[Guide] Noobs guide to use Titanium Backup for backup and restore of apps.

Is Titanium Backup the most powerfull app for restoring apps and data?

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rodken

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I think depending on your device model you have to backup one or more system apps with Titanium:
- settings app (gearwheel)
- e.g. for Samsung devices also: SamsungOne and OneUI Home
but I haven't tried it, yet...

Maybe anybody else?

It works for sure with "Samsung Smart Switch", that I have tried and worked even on a Xiaomi-Android phone! You can even backup /restore with Smartswitch on /from a local storage/PC without Internet...

Titanium backup is never supposed to be used to restore system apps. Even the developer of TiBu says not to restore system apps with Titanium Backup. It will cause undesirable behaviors if you attempt to do so.
 

monicaONxda

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How can I
- view apps uninstalled via ADB and re-install /enable /unfreeze them?
- backup Magisk and EdXposed incl. all installed modules?
 
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rodken

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How can I
- view apps uninstalled via ADB and re-install /enable /unfreeze them?
- backup Magisk and EdXposed incl. all installed modules?

"adb shell cmd package install-existing <package name>" in ADB and you'll might get the package back.

Examples:-
adb shell pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.android.something
adb shell cmd package install-existing com.android.something
 

monicaONxda

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"adb shell cmd package install-existing <package name>" in ADB and you'll might get the package back.

Examples:-
adb shell pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.android.something
adb shell cmd package install-existing com.android.something

Thanks for the commands which I know, but I meant of course how I can do this with Titanium Backup. It doesnt show me the ADB uninstalls...
 

mtshure

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Stuck on Searching application data ...

Hello guys,

I have been using TiBu for years on the same device (rooted, pro ver). Recently when I launch the app it is stuck on Searching application data ... message. I did not flash a rom, I did not do anything special recently.

I googled and tried a few things but nothing really worked. What could I try, except for flashing a rom / factory reset?

Also the app was updated last year and has not been updated since. Is Titanium Backup dead?

Edit: The device is on Android 8.0
 
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amg314

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Hello guys,

I have been using TiBu for years on the same device (rooted, pro ver). Recently when I launch the app it is stuck on Searching application data ... message. I did not flash a rom, I did not do anything special recently.

Edit: The device is on Android 8.0
Check TB backups extensions) Should be *.apk.gz; *.tar.gz; propeties
If you find something like *apk.gz.zip and propeties.txt - rename(((
 

Peter770

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I am trying to change the location of backup folder but if i select Filesystem storage i get 'This folder cannon be accessed'. I am using LineageOS 14 and my phone is rooted with Magisk. Any idea what is causing this?
 

rodken

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I am trying to change the location of backup folder but if i select Filesystem storage i get 'This folder cannon be accessed'. I am using LineageOS 14 and my phone is rooted with Magisk. Any idea what is causing this?
Be certain that TiBu has all of the permissions 'allowed'. You might have to clear cache and data ===> uninstall ===> reinstall TiBu.
 

Gianni_10

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hay, i backed up whats app on my old phone with TiBu, rooted and all of that, i wanted to bring the whatsapp back up to my new phone, but i have a litte problems, i can't see the names of my contacs (and i have them in my new phone already), only the numbers, i can't dowlaod some of the pictures in the chats nor can i hear the voice mails.

what could be the problem?

maybe i need to put the sim card in?
 

RootedLee

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As others have stated before, Titanium Backup has been abandoned by the dev in 2019. Neither does it support split APKs, nor does it restore reliably in Android 11. For many it doesn't even launch in Android 11+

I need to migrate from 32bit ARMeabi-v7a (v7l) Android 7.1 (old Samsung) to arm64 Android 11 (new Nokia with LineageOS 18.1). Both Androids are rooted.

Which backup/ restore & phone migration app do you folks recommend which runs in both of my Android versions, arm32 7 and arm64 11?
 
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Peter770

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I moved to SwiftBackup and it is working fine. The only annoyance is you have to sign in to your google account to use the app.
 
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RootedLee

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thanks @Peter770 @JohnC For my scenario OandBackupX has one big draw-back: only the old version 3.0 from Aug 04, 2020 is compatible with Android 7. I'm waiting for OandBackupX's dev's reply right now if he thinks its sensible to use that old version, or rather use Swift Backup, the latest version of which runs in both, Android 7 AND 11.
 

falciatrice10

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hi
is it possible to restore apps from a backup (made on a rooted phone using titanium) on a non rooted phone ???

thanks
 

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    This is a noobs Guide to how to use Titanium Backup .

    Many of the users might have heard of a app named Titanium Backup. Its the most used app in the Android Market who frequently flash ROMS and for those who doesnt want to download all apps again and again from Store after flashing new ROMS.

    What is Titanium Backup?
    Titanium Backup is an app which can backup all your app+data in just one click(Even system apps but not recommened).Can delete system apps,convert system apps to user apps.


    So how to use.

    Note: Your phone must be rooted and USB debugging should be on which is present in developer options while installing.

    Lets start with first thing you see after installation.

    If you face a root acces failure then tap on option button of your phone scroll down tap on reload application.

    You will see 3 tabs:
    1.Overview
    2.Backup/Restore
    3.Schedule


    Overview will give you the short details of your root device and memory.
    Like Root access. Data profile(Used to set any filters for a app). Memory details of your partitions and usage.

    Backup/Restore will show the details of the apps installed in you phone.
    You will see different type of apps highlighted in different colors

    White: The apps you installed
    Red: System apps which can be converted to system apps.
    Yellow: Most important system apps which can not be moved(Dont uninstall or else you need to reflash your rom again).

    Schedules sets a time for backup.
    You can set the type of backup you want at a particular time.

    Those who frequently change roms check the 4th post for restore and backup.
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    Restore and backup all apps at once and restore your apps from previous roms \.

    This is the most advanced part of Titanium Backup.

    After installing new rom you will see a warning showing change in android device ID. Details are given in warning messsage.

    Now click the option button of you phone.


    You will see 7 sections:

    1.General
    2.Play store/Market
    3.Storage
    4.Import/Export
    5.Special Backup/Restore
    6.Your Device
    7.Special Features

    1.General section there 4 options:
    1 Filters: This section filters the apps you want to see. If you want to see only user apps select only User. The change can be seen in backup/Restore Tab. As you have selected user apps you will see all the apps in white.

    2. Batch Restore: This section should be used properly. This section restores app+data in just one click.

    This is distributed in 10 sections:
    1. Verify Backup: Verifys backup.
    2. Backup: Select the type of backup: Use the 1st one "Backup all user apps" Dont backup system data as it will create conflict in new rom when you restore it.
    When you select this option all your user apps will be displayed.

    3.Restore: This option will restore all backups.
    When you select the 2nd option "Restore all apps with data". In top you will see three options App+Data, App only, Data Only.
    If you dont want to restore a particular just untick that app and it will not be installed.
    If you find that some apps are not restore just select the 1st option " Restore missing apps with data". It will show the list of unrestored apps.

    4. Move/ Integrate: This section moves apps to sd card or from sd card to internel. Dont RUN the 3rd option "Integrate updates" As it will create a conflict.

    5. Freeze/ Defrost: This section disables the apps.

    6. Android Market: Links for the user apps.

    7. Manipulate data: This section clears data of all user apps at once. Rest i didnt use so cant tell(Last 3 option).

    8. Recovery mode: In this section you can create a update.zip of all your apps which can be flashed through recovery.

    9. Uninstall: Will uninstall all your apps at once.

    10. Delete Backups : This section will delete all the backup at once.

    2. Play store /Market: This section consists of links of apps to the playstore.

    3. Storage: In this 1st option shows the usage of the apps. Rest leave untouched.

    4. Import: This will import the backups done by Titanium backup of a particular app (Check 2nd Post how to export a app)

    5.Special Backup / Restore:
    5.1 Backup data to xml : This section backup your msgs, call logs , wifi password.
    5.2 Restore data from xml : This section will restore msgs, call logs , wifi password.
    5.3 Extract from Nandroid backup : This section will restore app from the backup of your ROM made through recovery.
    5.4 Extract from ADB Backup: Haven't used this feature so cant tell

    6. Your Device: Reboot and Manage Android ID.

    7. Special Feature:
    It creates a update.zip of itself(Titanium Backup) which can be flashed through recovery.(Install Zipsigner from store to create update.zip)

    Reload Application: Will Reload the app.



    So finally you have restored all your apps. If you have missed an app to restore but dont want to take long process to restore just go to backup/restore tab. Scroll Down. You will see that particular app in strike through. Tap on that app. Select restore.


    The backups are stored in sdcard in a folder named "Titanium Backup". Dont delete this folder or else you will lose all your backed up apps.
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    Backup specific app

    Here comes the real use of Titanium Backup. The backup/Restore Part.

    Here you will see the list of apps installed in your phone.

    First lets see how to backup a single app.


    Now tap on the app.

    You will see two tabs
    1.Backup Properties
    2.Special Properties

    1.Backup Properties
    a. Backup : This will backup your selected app as app+data.
    b. Freeze : This will disable the app.

    Rest of the things you know from the name

    When backup is complete again tap on the app you took backup. You will see a tab Restore and delete of the app.

    Select restore you will see 3 options App+Data, App Only , Data Only

    App+Data will restore apk as well as data(Data consists of settings,login info in short user defined settings and all you made for that app)

    App will restore app only. Data will restore data only.

    2.Special Properties
    It is made of 4 sections:
    1. General
    2. Play store/ Market
    3. Storage
    4. System ROM.

    1General Section is easily understandable.(I hope You can)
    In general section there is a option named " Send latest backup" you can send to other phone or store it locally and restore(Check 4th post). The backup is stored in .TiBkp

    2. Playstore/Market shows the links of the app in playstore.
    3. Storage Section is also understanable. In explore it shows the files it uses and the location of files where it is installed with DB)
    4. System ROM section can be used to convert a user application app to system app.
    In some app you will see "Force remove app" I would suggest dont click on it.

    User app is shown in white after you convert it in system app it will become red.
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    Schedule

    Backup all user apps at one click.

    There are two ways to backup data.

    1st through schedule.
    2nd through advanced option(Check the 4th post)

    In schedule tab you will see two schedule as default
    1. Redo backups for modified data
    2. Backup new user apps & newer versions

    1.Redo backups for modified data.
    What it does is takes the backup of new data of all user apps(Like whatsapp chats,new user settings etc).

    2. Backup new user apps & newer versions
    This schedule automatically backups the newer versions(Updated version) at a given schedule time.

    If you want you can manually run the schedules by just clicking on run. Titanium backup will be minimized. The progress can be seen in notification drawer. After completion it will vibrate.

    So now you have taken the backup of all your apps through just one click.

    You can add new schedule as you want.
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    Future

    For future use.