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Old March 22nd, 2012, 02:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Talking [TIP] How to backup SMS/MMS and Call Log automatically with Titanium Backup

Hey all!

I came across this really simple to use guide by Razor02097 on the incredibleforum.com forums.

Simply put it's a step by step guide on how to setup your Titanium Backup to automatically backup your SMS/MMS and even your Call Log (read further down the thread) based on a schedule you provide.

Neat right?!


How to automatically backup your SMS/MMS messages with Titanium Backup (Rooted Users)

Here is a Titanium Backup howto by Tweebee:

Titanium Backup How-To


  • [CONTACTS/CALLS] Contacts Storage 2.2 - this stores Call History
  • [SMS/MMS/APN] Dialer Storage 2.2 - this stores SMS/Text Messages
  • [BOOKMARKS] Internet 2.2 - this stores the brower's settings and bookmarks


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  • Open app drawer
  • Open Titanium Backup
  • Press the menu radio button
  • Select "Filters"
  • At the bottom press the "Create label" button
  • Name your label whatever you want
  • Press the "Add/Remove elements _" button
  • Check the "[SMS/MMS/APN] Dialer Storage 2.2" checkbox (if you want call log then select "[CONTACTS/CALLS] Contacts Storage 2.2" also)
  • Press the "OK" button
  • Press the "Save" button
  • Press the back radio button
  • Select the "Schedules" tab
  • Press the "Add new schedule" button located at the bottom
  • On the schedule that just appeared press the "Edit" button
  • On the top combo box select the arrow to pull down the menu. Select the "Backup all system data" option
  • On the next combo box that says "No filtering", click the arrow to pull down a menu. You should see your label you created. Select your label.
  • Select the time you want your backup to take place
  • Select the days you want your backup to take place
  • Press the "Save" button
  • Check the "Enabled" check box to enable your schedule
  • Now Titanium Backup will automatically backup your messages at the specified time and day or days.

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Updated as I forgot to put the information on how to also backup the call log
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Question, how do I restore those SMS, call log, etc after I've reflashed a different rom?
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Question, how do I restore those SMS, call log, etc after I've reflashed a different rom?
you would just go to that in titanium and restore the data, not the app, is a system app and might be different on another rom.
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Question, how do I restore those SMS, call log, etc after I've reflashed a different rom?
Pretty much what cwhatever said. All you have to do is load TB and scroll down the list to whatever you set to backup, like from this list in green.

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[CONTACTS/CALLS] Contacts Storage 2.2 - this stores Call History
[SMS/MMS/APN] Dialer Storage 2.2 - this stores SMS/Text Messages
[BOOKMARKS] Internet 2.2 - this stores the brower's settings and bookmarks
Then just click on it and select restore data only. That's pretty much it.
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How do you restore from drop box?
Copy the backed up files into the TitaniumBackup folder?
It wants to overwrite?
How to you tell Titanium to 'restore from dropbox' or from a local folder other than the default one?

Found answer here, but this restores everything, so you would have to remove the parts you did not want to restore: http://www.titaniumtrack.com/kb/titanium-backup-kb/titanium-backup-technical-faq.html#how-restore-backups-dropbox-if-sd-card-fail-or-stolen
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When I restore SMS, data only, it causes the con.android.phone error to pop every 5 seconds or so.
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How do you restore from drop box?
Copy the backed up files into the TitaniumBackup folder?
It wants to overwrite?
How to you tell Titanium to 'restore from dropbox' or from a local folder other than the default one?

Found answer here, but this restores everything, so you would have to remove the parts you did not want to restore: Titanium Backup Technical FAQ | Titanium Track
you have to manually take the folder from drop box and place it on sd card or take out those data parts and place them into the titanium folder,or save the whole backup and then use it or don't use drop box. i love drop box and i have the same problems with certain things, so i just hook up to usb and save to pc then just copy back to phone when needed.

and if not then use sms backup from market.
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