is there an app that backs up saved game data?

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  1. syi

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    I just had to do a wipe and restore and was not pleased at all when I found out titanium backup doesn't save your ingame saved data when backing up apps. I had made some nice progress with several games and bam! Start the game over! So is there anything like this? I think it would be pretty cool seeing as very few apps but saved data to the SD.
     

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  2. chanchan05

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    Titanium Backup Pro, or MyBackup Pro. But saved game data won't be backed up unless you are rooted, even if you have the backup apps.
     
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    Titanium Pro doesn't seem to back up game data for me, even on a custom ROM.
     
  4. chanchan05

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    Its in the settings to include app data. Not sure if its enabled by default.
     
  5. Seanette

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    I'm about 95% sure I set that. :)
     
  6. nyydynasty

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    not sure why you can't backup game data because i know that TiBu works just fine for me. I can switch rom's and restore my games & data, without changing any TiBu specific settings.

    does it happen to a certain game? Maybe that game can't be backed up...?
     
  7. alostpacket

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    Backing up saved games or app data.

    It's possible that games and apps save some data on the SD card (or non-protected internal storage). To back up that data you could just copy some folders, possibly without needing root.

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    No root required:
    One place in particular you can look before wiping/uninstalling would be:

    "com.companyname.gamename" is used as an example.

    This is where apps store data that is not secured, but that they want to have removed when the app is uninstalled.

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    No root required:
    Another place to keep any eye out would be:
    This type of folder would not be removed when uninstalling though.

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    Root required:
    If the same games are somewhere else however, I'm not sure there is much you can do other than look around the protected folders with something like "Root Explorer" or a similar app. And of course you could use something like Titanium Backup to help here.


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    hope that helps :)
     

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