Root your phone, but why is the biggest question which is always asked by many of the Android users. Though there are many advantages of rooting an Android phone and which may not be possible to list and explain all of them in this article but we will see in the due course of this article see on how you can make use of Titanium Backup Application which is almost talked on about by each and every single website out there. Only with the help of Rooting, it allows one to access the system level files which otherwise is not possible if the device is not rooted. In the normal phones which are non-rooted phones, the root access which is required by some of the advanced applications is not granted and hence these refuse to work on the phones.
Rooting basically grants the administrator access with which then you can access the system level files. The reason why the Titanium Backup application requires is to have an access to the system level files which is required to backup all your data for which it needs to do some system level changes which otherwise is not possible if the phone is not rooted.
Though the rooting instructions and methods vary from phone make and manufacturer which you can either find for the same on AndroidAdvices.com or can request the same here in the comments section. Please note that you need to be very careful while rooting the phone as the procedure for rooting differs even with the version of firmware your phone is on currently, so ensure that you ask for the same in the comments section if you need to root your phone.
Features and Salient Features of Titanium Backup Application:
The titanium application comes in two different variants that is in the free application as well as in the paid application which costs around $7. So, in the due course of the article we will see on how you can make use of this application for all your backup needs. This application of Titanium Backup Pro has been rated as the #1 application by many of the renowned forums.
First up you will have to visit the Android Market Place page of Titanium Backup Application after which you need to install the same by following the screen shots which are shown in the below images.
Now, please ensure that the phone in which you are downloading this application is rooted, the simplest possible method to know on whether the phone is rooted or not is to find for the “Superuser” application which is in the skull shaped icon. Just in case if you are unable to find this icon then that will mean that the phone is not rooted and the same needs to be rooted. In the comments section below, just let us know on what is the phone you are using and what is the current firmware version you are on so that it will be easier for us to directly point towards an article where the complete coverage on how you can root the phone is present.
Please note that as you can see in the above screen shots, as soon as you open the downloaded application of “Titanium Backup, you will now be prompted to allow the Superuser request which is prompted by the Superuser itself after which you will be presented with the warning about that the application Settings needs to be chosen to Unknown Sources which will be redirected if you haven’t selected manually as shown above.
Just to ensure that this application is allowed with the Superuser access, you need to ensure that you are ticking on the “Remember” option which you can see as shown in the above image. So, after allowing all this, you are now ready to proceed with the first backup which we will see on how you can perform the same on your Android.
Now, once you open the application, you will straightaway find the interface wherein at the top you will see the options like overview, Backup / Restore and Schedules. So, all you need to do is to just select the corresponding options and need to follow the onscreen instructions.
In the due course of this you need to click on the Backup/Restore tab. Click the Menu button on your phone. From the menu that pops up at the bottom of the screen select Batch. From the large Batch menu select [RUN] Backup all user apps + system data. You can opt to only backup user apps or system data by themselves automatically.
This tools is simply the best tool to backup all your applications as well as data like contacts etc. as with the arrival of firmware upgrades day by day, you need to first have the backup of all the data so that you can then proceed to try different ROMs without needing to bother about the backup of all the data which you used to do it earlier till this application arrived.
It all depends on the applications which you wish to create the backup and also the initial backup process as it takes time to backup depending on the amount of data which needs to be backed up. Instead of a bunch of caution triangles beside each application (the not-backed up indicator) you’ll see a variety of smiley faces and check marks. If you’re curious what each smiley face and other marks means, click the Menu button and then click Legend to get a run down. If you see all red/M, yellow/M smileys, and check marks, everything was backed up as intended.
Restore the backup:
After you create a backup of contents which you feel important, it’s now time to know on how you can restore the contents, you can restore the contents in the manner which is shown in the below screenshot. The best part is that it’s very simple to use and all you need to do is to just follow the on screen instructions.
That’s it you have now successfully learnt on how you can easily update your phone with a tool called the Titanium Backup application which helps you in backing up all the important contents in your phone which will help you to update with the latest firmwares for your phone. Do let us know if there is anything which we can help in the comments section below as we will try our level best to solve all your issues as soon as possible.