Backing up jailbroken data?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by darbyclash34, Feb 1, 2009.

  1. darbyclash34 macrumors regular

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    So I would like to update to 2.2.1 and I saw quickpwn is now compatible. The question I have is will I lose the jailbroken apps, etc that I have now? I just consolidated 5 pages of apps into categories and don't really relish the thought of doing it all over, plus the UI tweaks I've done. This will be my first update so I wasn't sure how that works. Thanks for all of your help, these forums are the best!
     
  2. Tokiopop macrumors 68000

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    http://www.google.com/cse?cx=011016...e:forums.macrumors.com&hl=en&as_qdr=all&meta=

    It worries me that people don't know how to search... :(

    But before you do anything... Get rid of Categories. Get all the apps out of the folders. You will most likely run into many problems if you don't.

    Here's a quick guide on what to do:
    • Download AptBackup from Cydia.
    • Backup your JB apps.
    • SSH anything else you want to keep to your Mac/PC.
    • Sync your phone in iTunes.
    • Restore.
    • Jailbreak.
    • Restore your iPhone backup onto the phone.
    • Download AptBackup (again).
    • Restore all your apps.
    • SSH the other files back onto the phone in the correct places.
    • Ta da.
     
  3. darbyclash34 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the answer man. I had tried searching and seen some conflicting answers. That sucks about categories, is there any alternatives that are ok? Thanks again for your help!
     
  4. Tokiopop macrumors 68000

    Tokiopop

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    Categories is okay to use, it's just got problems when you restore and such. Personally I no longer use it, because by the time the folder opened I could've found the app I was looking for anyway :p
     
  5. darbyclash34 thread starter macrumors regular

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    It seems like the problems are a result of hiding apps. Do you know of any problems other than that?
     

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