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  2. mel2000

    mel2000 Well-Known Member

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    I'll soon be restoring non-system apps from my TiBU Froyo backup to a 4.1.2 Jelly Bean phone. Most of my Froyo apps were installed to my SD card. However, JB does not support SD card app installs.

    What will happen when I try to restore those apps to 4.1.2? Will TiBU still try to restore the apps to the SD card? Ideally I'd like the apps to be restored to the internal storage of the new phone.

    Should I just reinstall all my apps onto the new phone and have TiBU just restore data and settings? Thanks.
     
  3. Samantha H

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    Hi Guys,

    I have used Titanium Backup and made 3 backups of everything on my phone (apps , data, etc) . Backups have been verified to be on my SD card . I tried restoring a particular backup but can't figure out how . It automatically restores from one of the three backups that are on the SD card. Is there a way to specify restoration from a specific backup date/time ?

    Thank you !
     
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    Samantha, you should see historical copies of backups like mine (depicted in yellow), *if* you have configured TiBu to keep X copies of backups (Menu - General - Preferences - Max backup history)
     
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    So I looked at the FAQs first. Not sure if it's answering my question, so I'll ask it here.

    Of course, there is the TiBkp extension that you can import, but - and I'm sure this is a very common question - how do you create a TiBkp file to move to, say, a flash drive so you can not have to take up the backup space on your device? I've run out of internal space on my phone and I used Link2SD to great success, but my Titanium Backups take up 3 GBs out of 11. And while they were a godsend to have, It kind of defeats the purpose of freeing up space just to add more data then I started with.

    I read about creating this file for individual apps, but what about a batch job? Making a TiBkp file packaging all of the app+data files.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  6. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

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    Why not just copy the TitaniumBackup folder over to your spare usb storage?
     
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    Heh... yeah, you're technically correct. The best kind of correct! I just figured if it was in a nice neat single file that could be restored with the click of the Import button, that'd be an improvement.

    Also, Titanium Backup says my extSD card is write-protected, but it's not... Grrr. I tried SD Fix from NextApps and nothing. I went into RootExplorer and changed the permissions and nothing. Only Titanium.
     
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    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

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    Must be a device thing - I've had no problem writing to my external sd card with KitKat and Titanium.
     
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    @hamstrman - "extSD" can also sometimes be enumerated/reached via different paths, as in /sd0/emulated or the like.

    Also, if you want a 'single file' backup, the closest thing is called a "nandroid" backup, but that's done via your flavor's bootloader (e.g. TWRP)
     
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    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

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    TWRP does not make single-file backups.
     
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    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

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    Aside from being non-trivial for a lot of users and requiring a pc, that method won't back up apps and data if you follow the instructions exactly.

    Otoh, Titanium Backup *can* create a flashable zip of just apps and data, exactly the opposite of your link.

    While convenient for some scenarios, I don't think that was the point of the original question ok.
     
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  13. mlun

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    A simple question I would say, but I cannot solve it: How to enter settings?? There are no menu buttons, and the hardware buttons on a Oneplus One is either the App shifter, Home or back. On the "official" video the guy presenting it presses the "three bars" button - and presto in settings. I simply cannot get there.
    This app certainly could need some update to material design and normal design rules.
     
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    Slug Check six! Moderator

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    Welcome to AF!

    The "Settings" option is named Preferences, and is found under the Menu top-right of the app's title bar.
     
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    Thanks Slug, Meanwhile I found out that on a Oneplus One you need to longpress the hardware menu button (nowhere else that you can do that). The first app I have tried where this was neccessary, but as said this is probably one of the most non-standard android app's out there and could need a SERIOUS overhaul IMHO.
     

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