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    Default HELP! Giving up on Titanium Backup! It sucks.

    I am very frustrated trying to restore some data from my old SGS2 to my new Nexus 4.
    <rant>Everyone goes on about rooting their phone so they can get Titanium backup on there so they can backup and restore everything soooooo easily! Well I say BS. It certainly isn't easy and is more of a pain in the **** that it's worth. I have spent more time trying to restore my device than I would have if I just reset up the whole thing again. I am bit new to rooting, yet I have managed to root both my Galaxy S2 and my new Nexus 4 for the sole purpose of having a good backup system in place that will allow me to restore my settings, saved games and data as needed. I am not a complete Noob yet I find so many of the instructions on Rooting and ROMing to be lame to unorganized (the rooting of the N4 on this site included). I have watched videos and read instructions and have found many times that the person explaining the details gives wrong information or lists settings with the wrong name etc. Or just assumes everyone already knows what they are talking about. Phil's unlocking of the bootloader doesn;t even explain how to turn on USB debugging when you can;t turn it on by default. You have to click 5 times in the about phone section just to be able to activate the developer tools. How is anyone who is new to this supposed to know this? This is completely confusing for a new users and is intimidating at best.</end rant>

    So, this is what I am trying to do:

    I have my existing Galaxy S2 phone. It has been rooted and had Titanium backup installed. I would like to take the information from this device and be able to load it onto my new Nexus 4. The problem I am having is that I am able to find the TitaniumBackup folder on my SGS2 but there is no sign of it on my Nexus 4. I even did a backup on my N4 just to see if there was a folder with the same name. Not to be found. The backup to Google Drive or Dropbox doesn't work. I tried it on both phones and nothing copies to it. I have spend a number of hours trying to find information on this yet all the info. online always talks about having SD cards on both phones. The Titanium backup user interface is lame as is their online help. They give you no information on where to find the files or where to copy them to. It would be sooooooo much better if they just said "export your F'ing phone to one file" in a simple and easy to understand way, yet their menu and program is all over the place in terms of what an average user is trying to do.

    I search for Nandroid backup and I pretty much realized it would take me more time to learn how to do that than it would to reset everything manually.

    Okay I'm done. anyone??????? Help!
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    Default Re: HELP! Giving up on Titanium Backup! It sucks.

    I've always had great success with My Back up Root.

    Not as flexible as Titanium but still gets the job done. I've restored backups from one device to another with no trouble.

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    Default Re: HELP! Giving up on Titanium Backup! It sucks.

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul627g View Post
    I've always had great success with My Back up Root.

    Not as flexible as Titanium but still gets the job done. I've restored backups from one device to another with no trouble.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Android Central Forums
    Thanks I will give it a try.

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    Default Re: HELP! Giving up on Titanium Backup! It sucks.

    Have to say, I agree. Have tried multiple times to use Titanium (paid, no less), can't seem to get it to do what it is supposed to (had to set up a new Razr Droid Maxx when the OTA JB update wound up disabling my phone mic), wind up manually reinstalling everything anyway. I'll try My Back Up Root, thanks for the tip.
    Last edited by doctorjazz; 04-07-2013 at 10:39 AM.
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    Default Re: HELP! Giving up on Titanium Backup! It sucks.

    Thanks for resurrecting this old thread. For the record, I've never had anything but success using tibu so I guess not everyone agrees...

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