When a person buys an Android device, one of the first things on mind is rooting the Android. And later comes flashing of custom ROMs, custom kernels etc. The user may not loose all the apps and data while rooting an Android, but it is lost during flashing of a new custom ROM since a factory reset needs to be performed. So it becomes a necessity that all the apps and the system data have a proper backup.

Titanium Backup

Titanium Backup is one such app that will backup your apps and data with just a single touch. It is one of the very few apps to have a 5-star rating on the Google Play Store. While backing up the apps is done with relative ease, restoring the apps becomes a bit tedious if you are not using Titanium Backup Pro i.e the paid version. Free version is also very useful but the only disadvantage is that the apps will be installed one at a time. The user will be prompted every time a new app is installed. But in the Pro version all the apps will be installed with just a single tap.

Here is a tutorial on how to backup and restore your apps and data.

Requirements:

How to Backup Apps:

  1. Download Titanium Backup.
  2. Press Menu. Go to Settings>>Applications>>Development.
  3. Tick the Android Debugging check-box.
  4. Open Titanium Backup. You will get a prompt from the Superuser app. Press allow.
  5. Now Press Menu and then “batch”. Following screen will appear.

    Backup

  6. Tap on the “Backup all user apps”.
  7.  If the backup of system data is needed then tap on Backup all system data”.
  8. All the apps and data will be backed up successfully.

How to Restore Apps:

  1. Make sure Android debugging is enabled.
  2. Open Titanium Backup. Press Menu and then “batch”.
  3. Scroll down and you will see the following screen.
    Restore
  4. Tap on “Restore missing apps with data”. A prompt will appear whether the user wants to install the app. Press “install”.
  5. If the system data is needed then select “Restore all system data”.
  6. Done !

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