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Titanium Backup, perhaps the most popular and powerful root backup solution available, got an update to version 5.8 today, an update that brought with it fixes, added support, and new features.

Probably the most significant new feature is the addition of web server backup uploading and downloading (for Pro users). If that sounded like a sentence written in Greek, we'll try to expound – what this means is that your device can now start a web server right from the Titanium Backup interface. You can then download and upload backups on your PC by accessing the server (in a method similar to AirDroid). The web interface, just like its mobile app counterpart, is exceedingly basic, but those who don't expect any frills will be pleasantly surprised by its functionality.

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Besides that, the update brings support for bookmark folders and CWM backups for Pro users, and adds support for USB MTP connection for everyone else. Here's a full look at the change log:

What's in this version:

• [PRO] TB Web server: upload/download all backups (as a ZIP file) on a computer through a Web interface.
• [PRO] Supports bookmark folders (XML).
• [PRO] Supports private CWM backups.
• Supports USB MTP (to access backups).
• Excludes Google Books/Music cached data by default.
• Fixed ext. SD & CWM backup detection on some Galaxy S II devices.
• Fixed missing "lib" directory when integrating a system app update into ROM (Android 4.0+).
• Misc improvements & optimization.
• Updated translations.

Whether you're already a Titanium Backup user, or just someone with a rooted device who wants one of the most powerful root apps around, hit the widget and get Titanium Backup 5.8.

Liam Spradlin
Liam loves Android, design, user experience, and travel. He doesn't love ill-proportioned letter forms, advertisements made entirely of stock photography, and writing biographical snippets.

  • Greyhame

    Is anyone else overwhelmed by what TB can do? I know I am. I paid for this app and I'm only scratching the surface of possibilities. Is there a good "how to" for this app? Thanks in advance.

    • http://www.facebook.com/vanhouse David VanHouse


    • Mark LaFlamme

      Closest I've ever found is here: http://www.titaniumtrack.com/kb/titanium-backup-kb

      • Greyhame

        Nice, thanks!!

    • John_Merritt

      Nope. How about what TB can NOT do ? How about backing up the WHOLE device, phone or tablet, to a USB-connected stick/HD, and for FREE!! TWRP can.

      • Greyhame

        Something tells me you're not into supporting our developers. I have no issue whatsoever paying for an app that makes my life easier, or games that make it more enjoyable. Yes, custom recoveries can make backups. And those backups are often times life savers. But those backups are hard to transfer to from one ROM to another. TB makes it so easy a person with little to no experience can transfer apps/data with ease.

        • John_Merritt

          I pay for all my apps and games. However, I never pay for snakeoil apps like virus killers, malware and ad removers, and crap over-rated backup apps made by greedy devs. There are a lot of greedy devs that believe their app is the second coming of christ and they think we all need their app so they charge stupid prices simply because. I don't need, and will never need TB, when TWRP does it sooo much better. And, if I lose my apps, guess what, I can still download them from the app store, you never lose this ability - you can download them again and again.

          • Greyhame

            ".. crap over-rated backup apps made by greedy devs."

            So wrong. So so wrong. OF COURSE you can redownload your apps from the market, but that won't include data and all the progress you've made on FFII. You're obviously not grasping the purpose of TB.

          • nicotinic

            Or apps that are no longer available in the Play Store.

  • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com/ Cody Toombs

    I've been using the web server feature for the last hour or so and I'm quite the fan already. I just wish the web server also showed the size of the download and that running a backup had a checkbox to auto-start the web server when it completed.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Those are some great suggestions for the author you should email to him.

      • http://www.facebook.com/rmkattan Rami Kattan

        I already suggested adding a feature to download single app backup as zip, not only the whole db, that will be great too.

      • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com/ Cody Toombs

        Shame on him if he's not a regular reader ;)

        I already looked for a forum or feature request location, but I can't seem to find that. I planned to email the feature request to him, but I had a couple of other ideas I wanted to add to the list which I wanted to get in to a single email.

  • Paul

    lol. Who DOESN't have the Pro version? Even on my wifes phone with her own Google account I purchased Titanium Backup Pro. I use and love it that much that I've paid for it twice.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dustin-Lehman/1321902066 Dustin Lehman

      Me. I use ROM ToolBox Pro. Its cheaper and does about the same things TB can do

  • kindrudekid

    not another entry on an already cluttered menu!!

  • Sqube

    As much as I love TiBu... man, I can't wait until they find some design guru to do a UI overhaul. The app is visually overwhelming and unintuitive.