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Titanium Backup has been a top app for rooted users since early in Android's life. It's still one of the best ways to backup and manage the apps installed on your phone or tablet. After the Android 4.3 update started rolling out, users found that Titanium wasn't working quite right. Today's update fixes that issue, and adds a few more goodies.

2013-07-30 00.43.33 2013-07-30 00.43.10 2013-07-30 00.42.59

A number of root apps have been having issues post-4.3. In fact, gaining root access is more tricky now because /system is mounted with the nosuid option. The workaround seems to confuse some apps. At least Titanium should begin working normally, but it's still "initial" support. There could be bugs. Here's the full changelog:

  • Can specify power conditions on scheduled jobs.
  • Added initial support for Android 4.3.
  • Added data exclusion for Media Storage (ie: gallery cache) (enabled by default).
  • Fixed "convert to system app" issue on Android 4.2+ (some converted apps failed to work).
  • Fixed issue with XML call log restore: the names weren't getting restored on some platforms (eg: HTC One).
  • Fixed Android 1.5 support (was broken in TB 6.0.5.1).
  • Updated translations.

The other big changes revolve around better control of backups based on power status and data type. So you can exclude media cache, and make sure your device doesn't start an automated backup until its plugged in. All good things. The update should be live for everyone.

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

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  • Thomas Anders

    Awesome, now if I could just learn how to root my gs3.

  • cy_n_ic

    Someone has to say it.

    Back dat app up!

  • Nathan Fletcher

    I needed this because most of my apps lost their data and I couldn't restore them.

  • David Margolin

    this app needs a serious redesign... i mean, it's the most usefull root app out there... but things are just becoming impossible to find...

  • verntechguy

    Seriously the app needs a redesign.

    • Gandalf_Teh_Gray

      Functionality>Looks.

      Ie Latest Google Maps

      • c00ller

        Believe it or not, there exist apps with great functionality AND great looks! There is no excuse for Ti Backup to look the same as it did in Eclair/Froyo or whenever it was released. Not only that, but the terrible design actually hinders functionality by making said functions more difficult to find.

        • Gandalf_Teh_Gray

          Yes some apps do have both, but usually an update for looks screws up functionality for a while. As long as the app works I don't care what it looks like.

    • ramdanih

      Agree with you

  • Lasse

    Titanium Backup is probably the worst designed and most useful app at the same time I have ...

    • Lasse

      ... But I like the logo!!

      • David Margolin

        like putting a bandaid on a broken leg :)

    • sweenish

      Yeah, I can't ditch it for Helium. Helium's prettier, but lacks a boatload of features in comparison.

      • ramdanih

        but helium can't support motorola devices :(

        • sweenish

          Another caveat, to be sure. I think Sony is also out of the picture for Helium.

          • BademUtku

            Anyone tried G Cloud Backup?

  • Kie

    I wish that when doing batch restores I could make permanent groups to restore by. The only apps I want to restore data for are games, and every time I restore I have to go through the entire list once selecting all my games, and some other random apps. If I could just group them once and have it save that would be great

    • https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=iWizard Bikram Agarwal

      Menu > filter > label. Create a label, say "Games". Add apps to this label.
      Next time when you are restoring, tap 'filter' and select "Games" label there. Now when you go to do batch job, only "Games" labeled apps will be in the batch job. :)

      • Justin Swanson

        Does this persist through a Factory reset?

        • https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=iWizard Bikram Agarwal

          Factory reset through your device recovery (cwm / twrp) - yes.
          Factory reset through android settings - don't do that. That wipes sdcard partition too; thus nuking all data.

      • Kie

        Thanks a lot. This will be extremely useful.