How to backup & restore all apps and settings when upgrade Android ROM?

If you a person that like to try out new Android ROM every day / week, Titanium Backup is your great friend. It can help you to backup and restore all apps and settings when upgrade Android ROM. It can backup almost every application and its data, so no worry about save games or progress that you had made. It also backup SMS, contacts, system data… Titanium Backup will ease your life when upgrade to a totally new different Android ROM. Note – Titanium Backup requires root access and not everything can be restored due to different Android ROM settings.

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  1. Open Titanium Backup.
  2. Tap on Backup/Restore.
  3. Click on “Menu” hardware button.
  4. Select Batch.
  5. Then select Run next to Backup all user apps + system data.
  6. Make sure Kill active apps is checked.
  7. You can deselect any application that you don’t want to backup.
  8. Finally, click on Run the batch operation.
  9. That’s all.

Note – Titanium Backup stores all the backup content in TitaniumBackup folder at SD card. Make sure you don’t delete it when upgrade to new Android ROM because you need it to restore back all the applications and data. By the way, you can also use ClockworkMod Recovery to make a full system backup too if you want.


  1. On new Android ROM, install Titanium Backup back.
  2. Open Titanium Backup.
  3. Tap on Backup/Restore.
  4. Click on “Menu” hardware button.
  5. Select Batch.
  6. Then select Run next to Restore missing apps + all system data.
  7. Click on Deselect all.
  8. Check those in green colour (System service with useful data).
  9. And check those crossed out items (Non installed user application).
  10. You can check any applications or services that you know same as new Android ROM too.
  11. Finally, click on Run the batch operation.
  12. Reboot your phone.
  13. That’s all.

Some minor configurations might need to be done after restored depending on your new Android ROM. But that should be a small task because most of the applications, data and settings should be restored properly.

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