I was just about to backup an Android application via Astro app, when I saw that there is no checkbox in the right side, but just a title saying (private).

What does it mean? How can someone restrict an app to be backed up? Is there a way to backup the app anyway?

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Private means you can't back it up. The developer decided that.

Some apps ignore it

  • FileExpert <- my favourite
  • EStrongs File Explorer

Not a file manager, but also Titanium backup

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