[Q] Question regarding restoring data contents from recovery...

Hey guys, just a quick question regarding restoring User Apps data from recovery.

I find myself flashing new roms more and more often these days, and it's becoming a tedious and repetitive task to install my apps and setup everything manually.

I use Titanium Backup PRO to restore my apps, and for my text messages I use GO SMS PRO to restore them.

The problem is, if you e.g. try to flash from CM7 to CM9, or flash from your current rom to an entirely different rom (which may also require a different kernel to be flashed), then as far as I know you can't simply use Titanium Backup to restore your apps data/settings. You can only use it to restore the apps (simply just installing the .apk files), but you would have to manually configure the settings all over again. I'm sure this has happened to many people with regards to using Titanium Backup when restoring user app data/settings, where they experienced corrupted data or battery drain issues etc.

As for restoring text messages with GO SMS PRO, it works but it lags and takes a long time. It would often popup the force close error box, and I would have to always choose "WAIT" to make it continue running. It may seem it's lagging or not working but in the end it restores all my messages fine.

Anyway, it's annoying to do all this setup manually, so I was wondering if it's possible to simply recover user apps data AND settings from the recovery? As far as I know, you simply recover /data from the recovery? Will that cause any problems if you were to update from CM7 to CM9?

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