Titanium Backup, Recovery apps, and the noob

jetguat

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Noob for tablets. Got the nexus 10 for the family for christmas. Want to get it all setup before I turn it over to the wolves.
I love using TBpro on my Droid Bionic. I thought it would be good to have a solid backup program on the tablet, and since I have it on my smartphone I thought I would hang with what I've sorta know already.

Dont really understand what unlocked/locked means for a bootloader, and why the N10 needs that why many smartphone can be rooted without being unlocked.

I would love to hear some views on the purposes of apps like ClockWorkMod and TWRP and what they do and provide. Seems like they do perform backups and more. Why TBpro is likely just a backup app. What functions do these recovery apps have the make them "must have".

thanks for the time answering the tablet noob
 

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never got the clearest answer. but I ended using the Nexus Root Toolkit, and it uses TWRP. So while I dont know all of what it does, its on my nexus 10.
 

Keith Patrick

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An unlocked bootloader will allow you to flash custom ROMs. Technically all bootloaders are locked, however some of them are encrypted. These encrypted bootloaders are what are referred to as "locked."

TiBu backs up apps; TWRP and CWM will back up your system as well as other things such as wiping caches and installing custom ROMs. When a custom recovery such as TWRP and CWM is installed, you can make a mirror image of what your device was when you backed up. This is very important when flashing custom ROMs. If something goes wrong (id est stuck in a bootloop, crashing, just don't like the new ROM, etc) you can just restore your recent backup and you will be right back to where you were before you started. There is more to it but I hope this helps.

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