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Titanium Backup, save to external SD card? (E980 AT&T)

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By andygold, Senior Member on 27th June 2014, 05:50 PM
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Searched and found some info on the above in regards to other phones, but the solutions did not work for this phone (or maybe just not for me)

Rooted with Towelroot, and Chainfire for the Superuser last week. Installed TiB, and checked in one of its menus to use the external SD card for automatic backups (I believe).

I perform a full backup of all apps and data, but I had been having issues with a bad install of Go Launcher so I decide to do a phone reset (to KK 4.4.2) and restore with a fresh OS.

Upon reboot, the phone automatically Dl'ed all of my Google info and apps, contacts, and everything, all by itself. When the phone rebooted, I was surprised to see that I still had root, but without SU. Did another restore just to be sure and reinstalled Towelroot manually. There must have been an update to it since last week as the SU was automatically installed this time and I had SU without needing to install Chainfire. I reinstalled TiB and attempted to do a TiB restore, but learned that all of my backup info had been stored on the INTERNAL SD card and it was all wiped with the phone restore.

Is it just me, or am I wrong in thinking that a backup/restore app should put the data on an external source by default, or at least search your device for external storage and then ask if that's where you want it to go? storing data on a drive that is going to be wiped seems totally counter-intuitive to me!!!

I go back into TiB settings and try to redirect the storage location to the EXTERNAL SD card by hitting the back button when looking at the file structure, but when I get to the external card, TiB says it's not writable. Some other phone threads mentioned to use the MNT directory but that didn't work either.

So, after all the above, can anyone either talk me through how to get TiB to store externally, or possibly would you provide a link if you know of a thread that allows it to work with our phones (E980 on AT&T). I've tried a few things mentioned on different threads but none of it seems to work!
27th June 2014, 10:46 PM |#2  
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I had a similar problem with stock AT&T KITKAT ROM. I could not get any app to write to the external SD card, not ROOT Explorer, ROMToolbox, or Titanium Backup. I could move files from my external SD to my internal, but nothing would copy or save to the external. This pissed me off and I said goodbye to stock AT&T KITKAT. I flashed Sphinx for E980 and have had no problem with SD card. It's a solid ROM if you want a stock-like experience.
27th June 2014, 11:10 PM |#3  
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I had the same problem on the AT&T KitKat rom. I just edited platform.xml to enable writing to the external sd and that fixed all of the access issues on root apps.
28th June 2014, 12:17 AM |#4  
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Originally Posted by nugundam

I had the same problem on the AT&T KitKat rom. I just edited platform.xml to enable writing to the external sd and that fixed all of the access issues on root apps.

Care to elaborate?
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