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If you are rooted, go for Titanium Backup : it allows you to browse all your apps, and freeze (truly disable, but not uninstalled in case something bad happens) the one you want.
You can also disable those kind of apps with adb:
pm disable _name_of_the_apk_
pm disable _name_of_the_apk_
If you've been on /r/Android for any considerable amount of time, you'll have heard users extol the virtues of Titanium Backup (requires root). Forgive its outdated UI for it really is the best backup app available and invaluable to have in the toolbox of anyone who likes to fiddle around with their phone, as many of us do.
Helium is another great backup app which does not require root.
Outdated article with outdated recommendations.
The closest you could come is making a Titanium Backup then restoring after the flash. Alternatively you could make a TWRP backup as there are various apps that will restore parts of those (as opposed to the whole thing).
Use Titanium Backup. You can back up apps and data. Although keep in mind that a factory reset wipes internal storage also.
By default, the only way to preserve Health data is to sync it with Google Fit (or Apple Health under iOS) -- it's not backed up anywhere. If you have a rooted phone, you can use a program like Titanium Backup to save this protected app data, and restore it later. Some manufacturers provide a privileged backup & restore program that provides this capacity even without rooting the phone -- LG happens to be one of them (with LG Mobile Switch), so that seems like your best bet.
Use Titanium Backup or oandbackup, but root is a necessary prerquisite.
Use titanium backup, find snapchat, backup app and data. When you want to reinstall, just restore app and data. If you need more explanation, let me know and I can take screenshots and give a more detailed description of the process.
Linkme: Titanium backup
Edit- Actually, I don't think the linkme bot works on this sub. [link] here's the link.
Yeah, I would guess you need to reset the phone in twrp or whatever you use. You can use Titanium Backup (root) to back up all your apps to SD and then reinstall them once you've booted up cm13
Some custom ROMs let you dirty flash (flash without wiping) updates so long as you're already running a version of that custom ROM.
Otherwise, I'd try Titanium Backup. It backs up & restores your apps and app data so that everything is exactly the way you left it. It's especially good for carrying over custom launcher setups. Don't be fooled by the ugly UI, it's the best at what it does and it's still being updated today.
As for contacts and other info, that should be synced to your Google account so you'll get them back as soon as you sign in.
He didn't say anything about not in app store. The app store definitely contains apps that are for rooted phones. For example [link]
Root is only required if you intend to use apps that need it.
i.e. Titanium Backup
Or maybe adaway for blocking ads globally.
> how can i dirty flash from cm to lineage without losing all data?
If there's not experimental build then unfortunately it's not possible to just flash the new versions and keep your data intact.
I would recommend using Titanium Backup to back up your apps and their data and then restore them to a new LOS installation:
Make a nandroid backup of boot, system and data in TWRP before doing anything else.
Root your CyanogenMod installation
Download and install Titanium Backup from the play store.
Backup "all user apps" in Titanium Backup from the batch actions menu
In advanced wipe in TWRP wipe everything except Internal Storage (and SDcard if you have one)
Flash the LineageOS zip file meant for your device, reboot and set LOS up.
Flash ARM Gapps on your device.
Download the SU for ARM from here and flash it.
Download and install Titanium Backup from the Play store.
In TB open the menu (by holding down the menu button or back button on your device (you might have to go bind the menu function to some button in Settings > Buttons), scroll down and press Manage Android ID and then restore from backup.
Now you can restore all the apps you want from the main screen of TB. You can also batch restore all of them and their data at once. I do warn you that the batch restore might take some time and might seems it gets stuck (is restoring one app for a half an hour) but if you set it to restore during the night it should restore everything and be ready in the morning.
If you want to use any apps that don't allow you to be rooted then download and "flash" the SU removal arm that can be found from the same page as the SU for ARM.
If anything goes wrong before step 10 you can just restore the nandroid backup done in step one and be back to how the phone was before.
Yes, but you'll need root access. Download the latest Google Phone APK from APKMirror and install it as a system app with Titanium Backup.
To get the 5.1.1 OTA you would need to re-flash the stock ROM and stock recovery. Updating to the stock ROM using any method (OTA or flash) would remove root, so you would need to re-root the phone after installation.
If you want to avoid that you could try finding a pre-rooted stock ROM to flash, or use a custom 5.1.1 ROM which will almost certainly include root, among other things.
You can back up your phone using a few different methods. Google backup does backup app data, but only for apps which allow it, so there is no guarantee and I don't recommend relying on it as your sole solution. You can use Kies by Samsung to backup almost everything, but it won't backup "protected" app data such as authenticators or bank apps.
Since you are rooted, I recommend using something like Titanium Backup to backup all of your stuff. If you are using a custom recovery, such as TWRP, you can also run whats called a nandroid backup of your phone to capture imgs of the rom, bootloader, modem etc. which you can re-flash at any point and pick up where you left off.
Game progress is usually tied to a linked account through either FB or Google Play Games, but in the case the game supports neither, Kies or Titanium Backup will most likely preserve the app data for you.
Titanium backup is an app that allows your to backup the apps on your phone + any data associated with them. also restore said apps later and restore market status (i.e. if you installed via market).
I have gone thru 6 phones and 3 tablets in past few years, titanium made it so I was up and running in under an hour after turning on a new phone and downloading and installing titanium.
Titanium Backup is another tool that a lot of root users like. It's a little hard on the eyes and difficult to navigate at first, but I can't live without it now. You have to buy a key to make iut really useful (batch operations), but it's absolutely worth it to me.
But, as others have said, just flash the system.img from the update package and you don't have to mess around with a backup app. You'll have to re-root, but it won't wipe data unless you run the flash-all.bat/flash-all.sh without removing the -w flag in the file. Check XDA (or just google it) for a guide on how to use fastboot.
An alternative is Titanium Backup if you have a rooted phone https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.keramidas.TitaniumBackup&hl=en_US
I firstly freeze the app and if it's not necessary I remove them.
quando smanettavo con le rom usavo TitaniumBackup ma penso sia ancora valido.
Per app come whats app penso che tu debba copiarti a manina tutti i media dell'app ma forse trovi anche un app dedicata.
If you are rooted on android, you can use Titanium Backup to backup the app data into a file, then restore it later using Titanium Backup again. This works with any app/game that uses local storage for app data.
If you aren't rooted, you can try Helium but I don't know if it works, never tried.
If you're on iOS then i don think you can.
>...where to clear the cache for all apps at once...
LOS 15.1 is not available for my device yet so I can't test this but if your device is rooted you could try > Titanium Backup > Batch actions (icon w/ the checkmark top right) > Manipulate data > Clear cache for user & system apps.
If you have Titanium Backup
You can use it to extract/restore apps (+ possibly associated data) from a TWRP backup.
But as /u/Saki_EU says you can not restore your data partition as it would cause conflicts across roms.
As part of a full back up yes but its sounds like you are more looking for titanium backup functionality which twrp can not do.
My experience has been that pretty little is preserved across new installations of the Pebble app, not much is really saved to your Pebble account (and when servers are gone, you can expect nothing to be carried over). Whether you can transfer all your settings and health history depends on your phone situation. Some OEMs provide a privileged backup and restore utility which can transfer private data during migration. As an example, I recently upgraded from an LG G3 to an G6, and was able to preserve most all app settings -- including all Pebble settings and health data -- via use of the "LG Backup" utility (now called "LG Mobile Switch").
If you're rooted, you can use Titanium Backup for this, and it should work across different phone brands/ROMs.
Here's how I've migrated my household's nekos across android phones in the past: using either Titanium Backup (Needs Root) or Helium (Root not needed), back up the app and all it's data somwhere where you can get the backup off of the old phone and onto the new (laptop/desktop, cloud storage, SD Card). Once you have the backup, load the app you're using for backing up onto the new phone, and restore the neko atsume app & data onto the new phone.
I've found this method to be highly reliable, having migrated kitties to new phones or into fresh installs of new custom ROMs probably about 5 times now. Once or twice there was some weirdness where I'd lost a day or two of progress, which leads me to suspect that the game may be caching data someplace Ti Backup/He don't think to look at when they make their backups, but I can live with a lost day.
If his bootloader is already unlocked or he is already rooted, he could also just backup the games with Titanium Backup, then clean flash PureNexus and apply the backup.
And even if he can't root his phone, he could atleast try to backup with adb (for comfort with apps like Helium).
The android market still only has TB w/ root requirement
So a small caveat my s6 is unlocked and rooted so I do a full back up, factory reset and if it doesnt help I restore the back-up and move forward. As far as I was aware TB is still root only which does not help most people as more and more devices are locked down.
While I haven't done this myself, I believe Titanium Backup Pro would work. But I can't 100% confirm, so read up on the app before purchasing.
No, you have no need to remove it. Nor do you have a need to flash the SuperSU binary with CM since it has root access available to you already.
You need to clean flash since you are going from 12.1-13. If you update later from a nightly CM 13 to another CM 13 nightly then you can dirty flash. I think Titanium Backup can back app data up for you. And you can restore them again in CM 13. Never used it to know how to do that though.
You can flash Open Gapps. ARM/6.0 and whatever package you want. You can click on the arrows right next to the packages and it will tell you what it will install. Minimum of nano is needed for the Google app voice search. I recommend going for the smaller packages to avoid clutter. I usually go with nano just because I don't need all those google apps.
Have no idea. You can test one out and see from there. Odds are they are all about the same. You could try with the oldest so you could dirty flash up if there is any issues with the older ones.
Opinion rewards money will not be lost. Once you sync your google account it should appear. I have flashed many different roms and still have the same old ~$1 I always have.
Titanium Backup if you're rooted. If not, manually copypasting the saves and take comfort in that you'll definitely root them after the update to make these thing simpler.
What data do you not want to lose? If you are worried about pictures, videos and that sort of stuff, you won't lose them if they are in the micro SD in a factory reset. Just save it onto a cloud drive like Google Drive or Dropbox if you are still worried. If there are apps you don't want to lose, use Titanium Backup. It requires root access, but you have TruPureXMM, which comes rooted. It'll allow you to backup your apps. Backup those apps onto your micro SD card. Then, factory reset your phone. Flash TruPureXMM again, and I hope that ends up fixing your phone.
If you're rooted, try Titanium Backup: [link]
If you're not rooted, try Helium - App Sync and Backup: [link]
Titanium Backup - back up apps and data, create multiple profiles for an app, uninstall, disable them, etc. Requires root. Does many other things. 328,263 total reviews with an average of 4.6. Been around since almost the beginning on Android and has seen many many updates.
Package Disabler Pro - only disables apps. No root. Perfect if that's all you need. 772 total reviews with an average of 4.4.
~~if not your out of luck.~~
So you flashed O2OS on top of CM11S? If so, then it would be a good idea to do a proper wipe. Check off dalvik cache, system, data and cache. You can get to it by selecting wipe and then advanced wipe. Leave internal storage and USB-OTG unchecked.
You can backup your apps with Titanium Backup but it requires root access. If you don't have that, then you can gain root access by flashing SuperSU.
If you are rooted you can use Titanium Backup to back your apps and other data up. Also, I'd suggest that you unlock your bootloader and install a custom recoevery to access TWRP and create a Nandroid backup.
Coming from a fellow one man army-er(?) If you're on android, i suggest using these two apps for much easier acct switching.
[link] (root needed)
is helium still alive?
i'm using titanium backup and swift backup but both apps need root.
It's a backup app for android. You can back up apps and their data, system apps, sms, call logs, etc. You do need root to use it.
I always use Titanium Backup... I've used Migrate quite a few times and it is a very good alternative.
You can see what is being backed up by going into Settings, scrolling to the bottom and clicking on "Backup & Restore". You can backup saved games and other app data by using an app called Titanium Backup. A guide is here. A download is here.
When I used LineageOS on my Moto G, it had Moto Actions like "chop chop". I think you can download some of the stock Motorola apps like Moto Camera from the Play Store.
Something like this maybe:
XDA|Migrate - Custom ROM migration tool
Or try Titanium Backup or some similar app+data backup tool.
Personally, I only discovered Migrate recently and haven't used it but it seems to do the job it's supposed to. I can vouch for TTB though, it has this feature where you can package your app+data as flashable update zips and it works beautifully.
If you have Android and are rooted you can use Titanium Backup. If you aren't rooted you might be able to use Helium.
Won't I run into issues with the different types of files? I thought I would have to do the following:
Partition 1: 1-2GB for music, and formatted as FAT32
Partition 2: Around 13 GB for apps and games. Formatted as ext4.
Partition 3: Around 13 GB for Roms for Emulators. I don't know what format this would have. PSP roms are .ISO and .CSO. GBA roms are .GBA. And then there's the save files.
Besides that, Titanium Backup seems almost compulsory if I don't want to lose my game's save data.
I'm actually holding off on TWRP Backup. I saw someone in XDA talk about how they moved parts of it to the SD Card, and had big problems. I'll ask about how to do it safely later.
What app data specifically? Google will backup all their own app data. Whatsapp data back-ups store to your drive account and you can set it to back up just before you reset to save the most recent messages. If your're using Office 365 - that's also backed up by Microsoft. Not sure what kind of data you're worried about?
If you root your phone with magisk, you can use Titanium Backup (Pro) is a traditional favourite for people who regularly factory reset devices: r/[link]
However, if you intend wiping the device completely, obviously, you need to get the backup off the device, and probably be better to decrypt everything before you reset aswell.
TiBu is your best option if your bootloader is unlocked and rooted.
Unlocking the bootloader may wipe data.
MIUI Backup and restore only works on there own roms or miui based customs roms.
Google Play will download and install previously used apps, if you choose that option, when setting up LOS. But not data.
All the ways I know require root access.
You can use Titanium Backup to backup the app, which places the APK (and your app data) on the user-accessible "sdcard" storage.
You can also just pull the APK file from /data/app/com.MichaelDavies.CataclysmDDA/ with a root-enabled file manager.
If those aren't an option, no sweat. I've emailed Michael Davies to see if he has it online somewhere.
Its UI is pretty ugly, but I've been using TitaniumBackup for years. Pro is worth the cost, but free does enough.
It doesn't make full image backups, it backs up each app WITH data individually. The advantage to this is you can restore just the apps you want to a new device or ROM very easily and without having to log back in.
It can also restore apps/data individually from a full TWRP backup if you regularly take image backups as well.
And of course it can upload the backups automatically to your chosen Cloud storage
You can encrypt your backups to make passing it around your cloud storage safer
I haven't rooted a phone since the N6P originally launched, but I always installed Titanium Backup and removed any crapware I didn't use.
Root and use Titanium Backup to backup and restore. Added benefit, you can debloat and install system level ad blocking (via Adaway)
Assuming you are rooted, here are main things I use it for:
1) Removing System level apps / services (debloating)
2) Full Backup of App and Data, either one time manually or via schedule. Automatically syncing those (encrypted) backups wherever you want (FTP, Dropbox, Google Drive, etc)
3) Ability to "Freeze" an app to prevent it running or appearing installed, but without having to uninstall and lose data/configuration.
4) Ability to restore Apps and/or Data on the same device or another device. Can also keep multiple backups in case you want to restore to older versions of an app.
5) Ability to create multiple data profiles. I use this a lot to differentiate my use of home vs. work. You create the data profile and then pick which apps you want to be multi profile. So in my case, I select "Home" profile and Messenger, Line, WhatsApp, Reddit, etc. are all switched to using my home accounts. When I select "Work" the it switches to use work accounts. Your use may vary to changing between user profiles in games, etc.
6) While not used as often, the ability to backup/restore your Android ID. Many apps use this ID to associate your configuration / data preventing you from restoring or moving an app from device to device. By maintaining the Android ID your Apps appear to have been restored to the original device and do not trigger a reset of your config/data.
I'm pretty sure that's by design, why would Google want to be storing backups from apps you're not getting from them?
You can always root and use Titanium Backup from the Play Store.
Can't really give you too much advice without knowing what kind of phone(s). Some OEMs provide a backup and restore utility which can transfer your apps' private data during migration. For example, I recently upgraded from an LG G3 to an G6, and was able to preserve app settings -- including Pebble settings and health data -- via use of the "LG Backup" utility (now called "LG Mobile Switch").
(iOS, I have no idea.)
Logging into google does not sync app data. You'll need to use titanium backup (requires root) or helium backup (does not require root).
> Patronizing jerk
Wow, you're really easily offended (and pissy).
> Holy cow do you think I'm 8? I'm a Software Engineer. I've owned an iPhone before dude. You're not telling me anything new.
Sorry, I must have missed the posting of your biography.
> Google Photos automatically synchronizes all my photos nowadays so just ignore that whole bit of the process because it doesn't even exist anymore.
You were the one who said, "make sure my pictures are stored somewhere else". Those were your exact words. Why did you say them?
> it's completely unfair to say that it's just so much better to do it with an Apple device.
I didn't say that now did I? What I said was, "What you described sounds like the iPhone has an advantage in this specific area."
For those keeping score though... the advantages Apple has in restore/backup in terms of what's automatically backed up each night (or on demand) and automatically fully restored:
Missing from Google:
* Bluetooth pairings
* Google Authenticator data
* Custom settings (some, including notifications)
* Game saves, app data, app settings (may or may not)
* Photos not in Google Photos
These are reasons why Apple has an advantage in the specific area of backups and why 3rd party backup solutions are a thing on Android.
Now, how important these things are to someone is entirely subjective. To me, it's very important to both have automated backup on a regular basis as well as automated restoring of absolutely everything. iOS does this, and does it perfectly. Android has some issues.
Titanium Backup - Remove system apps, backup / restore apps, data and settings device wide, multiple user profiles (run apps under different profiles), etc.
SD Maid - Regular maintenance to clear orphan, stale cache, bloated app cache, optimize SQLite databases, etc.
Admittedly, I've been stuck on an iPhone for a while, but would something like Titanium Backup do the job? It grabs apps + data and backs them up for you, though you have to do it on an app-by-app basis unless you spring for the paid version.
Something like SMS Backup Restore might work, but it depends on where Allo keeps its data. I used to use these two apps in between flashes/between devices when upgrading, though there might be newer options these days.
Looks like a deterministic wallet with mnemonic recovery seed: [link]
To restore the funds, you'll have to have the recovery seed. Usually a sequence of 12, 15 or 24 English words.
Once installed, it seems the wallet is encrypted on the device using a passphrase. However, that does not restore the private keys, only encrypts what is stored on the device. If OP happens to have a copy of the wallet-file, for example in a Titanium Backup, the passphrase will be needed in order to decrypt the copy of the wallet. If there's no copy of the wallet left, the passphrase is useless.
At least until you're comfortable flashing updates and making backups, I'd say stick to snapshots for now. Nightlys are cool and all, but for people that are new to the custom ROM scene, I'd say just hold off until you're more comfortable/ confident. Stability is much more important than you might think.
To backup your data, for apps, at least, there are tutorials for an app called Titanium backup which many people suggest. I have it, but frankly rarely use it. I'm just too lazy to make backups myself. It's probably one of the best free full backup apps for apps and data. There might be better ones out there, but I haven't checked.
I think you can only do this if you root your phone; then you can access the app's private data store, and use a program like Titanium Backup to backup/restore it to your new handset.
It is in it's description: -
So yes needs root.
If you don't have root, it maybe possible to remove them with adb commands. But if xiaomi automatically restores them it is not a solution.
Freezing the apps, keeps them from working and been restored.
I'm not trying to "hack apps and whatnot". Rooting is not something I'm not supposed to do. Heck, OnePlus even doesn't void my warranty for it.
Completely legit reasons why my phone is rooted:
Having root access to your phone is the same as having admin access to your computer. Imagine programs not working because you have an admin account on your computer. That's complete and utter madness. People should stop seeing root as something dangerous/unwanted.
Luckily I said "iirc"... I remembered it wrong. So long time i used this (it does linking, but symlinks apps from SD card to internal memory as if they were on internal memory, which has nothing to do with Play).
TitaniumBackup (only in Pro version) is what I should have suggested: [link]
Yeah, I'd use Titanium Backup to backup your apps if you can. Also use an app called SMS Backup and Restore to backup sms texts and call logs.
You can root without losing your app data. Use Titanium Backup after rooting, then you can try custom roms after that. Don't know if you can restore appdata after changing roms though -- app compatibility and all.
You could root it and take a full backup using Titanium backup or something.
Please do share the procedure if you go down the rooting route. I have been thinking of doing the same since a long time but couldn't find any simple solution online.
Titanium Backup is the golden standard for backups for Android. It's ugly as sin but it's probably my most used paid app.
If your phones are rooted, you can use Titanium Backup. You can use the batch functions to backup and export everything, transfer the file from Phone 1 to computer to Phone 2 then import. I've honestly never used it, but the app's been around forever and I've no doubt you can find lots of help online or on YouTube.
If your phones aren't rooted, I don't know the best way to do it all at once, it would be on a per app basis.
But the Google setup process now asks you to check the apps you want to restore from a list that you had most recently on that Gmail account. Just make sure to run the backup from the Settings before wiping everything.
That was kinda all over the place. Hope it helps.
Edit: game/app settings can typically be restored automatically, once you log in, or settings can be exported then imported again. Hopefully.
Sorry for the late response.
I am no expert myself. But as per recommendations from friends, I have tried Titanium Backup ([link]). It is overall fairly intuitive, though with a somewhat messy UI. Hopefully it will serve your purpose.
To use it, you have to link your device to a PC and follow instructions. Your level of tech expertise won't be a factor.
I believe there are other simpler solutions out there, but I went with the crowd. Hope this helps.
Titanium Backup is the way to go
It's just fantastic, set up a new ROM + Kernel; 15 minutes later all my apps are exactly how they were before I wiped my phone.
thats not where your app data is stored, though. You'll want to check out /data/data
Titanium backup is the best tool for backing up and restoring everything, its well worth the purchase. You can back up everything into one folder that is easily copied to your PC
What you want is titanium back up. it is the best for that.
Open the app,click the back up and restore tab, click an app, hit freeze. .
You can also un-install but really no reason to and if you have trouble you can unfreeze vs backing up and uninstalling
Follow this guide to unlock your bootloader, install custom recovery, and root your device. You can use the space to store full backups of your phone via custom recovery or apps with Titanium Backup.
Just back up your data using some backup app like Titanium Backup or Parcel (I used Parcel and it worked fine), uninstall, install my apk, and restore your data. The backup/restore step will take quite a long time, as LLSIF has a lot of downloaded data.
You'll still have to download the new content from today though obviously
Root your phone and use Titanium Backup. You have the choice of totally uninstalling them, or freezing them incase you want to use it at a later stage.
If your bootloader isn't unlocked, then follow this guide and get Titanium Backup. You'll need to wipe your phone again but it's worth it.
If you're rooted you can use Titanium Backup.
If not, you can try Helium, I'm not sure it would cover your use case but it seems like the best option.
Right, I was just clearing up your doubts in that regard. I didn't really mean to contradict you, just saying that Android is easier than you might think. But yeah, switching could appear cumbersome to some. I'm a software tester though, and regularly have to use both platforms (and I personally own an iOS tablet and an Android phone), and honestly, as far as ease of use, I see no difference.
And as far as the cloud back up, Titanium ([link]), with the backup placed in a folder that syncs to a cloud service, but that requires root. I didn't say that was easier, but it seems more comprehensive, from what users have said online. I haven't had to use it.
You can use Titanium Backup to automate backups/restores of all your apps/settings. Requires root though. Also, Auxo and Fancy Switcher are pretty similar. I use a Nexus 6 for my personal cell, and a 5S as my work cell. The Nexus seems much more customizable, but due to Android version/device fragmentation you have to do a lot more digging at times.
Backup your apps with Titanium Backup (requires root), wipe, flash the latest version of COS12, and then restore your apps+data with Titanium Backup.
If you're using TWRP, then you can wipe system, data and cache while keeping your internal storage (files, pics, videos) untouched.
Next time, make a TWRP (NANDroid) backup before trying out a new ROM. That way, you can restore it and easily go back to your previous ROM with apps and settings intact.
You can disable or uninstall the Asus apps as well. Use an app like Titanium Backup to remove or make these changes. You can freeze/disable/backup all these changes and eventually restore them if need be if problems arise. Asus apps are in the Play store as well if you need them again. This requires a root of course. Note it's usually safer to just disable or hide these apps using ZenUI or another launcher. Remember to backup.
I highly recommend Titanium backup, you'll need a rooted device, but with it you'll be able to preserve all of your apps data, and restore it once you've performed a factory reset or whatever it is you're planning to do. It saves the backups to a folder on your SD card which you can upload to the Cloud storage host of your choice, or copy the files across onto your desktop, it's up to you.
You can save yourself the hassle of reinstalling your apps one by one with Titanium Backup. It requires root and the pro version allows you to backup your SMS/MMS messages as well as your call history. It's one of the most useful apps I use.
I used Titanium Backup to make a backup of all of my apps and their data, then I copied the backup folder from internal storage onto my computer. I also copied all of my camera pictures and any other personal data by using MTP.
Sure, and thanks that was very clear!
So one app says you're rooted, one says you're not, then SuperSU (from the play store) doesn't want to install...
So, I wonder if you are really rooted or not? Maybe try to install a program (aside from SuperSU) that needs root, and see if it works. Like say - Titanium Backup., and see what it does.
You're going to have to wipe and start from scratch. You don't have to wipe your internal storage so you can still keep your personal files. You'll just have to re-download your apps. Next time, use Titanium Backup to backup your apps.
I used Titanium Backup to get rid of Voice Mate and a few other annoying apps. Titanium Backup has a feature called "Freeze" that disables and hides apps, including ones that are hard to get rid of. You do need root to use Titanium Backup, and you need the Pro version of Titanium Backup to get the freeze feature, but as far as paid apps go it is one of the best ones I have bought.
You can disable ALL presidential (and therefore, these amber alerts) on your Android phone by disabling the "Emergency Broadcasts" application.
You need to be you can be inspired, or rooted to do this, once you are, there are a lot of tools for disabling, for removing any apk you want. I used titanium backup in my case.
Rooted Users detailed instructions.
Note: This will disable ALL emergency alerts of all types on your phone.
For Non-Rooted Users, follow these steps from /u/elatllat
adb shell pm disable-user --user 0 com.android.cellbroadcastreceiver
(root NOT required)
until Canada adopts a system that has a chance of being effective.
PM /u/elatllat if you want help setting up email alerts for amber alerts.
adb shell pm list packages -d | grep cellbroadcastreceiver
Will list the package name if it's still disabled (replace grep with findstr if using windows).
You need to be rooted to do this, once you are, there are a lot of tools for disabling, for removing any apk you want. I used titanium backup in my case.
I'd Root, and install Adaway (Blocks adverts through modifying the hosts file) then install TiBu to restore all my old phones data and apps on the newer one. Once that's done, I'd flash Viper4Android onto the device shortly after converting my SeLinux mode to permissive with the older SeLinux Changer (Version 2.02 sticks on boot the newer version does not) to improve upon the devices audio processing.
It depends on your situation. All I've ever needed is TWRP backups and Titanium backup.
I use Titanium Backup
Edit: Link formatting
Titanium Backup - You can backup, restore, freeze (with Pro) your apps + data + Market links. This includes all protected apps & system apps, plus external data on your SD card. You can do 0-click batch & scheduled backups. Backups will operate without closing any apps (with Pro). You can move any app (or app data) to/from the SD card.
Kernel Adiutor - An application which manages kernel parameters.
It depends on your kernel which features you can use. With Kernel Adiutor you can tweak and monitor things like: CPU (Frequency, Governor), I/O Scheduler, Kernel Samepage Merging, Low Memory Killer (Minfree settings), Virtual Memory, Flash/Backup, Build prop Editor, Recovery (Flash, Wipe), Init.d editor, Saving Profiles.
Greenify - Greenify help you identify and put the misbehaving apps into hibernation when you are not actively using them, to stop them from lagging your device or leeching the battery, in a unique way! They can do nothing without explicit launch by you or other apps, while still preserving full functionality when running in foreground.
Ice Box - Apps freezer - Ice Box is a box to freeze and store the apps you rarely used. Apps in box will be HIDDEN from launcher and won't be able to steal your battery or cellular data in background. You can easily launch them from Ice Box, just like launch from a home screen folder. They'll be frozen automatically after screen lock or back to launcher and can't do anything in background.
DriveDroid - DriveDroid allows you to boot your PC from ISO/IMG files stored on your phone. This is ideal for trying Linux distributions or always having a rescue-system on the go... without the need to burn different CDs or USB pendrives. DriveDroid also includes a convenient download menu where you can download USB-images of a number of operating systems from your phone (like Mint, Ubuntu, Fedora, OpenSUSE and Arch Linux). Around 35 different systems are available at this moment.
AdAway - An ad blocker that uses the hosts file. The hosts file is a system file that contains a list of mappings between host names and IP addresses. When an app requests an ad from a host in that file, this request is redirected to the local IP 127.0.0.1, which does nothing. You can download predefined hosts files from within the app to incorporate them into the system's hosts file. It is also possible to use your own files and to add certain hosts to white- and black-lists.
substratum theme engine - The most popular, modularized theming engine for the Android ecosystem.
BuildProp Editor - The “build.prop” file is a system file that exists on every Android device. The file contains build information and other system properties which are used throughout the operating system.
System properties are string key-value pairs. You can create or modify a system property in the build.prop file which will be loaded when your device first boots.
[root] LiveBoot - LiveBoot is a boot animation that shows you logcat and dmesg outputs on-screen as they happen. Output configuration includes logcat level, buffer and format selection; whether to show dmesg; the amount of lines that should fit on your screen, whether word-wrap should be employed, and if output should be color-coded.
Trimmer (fstrim) - Almost all Android devices use NAND chips for data storage. Because of how NAND chips work, they may become significantly slow after some time. Trimming would help to restore NAND Chips performance to their initial value. Although Android 4.3+ supports trim natively, users have no control over this process and Android doesn't trim the storage for a very long time. "Trimmer (fstrim)" helps you to run trim on your device manually if you feel it has become laggy.
Are you trolling? Titanium Backup's official name on the Play Store is literally "Titanium Backup ★ root"
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Are you rooted?
TitaniumBackup has implemented this feature.
You could use titanium backup to freeze it.
Titanium Backup is really helpful for making backups for apps and stuff like that.
Flashfire is really helpful for flashing zips and OTA's
EX Kernel Manager along with elemental x kernel has a great features as well as wake gestures
Lucky Patcher (personally my favorite) Helps you hack iAp's
substratum can apply custom themes which are really cool
and make sure to install busybox
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Rooted Android Phone with Dont Starve installed
Titanium Backup https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.keramidas.TitaniumBackup&hl=en
7Zip (portable version will work as well) https://www.7-zip.org/download.html
Dont Starve (Not DST) Installed on PC (I have the steam version,so locations might differ)
1.Start a new game on dont starve on phone(you can use ROG if you like)
2.Get to day 2 (so the game saves)
3.Close game and go to Titanium Backup
4.Select Dont Starve and make backup
5.Plug phone into PC,and navigate to Titanium backup folder
6.Copy the file "com.kleientertainment.doNotStarvePocket-20180617-081340.tar" (note the date in the middle might differ depending on when you create the backup.) to the PC.
7.Using 7Zip,go into the file and extract the following files;
8.Rename the 4 files by taking "files" out of the name.
9.Navigate to your PC install location.
e.g - C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\userdata\<Steam ID>\219740\Remote
11.Copy your renamed files (from step 8) into that location,overwriting anything in there.
12.Start the game (if steam wants you to re-sync files,select local copy should go to cloud,not cloud to pc)
If everything went as described,you should be able to continue where you left off on day 2.
To reverse the process and get the saves back on your phone, copy the files from the folder and place it elsewhere.(i just copy it to my desktop.
Rename the files by adding "files" to the front of it again.
Open "com.kleientertainment.doNotStarvePocket-20180617-081340.tar" in 7zip and replace the files in there.
Copy "com.kleientertainment.doNotStarvePocket-20180617-081340.tar" back to your phone in the Titanium Backup folder
Open Titanium Backup and choose restore save - Data Only
When you start the game on your phone,it should have your saved game from the PC on there
You can do this as many times as you like.
PS you can copy the backup files(my folder called bak) back into the original location,and your PC saves should work again.
Last note, I know i said create a new game,thats the proof of concept I was working with.
If you have a saved game on PC for DS with ROG enabled and no mods,a direct transfer to android should work
1. What is the process for flashing a new ROM?
This will be shown in my instructions below.
2. What's the best way to back up my apps and data before the flash?
The best way would be to make a backup through TWRP. This would backup the whole partition however it would only be able to be restored on the same ROM you were on when you made the backup. If you want to make a backup of apps and data that you can restore anywhere, you would want to use Titanium Backup. However this app requires root so if you want to use it ask me for rooting instructions. However I suggest just starting fresh on CyanogenMod and just use the data that Google automatically backs up for you (contacts and stuff like that).
3. Is it required to root the phone? If so, how do I do that?
No it is not, however if you would like to do so for Titanium Backup just ask me and I can give you rooting instructions.
4. I've read that I need to first flash a "recovery image" like TWRP. What's that about and how do I do that?
A recovery is a mini-OS that lives in another partiton on your device. It can perform basic functions such as installing, wiping, backing up, etc. Your device comes with a stock recovery that is used for updating and factory resetting, however this is programmed to only install things signed by the vendor. So you would need to flash a custom recovery like Team Win Recovery Project, TWRP for short, to be able to flash custom things. TWRP is one of the more full featured recoveries so it is preferred. How to install it is in my instructions below.
5. Do I then use the backup I made to put my apps and data back on the device?
Depends on how you backup. If you made a TWRP backup then you would have to start fresh and the only data you would have kept is the data linked to your Google account. If you used Titanium Backup you should be able to restore your apps and their data seamlessly. However as said before I suggest just starting fresh.
6. How long, roughly, should the entire process take?
The manual work would take at max 15 minutes top as long as there are no hiccups. The automatic stuff can take up to 20 or 30 minutes in total depending on your device, however it is usually shorter than that. So manual work and automatic work combined I would say it would take around 20 to 30 minutes if you just do a standard clean install (without backups).
7. Are there any "gotchas" that I should watch out for?
Everything is usually straight forward and I'm here to help if you need. However keep in mind that this will most likely void any warranty you have and that we aren't responsible for what you do to your device. Also keep in mind that there is always a possibility that you would loose your data.
8. If the process fails, how easy is it to "back out" of the update to try again with a different loader or ROM, or to put the original stock 4.4.2 back on until I can try again? (I don't want to end up with a useless bricked phone.
Hard bricking a phone is very hard and is almost impossible unless trying to be done deliberately. If it fails to the point where you would want to go back to stock, you can simply reflash the stock ROM. You can just ask and I can give you instructions for it.
Link to what? An example?
These are my top apps for rooted phones:
A good start, although not perfect, is to use something like Cyanogemod - which essentially follows a rolling release model - without installing GApps and, instead, use F-Droid.
If you can't live without calendar and contact sync, you can set up NextCloud on a Linux server of your liking, only sync locally over your LAN, and install the excellent DAVDroid app from F-Droid.
Additionally, install NetGuard to block internet access for individual apps. Note that up to this point, no root required!
If you know what you're doing and feel comfortable enough, you can root your device (CyanogenMod lets you do that in the Developer options, no need to flash SuperSu and the like) and use something like AFWall+. In addition, you could then install oandbackup as an app backup manager (similar to Titanium Backup). However, this requires a working BusyBox (which can easily be installed from F-Droid).
Finally, another useful app (no root required) might be Locker, which allows you to set a maximum number of failed unlock attempts before the device gets wiped (in case you lose your phone). However, this app only makes sense if you're phone is encrypted.
Here's what I did, including complete backup/restore (this assumes you are rooted). unfortunately, you have to format data in order to get it to work.
I don't know your skill level, so I'll write this as simply as I can, for those who might arrive here from Google.
WARNING The steps provided in this guide could potentially brick your phone if done incorrectly. I am not responsible for the decisions you make that may permanently or temporarily damage or destroy your phone. Use at your own risk. If you are not sure what any of the steps are STOP and ask questions!
Here we go
*Once when I was doing this for a friend, his TBU-generated Update.zip would not flash (error 7). Do not panic, because as long as you followed directions, you can fix it. If it fails:
Let me know if something was unclear, or you have any questions!
Edited for clarity, grammar, and to add the footnote
I would just go to sultans cm13 build, which is the successor of the one you are running. Here is the LINK
I know that the title of the thread says "unofficial" but i think that was because he created the rom before cm13 was tagged as stable, and he is not able to change the title of the thread. This rom has the stable cm13 branch merged into it, has sultans awesome camera, and other great stuff :D
The installation instruction can be found in the first post
I am not really familiar with backups, but i was just wondering why you do not have flashed superSU? I assume that you have twrp on your phone and thus you would only need to download the superSU zip HERE, boot into twrp and install it...
Then you could simply use something like Titanium Backup which seems to be one of the best backup apps. I usually just wipe my phone and say goodbye to the old trash on my phone (except my music :P)
Titanium Backup. It's worth the paying for the pay version as well.
Ah, sorry. Are you still on Kit kat? Have you rooted the phone?
With those 2 questions i can send you to a couple of links when i finish my breakfast and get to my desktop.
Edit: Breakfast finished and with the assumption of answers of Yes and No to the above questions, here is the process I went through a few days ago:
I used purpledrake option from this guide to get root and this guide here to get TWRP installed
After this you can use the TWRP recovery mode to create a full backup of your ROM so that you can recover to it as if you had just shut down.
Once I had it all rooted I installed Titanium Backup so that I could back up all the apps I would want to restore when I wiped everything. (I have had a premium key since day 1, so I can't remember what the limitations on the free version are, sorry)
From here you will want to download the latest CM12 nightlies from here as welll as getting the google apps package. There are many sources, but this is the one I used. Select the Android 5.0 one.
Once you've got all that stuff copy it onto your phone and reboot in recovery mode.
Choose the advanced wipe tool and select all the options except internal storage and SD card. (working from memory here, can't remember exact wording, but hopefully it should be clear enough) then go back to the main menu, choose install and you can then choose to install the CM12 zip and add the gapps zip as well. Hopefully it should be clear how to do it, but if not I can do a dry run of the steps and stick them up here.
After it's all installed and sorted you will be in CM12, can install Titanium Backup, restore your apps and you're set.
I should of course stick the obligatory disclaimer in here that it although it worked perfectly fine for me I cannot and will not guarantee that you won't destroy your phone or cause your nearest nuclear power plant to explode. If either of these do happen then my apologies, but I won't be held responsible.
If your device is rooted you can backup your launcher & app data with oandbackup or Titanium Backup.
If you are not rooted then your only option to backup is adb backup (you'll need a PC and ADB installed). See:
Unless Your phones are already rooted, then I don't think there is a way.
If they were, you could use Titanium Backup
>* Titanium Backup + Pro Key - This is the only app I can say is the best app you will ever spend money on. Functions perfectly and quickly in backing up apps. But you're probably wondering why you'd want one. Well if you want an app quick and you can't find it in the below stores, you can simply buy it in the Play Store, back it up with TB, and then refund it. Incredibly simple, incredibly easy.
With how many apps did you test with? This method won't work if the app uses Google Play DRM (<code>com.android.vending.CHECK_LICENSE</code> permission).
Get the latest from apkmirror
...or root and then remove with Titanium Backup, then add it directly from Play Store.
If the other solutions don't work just flash the su package and use a freezing app to disable it. If you need Google Pay or something then afterwards you would have to flash the su remover or use something like iSu.
As for manual updates, every time there's a push update usually somebody else gets it first so it's on the 'Net before my phone actually gets the push update notification. Since I have to re-root my phone every time after an official push update anyways, it really doesn't matter if I use the 'Net one or official push update.
I've gotten a little slow and lazy to do updates over the years, because even official push updates there's sometimes problems where people report major issues caused by the official update. I remember there were times I chose to do full image updates instead of the mini-push updates to avoid such happening to me. I've never had any major problems, but I always use Titanium Backup and copy stuff off my phone before updates to ensure I can recover if I lose everything. I think the worse I've ever experienced was a few sideloaded APK apps disappearing after updates, but I can restore them back easily with Titanium Backup.
I'm sure most people don't have issues just doing official push updates though. And by the time official updates stop it's usually time to upgrade my phone, or I'll just flash a custom ROM, or just carry on without an update. Manual updates and flashing custom ROM aren't that difficult once you've done them a few times, and it's actually gotten easier to do them over the years. And I'm not really that concerned if my phone is behind on the updates in terms of security exploit patches. I mean it's important but I figure the chances I'd get hit is pretty low. I don't click on email/sms links, I don't do my web browsing on my phone, and I check APK's with virus total before side loading and after. And if my phone gets stolen, I have it passworded and encrypted already plus I use Cerberus which can track down where it is and/or remote wipe my phone. I'm not sure where else an incoming exploit could come from, but even then I figure what's the odds I'd get targeted.
I don't even remember the last time my N5 got a push update, so who knows how many unpatched security updates it's missing. But I'm still semi-using it as such. I know somebody who already custom flash their N5 to Android N. So there's still hope for older phones with discontinued official support.
IDK, I guess it's a lot of work for those who just want to use their phones and aren't interested in tinkering with it to get the most out of it and still have it secure and update to date as possible. But then I guess the trade off for convenience is to just buy a new phone.
There is no app that can do that without root.
There's only a couple things that are still keeping me tied to the iOS as a platform:
• An easy and complete backup/restore system. I'm aware of apps like Titanium Backup and Helium, but those aren't nearly as good as first-party backup system like Apple offers. Every night, my phone automatically backs up everything, and if the next day, my phone were to be lost, stolen, or destroyed, I'd only lose a couple hours of stuff. As soon as I could get a replacement iPhone, all I'd have to do would be to plug it into my computer, open iTunes, and click "restore from backup", then it'd be like nothing had ever happened. Honestly, I'm really surprised that Google hasn't added that to Android yet. This is definitely the biggest factor keeping me with Apple (besides the nightmarish thought of the migration process itself).
• iMessage. Google Hangouts is the closest thing to it on the Android side, but almost all my friends and family use iMessage. Yes, there's Facebook Messenger, but it cannot handle SMS/MMS (which iMessage can). There's really nothing wrong with Google Hangouts at all. I just wish more people used it. Ideally, it'd be set it as the default messenger app on all new Android phones moving forward, but unfortunately carriers and manufactures (especially Samsung) prevent Google from doing that. [Citation needed]
One thing you have to take notice of, is that Samsung locked the camera drivers. If you use any ROM other than Touchwiz, you basically lose the camera. The camera starts 4 out of 10 times, and you lose all the options like burst mode etc. If it doesn't start, you have to reboot the phone or kill 4 different processes.
I've tried a dozen ROM's and this problem persists. I have my s4 for three years now and went back to TouchWiz a while ago. Just for the camera.
If you want to get rid of the bloathware, my personal suggestion is to get root access, install a firewall, install an ad blocker, install Titanium Backup so you can freeze apps / deinstall them. (it's worth the money but the free version will also help you) while you're at it, install SDmaid too.
I'm on my phone but I'll post the Play market links in my breaktime.
Just so you know, I turned down the offer to get a new phone and decided to use the s4 for another year (4 years total), bought an extra battery although the "old" one is still decent. It's a terrific phone. And I'm a really heavy user!
Titanium Backup select an app, and freeze it.
example of firewall just select apps that are allowed to connect to the internet.
Keep the machine clean with Sd maid
I used Titanium Backup for that.
You could try uninstalling it with titanium backup
TWRP and CWM are custom recoveries. These are used to flash custom ROMS or do Nandroid backups. Xposed is a framework that allows you to modify and customize your device in a way that even root can't achieve. Titanium Backup is a way to backup your apps/data and remove bloatware.
Yes, except for very few device/rom specific apps (TouchWiz apps, etc).
Yes, Titanium can achieve this as well as Helium.
If you want to completely switch ROM's, all you have to do is wipe the system partition (maybe data, depends on rom) and flash the new rom. If you want to have multiple ROM's, try [MultiRom].([link])
You can do a Nandroid backup in either of the recoveries I talked about in question 1. This will back up the entire partition. You can also do individual app backups in Helium.
In order to take an OTA, the system partition can't be modified in either way. So this would require un-rooting. Otherwise you could just flash the M image once it's available.
In order to install a custom recovery, you would need to unlock your bootloader first. This would wipe all data. But once the recovery is installed, you can back up the OS.
Hope this helps! Feel free to message me if you have any questions.
Do you have root on those boxes? Titanium Backup might be suitable for what you want to do.
Did you check on this page for ROMs? AFAIK, they're all TW-based, but some, if not all, are deodexed, which would definitely be an improvement. Your other option is to do what I did and just use Titanium Backup to freeze any apps you don't want, like SDM (the Verizon OTA updater). That's the closest you'll get to deodexed on stock.
Regardless, you're correct, you need to go back to 4.4.4 (or 4.4.2, I forget which, just follow this tutorial), root, install TWRP, then use that to get 5.0 or higher. Hope this helps!
Backup everything to an SD card, move SD card to new phone, restore from SD card.
>why do you think titanium backup needs root?
LOL. It's literally in the title and in BOLD in the app's description! https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.keramidas.TitaniumBackup&hl=en
I've used it for years and it always required root. What "Titanium backup" are you even thinking of?
>they did a terrible job. why do you think people still use titanium backup?
I hate to break it to you, but Titanium peaked in ~~2002~~ 2012 and it's had a sharp and steady decline in popularity since then.
I would imagine anyone clinging to Titanium likely uses an app where the developer has not implemented Google backup.
>making app data accessable to the users' choice of backup tools doesn't prevent app developers from implementing their own backups.
This is nonsense, again.
It's up to the developer to allow or restrict users from having access to data outside of the app. For example, how stupid would a developer need to be to create a banking app where you can easily copy and restore data to another device using a third-party tool? This is why many smart developers force you to log in to re-download data from their secure servers.
>and the fact that it isn't accessible proves that android was never about putting control in the hands of users
Android put security first in this case. They gave way more control compared to any other mobile OS, so I don't know what you're going on about.
>how is that even remotely relevant? dark mode actually changes the app's content, of course it won't work perfectly without the app's cooperation. backups don't change anything, they just save the current state
I'm talking about a developer who implements a feature for the OS to take advantage of (i.e. dark mode). You want the same thing but for backups. Someone else may want it for biometric authentication (again, something the developer needs to implement to work with the OS - not the other way around).
If you have never developed software, then none of this would make sense to you. Unfortunately, I can't continue going back and forth with this. If you have a gripe, I suggest contacting Google or developers to sort it out - I'm sure they will listen in order to make users happy. I just personally think that what you're asking isn't up to Google to fix - they offer the API's and tools for developers to work with, but it's up to the developer to make use of it.
Indeed. There's quite a few nice things about Oxygen, but I don't really miss it.
Since OP is rooted, I advise flashing a custom ROM (after backing up everything with Titanium or Migrate). I use ResurrectionRemix, mainly because it has full Substratum support/lots of customization in addition to all the nice LineageOS features. I tried several different ROMs before settling on it. The only problem I have is that there's no AOD, but I use an app for that.
Hey, would you mind answering questions for me? It's either this or I create my own post, but it's too soon after this post.
Is this the order of events? Format as Internal Storage -> Titanium Backup -> TWRP Backup -> App2SD Pro -> Create partitions -> SD Maid.
I have 28.96 GB in my SD Card. I want 1-2 GB for music files, and the rest for games and apps. I also want emulators, which are counted as apps. But the emulated roms are not apps, they're files. Do I need 3 partitions? And what format should I use for each?
I've heard only app data should be in SD Cards; is that true and/or better?
If it helps, I'm running LineageOS 14.1 (Android 7.1.2) on a Samsung Tab E. Thanks in advance, sorry for all the questions.
Android has some incredible backup / sync capabilities, though they typically require root.
NANDroid backups from a custom recovery like TWRP can save basically everything.
Titanium Backup does an amazing job saving individual apps and their data (plus SMS messages, call logs, Wi-Fi networks, etc).
Termux is also available with rsync, which is a fantastic way to keep folders synced between your phone and computer.
Titanium Backup always works for me. Requires root.
I have the N910U (international) which looks like it is compatible with AT&T
I use root for:
debloating (via Titanium Backup)
system level ad blocking (via Adaway)
system maintenance (via SDMaid)
app level backup/restore and multiple data profiles (via Titanium Backup)
As far as battery on-screen, if that is really a concern beyond what you get with stock, there are extended batteries available for the Note 4 that are 2-3x the capacity of the factory ones.
Titanium Backup, Ad-Away, Disable Service, Root Check
You can with titanium backup. Just back it up with data and you're golden.
Edit: Link: [link]
Check out Titanium Backup.
Use this app
~~1. Install Snapchat 9.21.0~~
~~2. Install Xposed~~
~~3. Install SnapPrefs~~
Edit: Proper instructions follow:
Root your device. I won't help with this, just google root <device model>
root <device model>
Install Snapchat 18.104.22.168, find an apk somewhere, not linking that.
Get Titanium Backup
Log in to Snapchat
Make a backup of Snapchat data with TB
Install Xposed Installer
Use Xposed Installer to install the Xposed Framework
Install SnapPrefs and activate it
Clear snapchat app data, then restore with TB
Tweak SnapPrefs settings as you like
Then you're ready to go
I second this, don't use any other app, Titanium backup will cover all of your needs. Trust me.
Premium and ads is a good option. Alternatively, you could give the free version less content.
Releasing two versions has its drawbacks. You will have to manage twice as many apps every update, and would have to implement seamless transition of saved games from the free to the paid version.
You could have an IAP to unlock the premium version. But then your game might get associated with games with horrible IAP practices.
There is a third option, which I think is the best and not too many people know about. I'll quote where I heard about it here:
> Or, do as Titanium Backup does. The main app is free, but the unlock key app is paid. Then, they only have to maintain the one app and never change the API for the unlock key. (Basically, it would just check to see if that key "app" is present)
> Main app: [link]
> Unlock key: [link]
I think it's worth it (I run a Nexus 5 with CM13 + Xposed). What your best bet would be to do is use KingRoot or another root method that doesn't wipe your device to root, use an app like Titanium Backup, Helium or MyBackup to backup your apps and app data, move everything to your computer, unlock the bootloader, flash TWRP, flash xposed and then move everything back to your phone and restore your apps+data.
It'll take you about an hour or two, but once you finish, you'll be glad you did.
That's all I use mine for + reddit. The problem I had with the tablet was sometimes it'd be unbearably laggy, and the only solution I found was to use titanium backup with pro key (kinda pricey, but so worth it) to freeze apps, and that needs root access.
Here's the root guide I used, if you have issues with the driver like I did in this post, you have to manually pick the right one in device manager, it'll be Intel > Android Bootloader Interface.
After rooted, I used Titanium backup to freeze all these apps:
and whatever else I know I won't use (face unlocker, stuff like that)
I've tried almost every browser in the app store, and UC Browser is the fastest one for me, and their UC mini version is even faster.
After all that and a couple developer tweaks, I have almost no issues with the tablet. It's worth it if you're not intimidated by this kinda stuff. You can always hit me up if you get stuck.
Titanium Backup does work well for backing up an Android phone, but it's a 3rd party application.
Heads up, this does not backup app data (game saves, settings, etc). For that, you will need root and Titanium Backup
You won't lose camera quality or features/abilities by rooting the S5.
I'd recommend looking at the different roms available to the Verizon S5 variant at the XDA forums too: [link]
But if not, as mentioned freeze anything you don't intend to use with Titanium Backup. Get Greenify as well since you'll only have root.
Titanium Backup should be just fine. When in doubt, backup everything!
Adaway - Adblock
TitaniumBackup - Used for backing up all your apps and data or deleting system apps you don't need (like Cloudify/Baton)
Disable Service - Disable some useless services to enhance battery life
Servicely - Makes battery life better by killing services when screen is off. Do not get this if you get Greenify + xposed (will be mentioned later).
texdroider_dpi - Lower your DPI to make more appear on your screen at a time
TWRP Manager - Easily update your recovery, backup your rom, etc.
FKUpdater - Use this to install Franco's Kernel, which improves battery life. It has tons of kernel settings, and allows you to add per-app profiles, which is extremely useful for gaming on the go (it can not allow games to use more than 2 cores, and limit the clock speed, because gaming can use tons of battery. This is what I use it for, but you can use it for other things too). There is also a free version of this app.
Greenify - Save battery life. Greenify can be used without xposed, but without xposed, Servicely is better. I highly recommend picking up the donator pack, so you can enable GCM push, which allows you to still get all notifications.
Amplify - Can block wakeups, which will save battery life.
True Silent Mode for Lollipop - Allows you to enable silent mode like in the old versions of android (not 'none' mode, which makes your phone not even turn on LED light).
YouTube Adaway - Regular Adaway can't remove YouTube ads. You need this to remove them.
I can't find the original thread I used to root it, but mine is a S4, not S4 active so it would be different anyway. I used this to upgrade my rooted S4 to lollipop and keep root.
I would check out XDA S4 Active forum to look for how to root.
Once you have root access, you can use Titanium Backup or System App Remover to remove any apps you don't want.
Titanium Backup can backup your apps and data. The paid version can make a flashable zip.
Autopebble, ever since I got a Pebble watch)
Live Jellyfish LWP & Kraken LWP (everyone needs big writhing sea creatures on their home screen sometimes)
If you're rooted Titanium Backup is supposed to be a pretty good solution.
Otherwise unfortunately there's isn't exactly one way to easily back everything up. Contacts you can back up well with MCBackup. Pictures can be transferred to a computer or uploaded to the cloud. WhatsApp has its own backup method you can use.
You can backup most apps' app data using Helium.
Titanium Backup is the golden standard but you need to be rooted to use it. Helium is also pretty good for backing up app data and can be used without root.
However, I'm pretty sure that it is possible to flash a Lollipop firmware without wiping, you just have to uncheck "wipe data" when flashing in Flashtool. Though regardless it is better to wipe as it can help avoid problems.
BTW if you're interested in rooting this is a good opportunity to do it! I recommend this guide.
titaniumbackup works great. You can dump the app's saved data easily.
If you're rooted, Titanium Backup is the obvious choice.
Link me TitaniumBackup [link]
No root? wellp this is the closest you can find
link me MyBackup: [link]
Want root? First time may take around 20-30 minutes: [link]
But I don't want to not get updates!!! :( Have no fear cyanogenmod is here [link]
I don't like all these options: wellp go screw yourself it took me 4 minutes to type this up so better appreciate it.
Hmm. Not sure. You could check here I guess.
Do you have root? Best app I have found for disabling apps is Titanium Backup (which also backs up your apps, as the name implies).
Oandbackup or TitaniumBackup. If you don't have root then adb backup.
What you specifically need is your phone rooted and a backup solution like Titanium or Helium
You could also use the custom recovery you install when rooting your device to make a full device backup if you ever mess things up.
You mean on mobile, right? It is possible (may require rooted Android/jailbroken iOS device). I have no idea how to do so on iOS but will discuss some options below for Android.
The free version of Titanium Backup will allow you to backup/restore apps and/or data, and you can move the data backups out of the TB folder..and copy them back in as you please and then use TB to restore data to swap accounts :) The paid version of TB would make it way easier by allowing you to create data profiles and switch between them (and it automagically switches the data for apps you have setup for multiple profiles; there's another app just for data profile + switching but I can't remember the name). There's also the Helium app on Android which claims to be able to backup apps & data without root, but I've never tried & don't know if or how to pull off the data switch with it (though I imagine it'd be almost exactly the same).
Another thought, less good: you used to be able to create "clones" of apps pretty easily, and then could run two instances of something you'd otherwise only ever be able to run one of - original + alternates, or multiple alienates, whatever. I used this for an Android app before and it worked great, and I saw a way to do so on iOS, but I'm not sure if it's still possible on either AND it's more likely to be considered an account-bannable issue as you're using a modified version of their original app which is possibly illegal and almost definitely against the TOS. The hardest part is figuring out what to modify, but once you do it's really simple to use find/replace in a text editor to make it fast. I'm pretty sure I didn't have to decompile or recompile...but I can't quite remember how the hell I did it. Lmao. Wouldn't really suggest this for Android unless you're highly technical.
Edit: and if you decide to root/jailbreak please make some backup codes for Steam beforehand in case of bricking =\ That would really freaking suck to not have them in that case.
Gravitybox [XPOSED] (All in one Customization tool without flashing ROM)
Advance Power Menu+ (APM+) [XPOSED] (Customize power menu)
Greenify and/or Amplify and/or Power Nap [XPOSED] (Preserve your battery)
Youtube Adaway/Youtube Background Playback/Adaway [XPOSED]
Titanium Backup (In-depth Data backup + more)
Viper4Android + Dolby Atmos + MaxxAudio + ExtremeBeats [MODS] (Amplify your music listening experience)
I recommend Electroactive Kernel + Any ROM of your choice (or even stock) or best performance and Battery Life.
For more performance, you can flash Nitro X Spark.
Photos, music, and downloads will stay on your device after a factory reset. AFAIK you can't back up system settings. I suggest Titanium backup if you're rooted or App Backup & Restore if you aren't to back up apps. Keep in mind App Backup and Restore won't back up app data or settings.
For people who do not have Android O, you can get the same functionality with Titanium Backup.