group chats) with my family until it went public.
I also have been using Replicant for a long time and this weekend updated my phone from Replicant 4.2 to 6.0. Because I had the phone encrypted I found problems updating and I had to perform a full factory reset. As I exported and backed up my Kontalk personal key some time ago I had no problem reinstalling and keep chatting with my family and friends.
My problem came when I had no conversations stored in my phone (don’t know how to backup/restore them), specially the group I’m administrator for.
Tried recreating the group with the same name, but some people could not see others. Another problem my sister told me was that she had two groups with the same name. Because of that I removed everyone from the new group (and finally me) and deleted group conversations, but I don’t know if the new group (with zero users) has been deleted.
Is there any way I can look up for the old group and reconnect it and keep using/administrating it?
I guess I can create a new group with the same users but a different name and ask users to leave the old group, that would remain with me as the only user. What happens with groups with one users and/or no activity?
What would be the next steps recommended to regroup with my family in Kontalk?
Thanks in advance and congratulations for the great work!!