If you’re accustomed to flashing custom firmware and ROMs, you would have probably heard about the Titanium Backup application for Android devices. Its a life saver if you’re into tinkering with the firmware on your device. Basically the app eliminates the need to reinstall your apps and reconfigure settings once a custom ROM or firmware has been flashed, because when you do flash them, the device is wiped and all data is deleted. The Titanium Backup app has now been updated to support the ART runtime introduced with Android 4.4 KitKat.
Basically the ART runtime is an entirely new way for Android devices to run apps. The aim here is to make apps much more efficient and fast while cutting down on CPU usage. The updated app now has support for both ART and Dalvik, the latter being the old way of running apps on an Android device. Given that ART is completely different from Dalvik, developers have to tweak their apps so that they’re compatible with ART. As Android 4.4 KitKat slowly but surely rolls out to millions of Android enthusiasts around the world, its the perfect time to release an updated Titanium Backup application, so that when they start tinkering with KitKat, at least they’ll know that their data is safely backed up. [Image via AndroidPolice]