If you currently own a rooted Android device, or flashed a custom ROM, chances are you’ve taken at least one nandroid based or titanium based backup of your system settings and application data. As you know, in order to take either of these backups, root access is required.
What about if you want to unlock your bootloader after you’ve been using your device for several months? Since it’s unlikely that you would already have root access, you were forced to lose this precious data.
Titanium Backup, one of the best Android tools for rooted devices has gotten a major update. The software update called version 4.8.4, brings numerous bug fixes, here’s a complete changelog of what the new update brings.
- Improved app freezer to be ICS-friendly by default. This resolves the problem where apps couldn’t be defrosted on Samsung ICS devices. The freezing method can be changed in Preferences -> Troubleshooting settings.
- Improved “Power defrost” which is fully compatible with ICS now. This allows Samsung ICS users to defrost anything, including apps that were frozen by previous TB versions.
- Fixed incorrect display of apps that were disabled by ICS.
- Fixed FC in case of connectivity problems while uploading backups to Box.
- Minor bugfixes.
- [PRO] Added support for syncing backups to Box (Box.net) cloud storage.
Full Box.net support is something that’s sure to raise more than a few eyebrows. While Box.net support is more than enough reason for you to use the latest Titanium Backup update, but keep in mind— it’s only for the paid version at this time. The update is available in the Play Store, in both free and paid flavors. So if you’re on a rooted device, go grab it today by hitting on the link below or scanning that QR code below.
source: Titanium Track
via: Android Police
The thing I love most about my Android phone is that it requires very little interaction with a desktop. However, there are some instances where plugging in has some serious benefits, including the transfer of multiple files. This is where FutureDial Suite for Android can come in handy, which lets users perform a variety of tasks from their desktop computer, including:
- Backup and sync phone contacts and calendars with Outlook
- Keep website bookmarks in sync – supported browsers are include Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome.
- Customize music files on the PC to use as personalized phone ringers.
- Modify, transfer and save photos and video clips between the Android phone and the PC.
- Archive text messages from the phone to the PC for safekeeping, and use the PC keyboard to create and send SMS through the connected Android phone to up to 500 recipients simultaneously.