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Titanium Backup root needed for Android

By Titanium Track Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Jan 12, 2014

Titanium Backup Root is a decent backup app with plenty of speed, but it only works on rooted Androids. The app doesn't even let you test its backup if your phone isn't rooted. However, if your device is rooted, you might enjoy this app's straightforwardness and all of the features it offers if you opt for the Pro version.

This app backs up all of that data on your phone and SD card, including your app data. It can even back up system apps and move them to your SD card to save space. The only catch is that Titanium Backup Root doesn't do anything on a standard Android without a root. The app goes to work quickly and only took a few minutes to back up our entire phone during testing, which is impressive. The app's Pro version is where most of the advanced features come into play, though. If you upgrade, you can do multiple backups for each app as well as schedule as many backups as you want. The Pro version also allows you to sync your backup with online storage, like Google Drive, Box, or Dropbox, even though we would expect this to be standard in any backup app.

The free version of Titanium Backup Root isn't a bad app by any means; you're just probably better off going all in on the app and buying the premium version. It's fairly priced and has a bevy of advanced features that rooted users will love.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 8.2.2

- Made ongoing notifications silent (as they should be) on Android 8.0+ devices.

- Fixed scheduled jobs not running with TB 8.2.1 on some devices.


Release November 15, 2018
Date Added November 15, 2018
Version 8.2.2

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Operating Systems Android
Additional Requirements None


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Developer's Description

Needs ROOT, Android 1.5-8.0+ (ARM,x86,MIPS)

Over 25 million users, 32+ languages.

PRO Key is available on Play Store!

Voted #1 TOP ROOT APP on Twitter.

Problem? See titaniumtrack.com/kb

Scroll down for more info & DEMO VIDEOS ;-)

Titanium Backup is the most powerful backup tool on Android, and then some.

You can backup, restore, freeze (with Pro) your apps + data + Market links. This includes all protected apps & system apps, plus external data on your SD card. You can do 0-click batch & scheduled backups. Backups will operate without closing any apps (with Pro). You can move any app (or app data) to/from the SD card. You can browse any app's data and even query the Market to see detailed information about the app.

Also see the paid PRO key which adds EVEN MORE awesome features such as:

0-click batch restores

Keep multiple backups per app

Backup/restore SMS,MMS,calls,bookmarks,Wi-Fi AP as XML

Multi-user app data

Apps freezer

Sync to/from Dropbox (manual/scheduled)

Sync to/from Box (manual/scheduled)

Sync to/from Google Drive (manual/scheduled)

TB Web Server: download/upload your backups as a single ZIP on your computer

Convert user apps <=> system apps

Integrate system app updates into ROM


Market Doctor (relink apps to Market)

"Destroy all Market links" feature

Hypershell speed

Backup apps without closing them!

Create your own update.zip containing apps+data!

Restore individual apps+data from non-root ADB backups!

Restore individual apps+data from CWM backups!

Restore individual apps+data from TWRP backups!

Market "auto updating" manager

System logs cleaner

Dalvik cache cleaner

Integrate Dalvik cache system elements into ROM

Unlimited schedules

Load/Save a Filter and use it in Widgets/Schedules

Change the device's Android ID, restore it from a backup or after a factory reset

Protect backup against deletion

Send backup (to e-mail/cloud) and import it in 1 click

Backup>Verify>Un-install an app in one shot

Freeze/defrost/launch apps in a single click

CSV export any app DB (e-mail or Google Docs)

Convert app data to/from fast WAL format


Check out this in-depth review of TB PRO:


And check out the new TB PRO demo video:


Here's the older TB demo video:


More info on permissions:

- "Internet" is used to access Market,Dropbox,ChangeLog.

- "Accounts" is used to access Market.

Some advice:

- We recommend to avoid "modified" TB versions because they can cause various problems down the road.

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