This is due to the 'Mount namespace separation' setting in SuperSU being turned on (by default). Untick that, reboot and try your Titanium Backup operation again.
This happens because the permissions to app-created folders are restricted in newer Android versions, I believe. Ironically, I didn't have this issue on Marshmallow-based CM13, but I did face it ...
The other answers are correct, but fail to point out a couple differences:
System apps are granted the ability to request certain system-only permissions that are never available to user apps. This is not the same as root/sudo/su permissions.
One example that I know of and use daily is the ability to reset the missed call notification counter....
/system is read-only without root so it prevents uninstalling applications from /system/app and /system/priv-app. Applications that are critical are put there so that they can't be uninstalled. Carrier bloatware that they don't want to let you remove is also put there. The latter category of apps can be removed if you are rooted; the former, not so much.
I think you're better off using Titanium Backup if you want to ensure that when you restore your phone, you'll have exactly what you had when you performed the backup. I find that Android's new built-in backup options are inconsistent. For example, after re-installing some apps, some of the settings are magically maintained, however some data (usually ...
"0-click" batch restore (as the Market page describes it) is one of the features of the Pro version. You cannot do it in the free version, but purchasing a key for the Pro version allows you to perform a batch restore unattended.
The two are actually quite different. Titanium backs up apps and settings only. Nandroid backs up everything including the OS. Titanium is useful when messing with apps and settings, since you have the option of restoring only what you want. Nandroid backups are largely for when you totally b0rk your phone and need to restore it to a more or less pristine ...
You can do it without root access
Install ADB and OpenJDK 8 (I had nothing to do with security extension) by following adb backup guide on XDA
sudo apt-get install openjdk-8-jre-headless
sudo apt-get install android-tools-adb android-tools-fastboot
Now, do the following
Connect the old mobile, create backup ...
This is more like a manual job, but can be done.
With Titanium Backup PRO/Donate version, you have this feature (compare versions here):
Backup/restore SMS, MMS, call log, bookmarks and Wi-Fi networks in the portable XML format!
You can combine both SMS backups into a single XML file format and restore it to your phone all in one. Afterwards, perform a ...
Titanium Backup works fine with Link2SD. I've been using them together for about six months, with around 100 apps symlinked. There's no reason taking a backup would uninstall linked apps as Wolfgang reports, and I've also had zero issues restoring backups of linked apps, so it's clear that Titanium follows the symlinks correctly. In fact, I have just ...
Some developers use the Android ID as a way of verifying who you are. So if you don't restore the Android ID, you will have to re-validate certain apps.
For example, Google Play Music and Netflix will see a new device tied to your account (source). Google Play Music limits the number of devices you can have attached, so people who wipe their phone multiple ...
Hi Martin Tapankov: Yes. It is safe to remove the stock Android Keyboard application if you have already installed an alternative IME (Input Method Editor) on your phone. You may go to "Settings->Local and text->Text settings->Select input method" to select ONLY ONE preferred IME and then reboot your phone to ensure it automatically picks up your IME. ...
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 ...
You should also be aware of the fact that for getting backed up by Google's "native" backup-to-cloud, an app must actively support that -- i.e. it must explicitely use the corresponding API, or it will not be included with those backups. While not all apps support this (<- euphemism), there's nothing excluded by Titanium Backup. As described, the latter ...
All you need is the TitaniumBackup folder on the SD card. This contains all your backup information.
Make sure to have the Auto-sync TB settings preference checked. Titanium Backup, ironically, won't back itself up when running a backup. This check-box ensures that your settings for the app are saved as well (such as schedules and preferences).
You can ...
I know you can freeze and thaw an app using Titanium Backup Pro, which I have. But that would require manually going in to TiBu and doing the freeze/thaw commands each time.
You're wrong about that part. Try this:
look for a free place on your homescreen
select to add a widget
scroll to Titanium Backup
select the item to (un)freeze an app
To fix this issue, set TitaniumBackup to use the legacy path. The easiest way to do this is to go into TitaniumBackup, press "Menu" and then "Preferences". "Backup folder location" a bit down and click it. Click "DETECT!" and TitaniumBackup will ask you where to scan for backup locations. It's very important that you here choose to scan your whole device and ...
To completely migrate Viber, you will have to copy your message databases from old device and set them to Viber's own on new device. In addition, if you want to have all photos and videos from your conversations, you must migrate them too.
You need both devices rooted
On both devices install some Root File Manager (further "RFM"), like ...
This happens due to some service change in kitkat. Some research on google showed that there is an app available to modify the platform.xml file. The app once run, prompts the user to allow it to go ahead and make the modifications to the above file. Everything works fine after this.
I have found a working solution on GitHub:
1. Install/upgrade dependencies (on Ubuntu)
apt-get install python2.7
pip install --upgrade docopt
pip install --upgrade six
pip install --upgrade PyCrypto
2. Get script from GitHub
Extract the ZIP
It removes the app's entry from the /data/data/com.android.vending/databases/localappstate.db database:
root@android:/data/data/com.android.vending/databases # ls
root@android:/data/data/com.android.vending/databases # sqlite3 ...
No, the update.zip does not restore all your apps. The purpose of this is to allow you to install Titanium Backup as a user or system app while in the recovery bootloader. You would wipe your phone, then install a custom rom (as usual), and afterwards would install Titanium Backup.
This is to greatly simplify restoring your system data. Normally, you would ...
May be the app is not recognizing the location of the backup. Do the following and see if that works
Remove all the backup files from the new Samsung Captivate
Now, from Captivate do a Titanium backup, it will create a backup folder with backed up apps.
Then, copy all old backup files from HTC to that location.
Try titanium backup again, this might show ...
It worked fine for me.
I recently replaced my Sony Xperia Z with a Nexus 5. I copied over the Titanium Backup files and restored them, including Google Authenticator. No problems to report, I can still connect correctly to sites and apps requiring a code.
At TB's startup it always displayed a warning that SuperSU's namespace separation feature "might not work reliably on some platforms".
Well, I never faced any problems until a recent SuperSU update...
So disabling that option in SuperSU and rebooting solved the "insufficient space" on my OnePlus One/CM12.1.
This was the obvious solution before fiddling ...
Android ID can be found in the database settings.db of Settings Storage/Providers app. It is located under /data/data/com.android.providers.settings/databases.
There are multiple ways of restoring Android ID.
Through Titanium Backup
In Titanium Backup (TiBu), go to Menu → Manage Android ID → Restore Android ID from a backup. If one or multiple ...
It's simple. Copy from PC the entire folder on your external SD or internal storage and name the folder as you wish
Use the Detect option on TiBu
Preferences → Folder Location → Detect → All
Select location, click Use Current ( where current is the folder you have copied )
How to restore your backups on a new phone, or after installing a ...
I can trim to two clicks: 1 for Full backup to local storage & another for Dropbox sync.
For Full Backup to Local Storage:
1. Tap & hold on empty home screen area. Choose Widgets.
2. From Pop-up list, tap Titanium Backup (Actions). Again, tap Action.
3. On next screen, choose Backup all user apps + system data & tap Create Widget button.