This Weeks Feature App: Titanium Backup

This Weeks Feature APP: Titanium Backup

App Name: Titanium Backup

Developer:Titanium Track

Web Site http://www.matrixrewriter.com/android/

Market Link: https://market.android.com/details?id=com.keramidas.TitaniumBackup&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwyLDEsImNvbS5rZXJhbWlkYXMuVGl0YW5pdW1CYWNrdXAiXQ..

Titanium Backup is more than just a backup program it is a root users best friend. I know it has saved my butt a few times. The interface for the program is a bit intimidating however once you learn it you become quite accustomed to it. The Main Face or the first face of Titanium you see is just a detail page showing you basic information such as the version of Titanium. If its Pro Key, External space, and System space. A few buttons one to Sync to Drop Box, Check update, and Problems?

Main Screen

Titanium Backup Main Screen

Titanium can be scheduled to run backups when ever you like. You can have it check for different types of scenarios like New Backups or Delete old program backups that you no longer have. Setting up a few schedules is a good way to insure you keep a good backup of all your apps.

Now Titanium just doesn’t save user apps it has the ability to say system apps as well. CAUTION YOU SHOULD NEVER RESTORE SYSTEM DATA OR APPS FROM ONE SYSTEM TO ANOTHER THIS COULD HAVE VERY NEGATIVE SIDE AFFECTS. YOU SHOULD ONLY RESTORE USER APPS AND DATA.

So why give me the ability to backup system apps and data if you should only restore user apps and data? Answer if you are on a Rom and you are having some issues because of a newly installed app or even a kernel and you need to go and reinstall the ROM and have the phone set backup pretty much the way it was before the incident.

Another very useful tool that the app has is a Freeze option. This allows you to Freeze an app from working instead of uninstalling the app. This is a handy feature to have especially for those system apps that you are unsure of just what will happen if I remove this app. Freezing the app gives you an opportunity to restore the app if its having negative consequences. Or other wise called Defrost.

backup / restore

backup / restore

Pros:
There are really just way to many to mention. It back’s up it Restores, Freezes , Defrost, Can sync to dropbox. The versatility of the program makes it a very power app. It has so much built into it. You are getting your moneys worth.

Cons:
The users interface could be a bit more “User Friendly” however you do get used to it over time. Also its a bit on the pricey side. However with all you get its worth it. It currently only saves apps and data I wish it would save Contacts, Sms, Call logs, and Voice mails.

Schedule Screen

Schedule Screen

The positives however outweigh the negatives in this authors opinion. Titanium Backup is worth its weight in gold. The program should be one of the first programs you seek after rooting. Its that important of an app.

Market Rating 4.8
My Rating 4.8

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  1. that was my very first app i got when i first rooted my phone in 2010. and it is definitely worth purchasing the pro key as well because you can do batch restores and backups among other features.

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