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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Ventada, Feb 19, 2011.

  1. Ventada

    Ventada Member
    Thread Starter

    Wondering if it is possible to get apps such as titanium backup for free?
     

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  2. Mr. Ed

    Mr. Ed Extreme Android User

  3. dasanman69

    dasanman69 Well-Known Member

    A lot of these devs put much time and effort making our lives and experience with our device easier. They aren't major corporations and depend on donations. I for one do not mind contributing to their cause. But to answer your question, yes there are ways but I won't discuss them.
     
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  4. surfologist87

    surfologist87 Android Expert

    No he was asking for apps like Titanium backup(free); ShootMe; Rom Manager(free); Wireless Tether; SetCPU....
    ;)

    Of course you can get "root only apps for free" :D
     
  5. An UrgeTo Dance

    An UrgeTo Dance The Hero of the Winds

    Any of the root only apps in the market that are free, you can get for free. If it is one you have to buy in the market than it is illegal to steal it by downloading it somewhere else.
     
  6. surfologist87

    surfologist87 Android Expert

    If you cant find them for free anywhere, just sneak into the developers house at night, and burn a copy of it really quick from his computer :)
     
  7. dasanman69

    dasanman69 Well-Known Member

    Lol. Silly rabbit
     
  8. Internetpilot

    Internetpilot Well-Known Member

    I sincerely hope they aren't looking to steal paid apps for free. If they are, they need to go back in time to about 5 years ago when it was all Palm and Blackberry and apps were like $25 each. With app prices what they are now, I'm in heaven. Even some ported Palm apps that are now available for Android are still like 1/3 the Palm app price. Come on...now we're usually talking like $1.99. If you won't pay that for a useful app, then I don't know how the heck your afforded a typically $200+ phone, not to mention at least $60 a month for phone service.

    Pony up on some $ for the apps -- where's the love for the devs? :thinking:
     
  9. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
    VIP Member

    OK, on behalf of staff - we appreciate the self-policing and wish every device forum were as straight as this one. :thumbs up: (if we had one!)

    That said, it is a new user, let's give the opportunity to ensure it's not a misunderstood intent at the same time.

    Cheers - thanks again, Team Evo!
     
  10. Ventada

    Ventada Member
    Thread Starter

    Can you really do this?
     
  11. Mr. Ed

    Mr. Ed Extreme Android User

  12. ExtraCrispy

    ExtraCrispy Member

    Interestingly a few popular paid apps have free root versions (like MyBackup). I really like that about Android - you get rewarded for rooting :)
     
  13. Reddawg

    Reddawg Newbie

    I just wish I'd have figured that out before I rooted and paid for MBP. And I also wish I'd figured that out after I rooted and before I paid for TB. :eek:

    Oh well, they both went to a good cause... Love this developer, entrepreneurial, capitalistic market! Keep up the good work guys and gals!
     
  14. Mr. Ed

    Mr. Ed Extreme Android User

    Well...both mvp and tbp offer a slew of features and tools that are not available on the free versions.
     
  15. Ventada

    Ventada Member
    Thread Starter

    Is Titanium backup pro worth buying for the freeze option? I was reading in the rooting guide for dummies that uninstalling things can mess it up if you download roms or something like that.
     
  16. Drew5150

    Drew5150 Android Expert

    that depends on what you want to do. the freeze option for unistalling really just goes for system apps that came with your phone that you are unsure about. you can freeze them and see if it causes any issues, if not you know its safe to remove. it can also be used to try and diagnosis conflicts. is it worth buying just for this option, I would say no. you can search and find a list of apps that are safe to remove, sorry I don't have any links to help you out. also most custom roms out there will have sprint bloatware already removed, so no real need for it. also I have read about people not being able to get things to working on their phone only to find out they froze it for some reason not realizing what it does. I fell freezing is a bad way to start until you know a little more about what you are doing.

    if you are just starting out with root, I would just use the free versions to get started. you can download mybackup free to make a backup before root and then try out titanium back up free once you are rooted, if your not already rooted that is. I ended up buying both and prefer titanium back up.

    if you just want to root and install a custom rom the paid version of titanium is not needed. the free will only let you re-install one app at a time, but this is fine your your first rom install. if you decide to flash many roms, like most of us, then I would suggest buying the pro version.
     
  17. Mr. Ed

    Mr. Ed Extreme Android User

    Tb batch restore. Well worth what I paid.
     

  18. +1

    The first time you do a batch restore, you more than recover the price in saved time and frustration.
     
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