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Old August 2nd, 2012, 10:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I've been flashing a lot of ROM's since I started just to try out different things. I'm pretty decent now but I still have a few questions:

1) How do you guys keep your settings on your phones? i.e. no touch pad sounds, sleep after 5 minutes, ringtones, wallpaper, etc. Or do you guys just apply them every time after flashing a new rom or updating one. At first, I thought these things were backed up on the server but apparently not.

2) I know you can backup app and app data with Ti, but is there a one click back up all of my apps and their data and then restore all of them in one click? Or do you guys backup/restore them one by one?

3) Sometimes a new rom or update requires a clean install. This requires you to wipe cache, dalvik, and factory reset. Can i just flash superwipe lite as an alternative?

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I think I just found the answer for my 2nd questions. Correct me if I'm wrong but Ti Backup pro allows you to do this right?
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Old August 2nd, 2012, 10:27 AM   #3 (permalink)
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you can batch backup app/data with TI

never batch restore app/data with TI after a flash

batch restore apps sure

batch restore data SELECTIVELY. only the stuff you need (games, profile settings apps, paypal login, etc, not system data (usually) the only system data i restore is my mms/sms storage.
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you can batch backup app/data with TI

never batch restore app/data with TI after a flash

batch restore apps sure

batch restore data SELECTIVELY. only the stuff you need (games, profile settings apps, paypal login, etc, not system data (usually) the only system data i restore is my mms/sms storage.
I would say never Batch restore "system" data (which Im guessing is what you meant), but batch restore apps and app data is fine. And yes the pro version allows you to do this
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1) How do you guys keep your settings on your phones? i.e. no touch pad sounds, sleep after 5 minutes, ringtones, wallpaper, etc. Or do you guys just apply them every time after flashing a new rom or updating one. At first, I thought these things were backed up on the server but apparently not.
Yeah I do those manually after a clean flash. You are talking about system data in all of the above mentioned items. Add wifi connections/passwords and sms/mms into that pile also along with some others.

You can backup and selectively restore those items with TiBu but it's not generally recommended. There are situations where its safe to do so but it's a long story and it's not always obvious which TiBu system data option to restore as you scan through the list. So basically the safe route is to just skip it since it doesn't take that long to redo the usual suspects, especially after doing it many times over.

I always restore all my market apps and their data, never a problem there.
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I would say never Batch restore "system" data (which Im guessing is what you meant), but batch restore apps and app data is fine. And yes the pro version allows you to do this
Does the pro version allow you to batch restore apps and app data only? Or does "batch restore" restore system data and app/app data together?
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Yeah I do those manually after a clean flash. You are talking about system data in all of the above mentioned items. Add wifi connections/passwords and sms/mms into that pile also along with some others.

You can backup and selectively restore those items with TiBu but it's not generally recommended. There are situations where its safe to do so but it's a long story and it's not always obvious which TiBu system data option to restore as you scan through the list. So basically the safe route is to just skip it since it doesn't take that long to redo the usual suspects, especially after doing it many times over.

I always restore all my market apps and their data, never a problem there.
Should I turn off 'back up my data to google servers?' Isn't that system data that I'm backing up and wouldn't it mess with the ROM that I just flashed when I restore it after adding my account?

Also, I have 'back up my data to google servers' turned on right now. Can I just download my apps from the play store again and have my app data restored since it was backed up on google servers? Or would it be better just to turn this off and back apps and app data through Ti backup?
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Does the pro version allow you to batch restore apps and app data only? Or does "batch restore" restore system data and app/app data together?
The pro version has many batch restore options. Restore apps and app data only is one of them and restore system data is another one
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Should I turn off 'back up my data to google servers?' Isn't that system data that I'm backing up and wouldn't it mess with the ROM that I just flashed when I restore it after adding my account?

Also, I have 'back up my data to google servers' turned on right now. Can I just download my apps from the play store again and have my app data restored since it was backed up on google servers? Or would it be better just to turn this off and back apps and app data through Ti backup?
Having 'back up my data to google servers" will not mess with the ROM when adding your account. I find having this feature turned on allows my phone to restore certain settings such as ringer volume, auto brightness, having my debugging, mock locations, always on charging etc settings on. I would recommend having this feature on and restore from Titanium Backup because for the times i used it the Google servers didn't save my app data. So having both is optimal
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3) Sometimes a new rom or update requires a clean install. This requires you to wipe cache, dalvik, and factory reset. Can i just flash superwipe lite as an alternative?

Thanks in advance

i recommend doing a wipe as most Devs suggest. I wipe everything besides the SD. I even do it when the Dev says it's ok to dirty flash.
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1) How do you guys keep your settings on your phones? i.e. no touch pad sounds, sleep after 5 minutes, ringtones, wallpaper, etc. Or do you guys just apply them every time after flashing a new rom or updating one. At first, I thought these things were backed up on the server but apparently not.
I've been ROMing since the OG Droid launched and would like to know something for this stuff. I've been meaning to start a thread or search for a solution, but I never have. I'm mostly just annoyed with resetting my ringtone and all the notification tones in all my apps. That, and I have to re-pair my phone to my car and any other BT device after every ROM change. If I could find something that restore all of that properly, that would be sweet.
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I've been ROMing since the OG Droid launched and would like to know something for this stuff. I've been meaning to start a thread or search for a solution, but I never have. I'm mostly just annoyed with resetting my ringtone and all the notification tones in all my apps. That, and I have to re-pair my phone to my car and any other BT device after every ROM change. If I could find something that restore all of that properly, that would be sweet.
Because that is considered system data i'm not sure there is a good way of trying to back it up and restore it.

A while back in my Droid X days if you were going from one version of a Rom to a new version of the same Rom sometimes you could do a Nandroid prior to flashing the new version then once on the new version you could do an advanced restore through CWM and selecting only Sys Data i believe. Again that was just a case by case situation back then. I'm not sure about now. I just reset everything back up. lol
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The pro version has many batch restore options. Restore apps and app data only is one of them and restore system data is another one
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Having 'back up my data to google servers" will not mess with the ROM when adding your account. I find having this feature turned on allows my phone to restore certain settings such as ringer volume, auto brightness, having my debugging, mock locations, always on charging etc settings on. I would recommend having this feature on and restore from Titanium Backup because for the times i used it the Google servers didn't save my app data. So having both is optimal
I see. Is it just me or is it a problem with JB, but my settings are not getting restored from google servers after I flash a new rom?

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i recommend doing a wipe as most Devs suggest. I wipe everything besides the SD. I even do it when the Dev says it's ok to dirty flash.
I know but would flashing superwipe lite do the same thing?

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I've been ROMing since the OG Droid launched and would like to know something for this stuff. I've been meaning to start a thread or search for a solution, but I never have. I'm mostly just annoyed with resetting my ringtone and all the notification tones in all my apps. That, and I have to re-pair my phone to my car and any other BT device after every ROM change. If I could find something that restore all of that properly, that would be sweet.
What trophynuts said. You can restore them but do so own at your own risks. I guess you can try and if all goes well then awesome. If not, you always have a nandroid backup, I hope
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