Titanium Backup allows full backups of apps, their data, and even system applications. It features encryption, scheduling, cloud sync and more.

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Titanium Backup vs Android data backup

So somewhere along the line Android got a native "backup my data" option but I haven't gotten to use it. I used to use Titanium Backup and it was the main reason I rooted my phone, but I don't have ...
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Any difference between the back ups made by Titanium and Nandroid?

I have both CWM and Titanium backup pro installed and will like to make a backup of my system (Xperia Neo V). However I'm torn between the two. I have about 3.6gb space left on my 14gb SD card and ...
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Can I merge two, or more, separate Titanium backups

In this case I'm looking to restore SMS messages from Titanium. I have made a backup of all SMS. Then I started on a new ROM without restoring SMS. I then made a new backup of the current SMS. Is it ...
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Does Titanium Backup work with system using Link2SD

Titanium Backup is a root app that allows you to back up your apps and all their data. Link2SD is a root app that moves all files an app stores in internal storage to a special partition on SD card, ...
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How-to manually access my Wi-Fi Keys (from a Titanium Backup encrypted backup)?

How can I decrypt an encrypted "Titanium Backup" backup using standard (linux) tools? Example: Wi-Fi serves as a practical example, many other uses may apply to the solution I'm looking for. If I ...
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What are the differences between a system app and user app?

As I've played around with different ROMs and used Titanium Backup, I see that apps are categorized into system and user apps. Several ROM developers state that Titanium Backup should only be used ...
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Free Alternatives to “Titanium Backup Pro”

I have recently rooted my Samsung Galaxy Y phone and installed the Titanium Backup (free version). Anyhow, I am not satisfied with it as many of the features are unavailable and I am asked to get the ...
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Can I safely remove “Android keyboard” if I have installed an alternative keyboard application?

I know it's potentially a Bad Idea (tm), but hear me out. I've got an HTC Desire, and its internal storage space is severely limited (150 MB, barely), running Cyanogenmod 7.1. I'm not entirely happy ...
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Do I have to backup Titanium Backup's keys?

I just bought Titanium Backup and set up a scheduled encrypted backup of user+system apps and data, followed by Dropbox sync. Assuming I remember the passphrase, is all the data required for ...
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Titanium Backup Dropbox sync scheduling

I'm using Titanium Backup to automatically back up to my SD card. I also managed to get the "Sync to Dropbox " feature to work. How I can I automate "Sync To Dropbox"? I don't see it as an option when ...
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Why does TitaniumBackup not allow me to restore apps after upgrading to 4.3?

After upgrading to 4.3 from a previous version (in my case 4.2), TitaniumBackup might exhibit a behavior where restoring apps does not work and the process just freezes on some devices, in this case a ...
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Can I restore a Titanium backup from an Incredible to a Captivate?

I had an HTC Incredible that I backed up with Titanium Backup Pro. I just got a Samsung Galaxy Captivate and wish to restore the backup, but when I go to restore, the app doesn't find the backup on ...
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One-click full backup & dropbox sync in Titanium Backup?

Is it possible to make a full backup of everything and then it sync into dropbox (and repeat if syncing was unsuccessful) with a one click? I'd like to just launch a backup procedure and go sleeping ...
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Is there a way to back up Amazon Market via Titanium Backup without 2Gb backup file size?

I was trying to figure out what was taking to much space on my SD card, and found out the following file in Titanium Backup directory: com.amazon.venezia-20120409-052438.tar.gz - 2,020,523,913 ...
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Is it possible to skip confirmation on app restores?

i'm using Titanium Backup to restore my data and apps,but clicking "install" and "done" is driving me crazy. Is there a setting for that?
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Is it safe to restore the phone.apk from a stock Samsung ROM to CM9?

I was using the stock Samsung ROM on my Samsung S2 i9100. Changed over to Siyah Kernel and then made the leap to CyanogenMod 9. Although I prefer and appreciate the myriad settings and usability of ...
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How does Titanium Backup work? When will it not work?

How does it know what to back up? Can an app have data that TB won't know about or that TB won't back up? Other than restoring a Jellybean backup to a Gingerbread phone, how else will Titanium Backup ...
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What is “Detach from Market”? What does it do?

What is "Detach from Market" in Titanium Backup? What does it do?
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Titanium Backup Locks Up When Trying To Restore System Upates (com.samsung.apk)

Okay, so in an attempt to stop the OTA notification, I un-installed System Updates 1.0.0 (com.samsung.apk) using Titanium Backup. Well, that didn't help, so I'm trying to restore the app in-case I ...
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What are the benefits of “Restore Android ID from a backup” after a factory reset?

As far as I can tell Titanium Backup is the only application that has the ability to restore this ID but there's no explanation of what it is or why one would restore it. Without restoring I'm able ...
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What folders does TitaniumBackup need to survive a wipe?

I'm thinking, if I want to do a complete wipe and also format the SD card to get rid of a bunch of old crap, what do I need to extract from the phone and then put back in for TitaniumBackup to still ...
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How can I automatically freeze and thaw an app on demand?

I have some apps that I open on occasion. One in particular is a game that likes to push notifications up reminding me to play again. Is there an app I can use to automatically freeze an Android app ...
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Can Titanium Backup successfully backup and restore Google Authenticator between ROMs?

I have a rooted Nexus 5 running stock 4.4.2. I want to install another ROM such as PA4 or CM11 (also 4.4.x based), but I have about 5-odd items in my Google Authenticator install which are a pain to ...
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Selective batch restore in Titanium Backup?

Lately I upgrade my ROM (cm 10.1) quite often so I want to have my favourite applications ready after each upgrade. I got Titanium Backup Pro with root access. I would like to know how to install ...
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When Flashing a ROM should I back up Google Apps?

My ROM distributor (Unofficial CM10) provides GAPPS as a separate flashable zip file. Will my titanium back'd up Google apps interfere/replace with the GAPPS provided after I restore my backup ?
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How to preserve BTEP data when switching from Amazon App Store to Play Store?

I want to replace as many as possible of the apps that I got though the Amazon Appstore app (AAa) with apps from, say, Google's Play Store.1 Of these "Amazon-purveyed apps" the most important one (by ...
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Does Titanium Backup's update.zip restore all apps AND data?

I was unable to find clear documentation of what goes into an update.zip created by TB. Can I use TB's update.zip to restore all of the apps along with their data? If I understand correctly, this ...
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Direct backup from Titanium Backup to DropBox

Device: Samsung Galaxy S4, with root I was wondering if it would be possible to make my backups straight to DropBox, without needing to save the files to my phone first. I had TiBu upload to DropBox ...
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Droid x on Liberty 3 v 2: How can I restore contacts with titanium backup after flashing?

I just rooted my droid X and installed liberty 3v2. Awesome experience so far. Before I flashed, I backed up most of my apps + system data with titanium backup. What app / data do I need restore from ...
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Is “Disabling” apps with Android 4 similar to “Freezing” in Titanium backup?

I just saw that I can "disable" an app in the app editing menu on my new HTC Droid DNA (stock Android 4.1 w/Sense). The main effect I can see is that the app disappears from app drawer. How is this ...
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Google Maps unthaws “itself”?

I have a relatively specific question - I'm on a SonyEricsson xPeria Mini Pro (sk17i), using Android 4.0.4 with a rooted Stock Rom. To conserve battery, I'm regularly freezing some apps I only use ...
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Decrypting TitaniumBackup files

I have TitaniumBackup encrypting backup copies of app settings before uploading to Google Drive. In order to verify/restore applications I need to type my password. I need to extract a backup outside ...
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Are apps backed up/restored with Titanium Backup just as “good” as through Google? [closed]

Is the backup/restore process of Titanium Backup just as good and functional as Google's native processes? In other words, will an app backed up and restored by Titanium Backup run and be just as ...
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Rooted, cyanogenmod. How to get back Sense UI from Titanium Backups?

Similar to Rooted the phone and installed cyanogenmod. How to get back Sense UI? but with the addition of full backups of the old Sense UI packages. I am running Cyanogenmod 7 on a rooted HTC ...
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WhatsApp re-registration after backup

I want to flash a custom rom on my S3. I was wondering if I take a Titanium Backup of all the applications and data on my phone, would I need to re-register (sim verification) for applications like ...
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What happens in background when an app is linked or unlinked to/from Play Store?

If you are rooted, you can use Titanium Backup to link or unlink an app to/from Play Store. What does Titanium Backup do for it? I don't think Android API supports this directly. It alters a file or ...
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How long should it take to restore about 100 user apps with Titanium backup?

I recently upgraged my Galaxy S I9000 to ICS (AOKP). Before that I backed up all of my data using TB and restored it after the upgrade. I recently upgraded to TB Pro, and was looking forward to the ...
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Does freezing apps in Titanium Backup Pro require a phone reboot to take effect?

When freezing apps using Titanium Backup Pro, do I have to reboot for the freeze to take effect? (e.g. not be started anymore, even if applicaple Intent is fired off?) Does it depend on whether the ...
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Uninstalling Voice Commands was apparently a terrible idea?

In my efforts to free up space on my crappy Motorola Flipside, I thought that uninstalling Voice Commands would be a great idea since I never use it... Now after uninstalling it with Titanium, this ...
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Run a Titanium Backup schedule from ADW Launcher's drawer

Is it possible to place a shortcut to Titanium Backup schedule in ADW Launcher's drawer? I guess that one way would be to make a small app whose only job would be to launch TB's schedule by some kind ...
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How to clear blank entries from Titanium Backup (pro)?

I often delete those backups which are no longer useful to me. Backup entries are removed from list (popup), but app/element entries aren't removed even when those app/element are not installed. ...
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Titanium backup shortcut/widget to toggle app freeze

My CyanogenMod 7.2 stock browser refuses to remember its defaults. I've taken to freezing opera mini, my other browser, with Titanium backup when I want to use stock to avoid all the preferred app ...
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How to avoid Titanium Backup's 50 backup limit?

In the Pro version I can extend backup history from 1 to 50, but it is not enough. What should I do?
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HTC One VX - Rooted and I can't remove bloatware!

My Note 2 was stolen during a mugging recently and I'm using an HTC One VX (ATT) until I can afford to get a better phone; insurance wasn't much help. The problem I'm having is that I unlocked the ...
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adb restore not working for shared

I have a Nexus 4 with Android 4.4.1 … I've read that we could root it without wiping the data … well didn't work for me! I wasn't scared, because I made a full backup using: adb backup -apk ...
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Unable to restore contacts through Titanium Backup after flashing a custom ROM

I flashed the 4.2.2 version of CyanogenMod onto my Galaxy S4 and had backed up my stock using ClockworkMod. I have been able to use Titanium Backup Pro to restore pretty much everything except my ...
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What system apps can be safely removed with Titanium backup on Nexus 4?

Is there an official list or something? :D I'd like to remove some of them to improve battery life, but not sure which are safe to remove
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Multi User Backup

On a tablet I have a situation where I have multiple users with multiple accounts, and I am trying to have the phone's state backed up in such a way that if I upgrade the operating system, every ...
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Motorola Triumph & HyperShell in Titanium Backup

It would seem that Titanium Backup, everyone's favorite root backup tool (right?), does not particularly like the Motorola Triumph—or vice versa. I've been having problems with restoring apps (only ...
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Titanium Backup from Nandroid using pc

I know you can create a Titanium Backup from a Nandroid Backup using the Titanium Backup PRO app. But is there a possibility to create a Titanium Backup from a Nandroid without having a phone, i.e. ...