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Titanium Backup - CANNOT Protect Backups with Internal Storage??

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by scudder, Dec 27, 2013.

  1. scudder

    scudder Android Expert
    Thread Starter


    Putting this out on the general "Android Applications" board as I am pretty sure this issue is not my-phone/ROM specific.

    It appears there is an issue with Titanium Backup's "Protect this backup..." option with phone utilizing internal storage. I have a rooted EVO 4G, EVO LTE with sd card but recently picked up an HTC ONE with only internal storage. I"m running into a problem where I can backup multiple copies of an apk (different versions) but the option to "Protect this backup..." choosing a specific backup to protect from accidental erasing/recycling will NOT work.

    This seems to be known issue as indicated in this link but I am uncertain that the suggested fix in that link works.

    Has anyone been able to correct this issue?? Is so, what was the method. Fooling a bit with the .xml file might be a little above my pay-grade unless it worked for someone...or if there is an alternative option??

    I have cut and pasted the suggested "fix" below but also found at the link I indicated above.




    Here is the "fix":

    "Some devices don't support the "read-only" attribute for files on their storage area, which is why you are getting this error. Its a filesystem limitation on some devices that have an "internal sd card" which emulates FAT filesystem, but without offering the "read-only" attributes for files.

    The simple solution, if you're rooted, is as follows:
    1. Using a root-enabled file manager, navigate to /system/etc/permissions and make sure you have mounted the file system r/w.
    2. Edit platform.xml and find the WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE permission.
    3. Add an additional group definition for this permission...<group gid="media_rw" />
    4. Save the changes to the file.
    5. Restart your tablet"

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  2. Rukbat

    Rukbat Extreme Android User

    I have no idea whether it would work, but all you want is a simple text addition right after the indicated line:
    <group gid="media_rw" />

    You posted here, so I KNOW you can type text.
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  3. scudder

    scudder Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Ha, yeah...typin iM prety goodat ;);):D I just didn't know where to put tht text between the carets.


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