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 ):


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


  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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