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I have been using CM Browser for couple of years. A couple of months ago I set Titanium Backup ( Pro - version 7.5.0) to backup on schedule as shown below ( 3 as maximum backup versions ):

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After the last update of CM Browser, which I didn't like, I uninstalled it, being sure I could switch to the earlier version. Surprisingly, I didn't find CM Browser backup !

To doubly verify, I installed CM again and took a manual backup (by force-running the schedule) and sure enough it didn't show up – despite of the "backup completed" toast being shown (no error message in between either). And yes, I've verified that I didn't have any filters set that might be hiding it.

It can't be a version issue of Titanium as the previous version should have retained 3 backups.

Why is this so? What makes apps "unbackable" ? How do I fix this?

Device: Moto X Play, 6.0.1, stock, rooted

Edit:

  1. As suggested by Izzy in comments, searched the backup directory and found backups of Browser. Installing the apk from there got me my old Browser version but minus the bookmarks ( Data for apkalways included in preferences).Backup of newer version also present in apk

  2. Mailed the developer. Will post updates but meanwhile ideas to troubleshoot are welcome

Edit 2: when I took a logcat for the second time (in the process of installing app and forcing a backup), TiBu mysteriously decided to show me CM Browser with all previous versions and data intact. I haven't the faintest idea and will post an answer if the developer clarifies. I have mailed him the logcat. Pastebin here

You are welcome to post your answers

  • It didn't show up in filter not backed up also – beeshyams Aug 16 '16 at 7:44
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    @izzy : Thanks and added an edit. Surprising. – beeshyams Aug 16 '16 at 10:14
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    No Cheetah on my devices (fetching Garlic, silver bullets, etc. just in case), they're completely bananas. One specific reason against this browser: Flurry Analytics. No, thanks. Much too invasive. And btw used by the other CM apps as well. As to the effectiveness and usefulness of their apps, read this – they can't even explain it themselves. My personal opinion: it's just about gathering data. Better pick one of these :) – Izzy Aug 16 '16 at 12:20
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    Thanks Sir- uninstalled and going for the first in the list Privacy Browser – beeshyams Aug 16 '16 at 12:42
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    Sure but looks like he has a team to take care of things- hope it reaches him or there would be a response. Read up a little on Flurry and that little was enough to opt out from their logging- whether it works or not – beeshyams Aug 16 '16 at 13:28

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