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 paid version.

My Question is: Are there any free alternatives to the services offered in Titanium Backup Pro?

I am in particular looking for the "Convert to user app" and "Enable 'multiple profiles' for this app" features.

  • Email them and say you're tight on budget. They'll give you a legal copy.
    – iOS
    Aug 21, 2012 at 11:02
  • @SachinShekhar Really? Never heard of anything like that.
    – user16112
    Aug 21, 2012 at 15:09
  • Try.. See if you are lucky or not...
    – iOS
    Aug 21, 2012 at 17:51
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    There is no real alternative to TB as to my knowledge -- and I would wonder if I had missed it. I'm using TB now for about 2 years (and yes, I got a legal key from Joel in return for a short TB manual I wrote, which he then used on his website -- that time there was none available, so this was a typical win-win situation). I would have paid for it even, but that time Swiss people could not sell their apps on the market... TB is one of the few apps for ~5 EUR up I say is worth every cent.
    – Izzy
    Aug 21, 2012 at 18:53
  • @Izzy I know that it's totally worth it.
    – user16112
    Aug 23, 2012 at 6:28

2 Answers 2


I'm not aware of a full-blown replacement for Titanium Backup, but there are solutions for the specific functions you're after:

Recent versions of Link2SD can convert user apps to system apps and vice versa (available on Google Play).

SwitchMe offers a solution for switching among multiple user profiles (available on Google Play). The free version is limited to two profiles and "no security features".


Are there any free alternatives to the services offered in Titanium Backup Pro?

In the context of software, the word "free" is ambiguous. Do you mean libre, or gratis, or both?

The following software packages ostensibly provide functionality that may make them adequate replacements for Titanium Backup Pro, depending on your use case. They are all free software. That is, they provide the four freedoms.

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    Noble response. But who are we kidding? We all know the op meant gratis, especially with the mention of "... I am asked to get the paid version." :-\
    – Mufasa
    Jul 25, 2016 at 22:43
  • Fortunately for the OP, those apps are also gratis :)
    – user15074
    Jul 26, 2016 at 8:25
  • oandbackup is great and free as libre/freedom. Jun 24, 2020 at 12:42

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