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Titanium Backup vs. Advanced Nandroid

Discussion in 'Android Applications' started by rickt1152, Feb 27, 2010.

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    I'm new to the whole Android scene. I have a rooted Droid running DM 1.0 and will be trying out some additional ROMs in the near future. Can anyone explain the benefits of a backup application like Titanium Backup over what I am able to do by booting into SPRecovery and doing an advanced Nandroid backup and/or restore. I don't mind spending a few bucks for something, just want to know if it provides a simpler or better backup.


    Thanks
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    I use the free version of titanium backup to restore all of my apps, and nandroid to restore the state of my phone overall
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    If you flash a new ROM you will want to use Titanium backup to restore your apps. If you tried to do a nandroid restore it would put the previous ROM back on your phone. Unless maybe you just restore data, but I am not sure about that. I can confirm Titanium will save you alot of time, even with the free version.
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    So as far as the sequence goes, will I have to re-root my new Droid before I can do the nandroid restore, or does the restore process do that for me? I assumed I would have to root as I didn't think the Nandroid restore was available prior to Rooting the phone?
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    get the donate version of titanium backup. it lets you restore all your apps+data in ONE click. Its pretty useful if you're a flashaholic. Nandroid is used to restore entire images.. i.e. your whole system.
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    I agree, I use the donate version of Titanium. It really is a must have app if you like switching ROMs as much as I do.
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    Ok, but in the case where I am replacing one Droid with another, the Nandroid backup will give me the exact copy of my original Droid (as of the last backup), correct?
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    That is correct. You would have to copy the file to a pc and then copy back to nandroid folder if you are replacing a phone.
    Titanium backs up and restores apps and its' data (settings). Nandroid backup is a general full phone backup. The contribute version offers higher compression and ability to keep more than 1 backup to use.
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    Apparently I'm still missing something here, I have the donate version of Titanium Backup. Everytime I flash a new rom, the process does an automatic nandroid backup and then restores the applications and data from the backup (or so it seems). I have only gone back and forth between Sholes and DM so maybe that process is different, but still haven't found the need to use the Titanium Backup restore. Please explain.
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