GPD XD - BackUp and Restore with Titanium Backup


Summary:


    This video is not made for everyday maintenance for your GPD XD. It is focused mainly on people who want to change their Rom/Firmware and want to keep their apps and data. You could upgrade from Stock to newer Stock or from Stock to Legacy Rom or whatever the combination. Titanium Backup is a wonderful app with many many features. I highly suggest you read over the description here ( Titanium Backup Link ) and would even go as far as saying you should buy the pro version, but this tutorial uses features provided by the free version, so it is not necessary.

** Do not try to move system apps from rom to rom as they are configured to work for that specific Rom/Firmware. **


Before you get started:


  • Make sure your GPD XD has a good charge. ( Depending on how many apps you have on GPD XD, backup may take a while )
  • Have a file explorer installed- For the tutorial I use ES File Explorer Pro, but the free version works fine. ( Go to downloads )
  • You MUST be ROOTed if you are on Stock Rom:  GPD XD - How to ROOT
  • Have Titanium Backup installed. ( Go to downloads )

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Easy Tutorial - Backup:


  1. Backup User Apps+Data: [Shown on video- time: 0:15] We will make a local backup created by Titanium Backup.

    • [Shown on video- time: 0:15 ]: Tap on " Titanium Backup " on your Home Launcher or your App Drawer.

    • [Shown on video- time: 0:19 ]: If this is your first run for the app, a popup will ask you to grant permissions - tap " Grant ". If not just continue to next step.

    • [Shown on video- time: 0:23 ]: Tap on the icon at the upper right side with a checkmark on it. It's " Options " or " Menu " Maybe, don't know.

    • [Shown on video- time: 0:38 ]: Under     Backup     section tap on " RUN " - Backup all user apps.

    • [Shown on video- time: 0:44 ]: Configure the backup:

      • Make sure " Pause active apps " is selected - this way your backup doesn't skip any apps that may be running in the background.

      • Make sure you select all the apps you want backed up.

    • [Shown on video- time: 0:54 ]: Tap on the green check mark at the top right of screen.

    • [Shown on video- time: 1:00 ]: Let the process run through. The more apps you have the longer it will take. Once it is done exit out of Titanium Backup.

  2. Zip up your Local Titanium Backup : [Shown on video- time: 1:18 ] Lets zip up the backup that Titanium Backup created. You could store it as a directory but its always best practice to zip. Less chance of corruption.

    • [Shown on video- time: 1:20 ]: Tap on " ES File Explorer " on your Home Launcher or App Drawer.

    • [Shown on video- time: 1:25 ]: Navigate to " /sdcard ". The GPD XD emulates an sd card and as a result there are many shortcuts to get here. Whatever one you pick they point to the same place. For ES File Explorer the easiest way to get there is:

      • [Shown on video- time: 1:29 ]: Tap on " Menu " - top left.

      • [Shown on video- time: 1:31 ]: Tap on " 0 " - under     Local    .

      • For people NOT using ES File Explorer, the addresses are: ( all the same - just different ways to get there )

        • /sdcard

        • /storage /emulated /0

        • /storage/sdcard0

    • [Shown on video- time: 1:36 ]: Longpress " Titanium Backup ".

    • [Shown on video- time: 1:40 ]: Tap on " Options " top right. ( Three vertical Dots )

    • [Shown on video- time: 1:47 ]: Tap " Compress ".

    • [Shown on video- time: 1:51 ]: Tap on the text field to name the zip file. Name it something easy for you to remember in case you save multiple backups. I named mine: TB_AppBackup_4-27-17

    • [Shown on video- time: 2:06 ]: Put a password if you want one - no need really, I just tapped " Next ".

    • [Shown on video- time: 2:08 ]: Make sure you select: " Zip ".

    • [Shown on video- time: 2:08 ]: Make sure " Standard " is selected under Compress level.

    • [Shown on video- time: 2:11 ]: Tap on " OK ".

  3. Move zipped backup to MicroSD card: [Shown on video- time: 2:19 ] We want to move the backup Titanium Backup created out of our device and into our MicroSD card. This way when you flash a new rom the backup doesn't get deleted when the memory gets reformatted.

    • [Shown on video- time: 2:22 ]: Longpress the zip we created ( My filename is TB_AppBackup_4-27-17 )

    • [Shown on video- time: 2:27 ]: Tap "Cut" ( scissors icon )

    • [Shown on video- time: 2:29 ]: Tap on " Menu " - top left.

    • [Shown on video- time: 2:31 ]: Tap on " external_sd " - under     Local    .

    • [Shown on video- time: 2:36 ]: Tap on " Paste " There should be 2 icons to choose from. At the top or at the bottom right ( Big blue icon )

  4. Your Apps are now backed up!


Easy Tutorial - Restore:


** Make sure you have Titanium Backup and a file explorer installed: I use ES File Explorer. **

  1. Move your backup zip from MicroSD card to local: [Shown on video- time: 3:00] You should have your backup zip on your MicroSD card. We need to move into our local backup so that Titanium Backup can read from it.

    • [Shown on video- time: 3:01 ]: Tap on " ES File Explorer " on your Home Launcher or your App Drawer.

    • [Shown on video- time: 3:09 ]: Tap on " Menu " - top left.

    • [Shown on video- time: 3:10 ]: Tap on " external_sd " - under     Local    .

    • [Shown on video- time: 3:16 ]: Longpress your backup zip ( My filename is TB_AppBackup_4-27-17 )

    • [Shown on video- time: 3:18 ]: Tap on " Copy ". 2 options. One at the top and one Big blue icon at the bottom right.

    • [Shown on video- time: 3:24 ]: Tap on " Menu " - top left.

    • [Shown on video- time: 3:27 ]: Tap on " " - under     Local    .

    • [Shown on video- time: 3:30 ]: Tap on " Paste ". 2 options. One at the top and one Big blue icon at the bottom right.

    •  ** I am going to delete the local backup I have there. This tutorial was made for people wanting to take their apps from one rom/firmware to another so you shouldn't have a need for it. But if you need the backup that is there you can zip it up and save it to your MicroSD card if needed.**

    • [Shown on video- time: 3:44 ]: Longpress " Titanium Backup " folder. One at the top and one Big blue icon at the bottom right.

    • [Shown on video- time: 3:50 ]: Tap on " Delete " - recycle bin at the top right.

    • [Shown on video- time: 3:52 ]: Tap on " OK ".

    • [Shown on video- time: 3:56 ]: Longpress your backup zip ( TB_AppBackup_4-27-17.zip  for me )

    • [Shown on video- time: 3:58 ]: Tap on " Options " top right. ( Three vertical Dots )

    • [Shown on video- time: 4:03 ]: Tap on " Extract to ".

    • [Shown on video- time: 4:07 ]: Tap on " Current path ".

    • [Shown on video- time: 4:09 ]: Tap on " OK ".

    • [** Something I forgot on video ** ]: Delete the zip version of your backup on your local drive, you shouldnt need it and it is taking up space. My file name is TB_AppBackup_4-27-17.zip. You can leave the one on your MicroSd card if you still need it.

  2. Restore Apps with Titanium Backup : [Shown on video- time: 4:21] The files should be in place now for Titanium Backup to read them and be able to restore them.

    • [Shown on video- time: 4:23 ]: Tap on " Titanium Backup " on your Home Launcher or App Drawer.

    • [Shown on video- time: 0:27 ]: Tap on the icon at the upper right side with a checkmark on it. It's " Options " or " Menu " Maybe, don't know.

    • [Shown on video- time: 4:38 ]: Under     Restore     section tap on " RUN " - Restore all apps with data.

      • Make sure " App+Data " is selected - this will also backup the data associated with each app. Cfg files n stuff.

      • Make sure " Exclude system APKs " is selected. You shouldn't have any of these but better safe.

      • Make sure you select all the apps you want backed up.

    • [Shown on video- time: 4:47 ]: Tap on the green check mark at the top right of screen.

    •  ** Some apps may throw an error when they are restored. This isn't a problem. They just give an error when they are running in the background and titanium overwrites some of their files. They just restart.**

  3. Your Apps are now restored ! You probably don't need your titanium backup on your MicroSD card either. I would suggest to play with all the apps and make sure they work right. After that you can delete your Titanium Backup on your MicroSD card. If you need further backup later I would suggest you do a full NAND backup using ClockworkMod recovery. That backs up the entire device. To compare it to a pc : You would back up Windows and your Application/Programs, where Titanium Backup just backs up your Applications/Programs only. You can read about CWM here : GPD XD Noob Guide

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