Backing up Cydia Apps -- PKGBackup vs. DataDeposit + APTBackup

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by rnc505, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. rnc505 macrumors newbie

    Dec 20, 2008
    I'd rather not sell out 8 bucks for PkgBackup,

    So can I just use DataDeposit (settings and save data) and APTBackup (makes a list of cydia apps for restoring later) instead of PkgBackup?

  2. ReddestDream macrumors member

    Aug 22, 2010
    North Carolina
    Don't use APTBackup! It's ancient, and it doesn't give you any control over which packages get restored, so, if you update iOS or the jailbreak, you could wind up messing up your device.

    I haven't used DataDeposit, but I know that PkgBackup works! It has its flaws, don't get me wrong, and you might need to install PreventSleep to get it to finish if you backup AppStore app data to Dropbox, but it has been reliable for me and gets updated regularly.

    It is pricy, but it doesn't have any special DRM like some (read: very few) Cydia apps, so you can install it on all your devices and you don't have to worry if you update or erase it later.

    I tend to experiment with (read: screw up) my phone a lot, so it has been a good value for me . . . I don't want to sound like a commercial though, so definitely check out DataDeposit or some other backup app first if it's cheaper and does what you need . . .

    Hope this helps! ^_^

    Edit: I've heard some good things about XBackup too!
  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    Datadeposit is great.
    Saved all my games scores and angry birds levels with golden eggs and 3 stars etc...
  4. hel22 macrumors member

    Oct 6, 2010
    can i use datadeposit together with xbackup to restore?

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