Backup all Installed Packages WITHOUT AptBackup?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Tokiopop, Feb 3, 2009.

  1. Tokiopop macrumors 68000

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    I was wondering if there was a way to backup a list of all packages installed though Cydia, so after you've restored and re-jailbroken you can just place the file back and re-install them again.

    So really, I'm looking for an alternative from AptBackup, because although it's useful, it doesn't restore all packages.

    Does anyone know of a way, or where a file is located that has the list? So I can just replace it in Cydia after my restore, open up Cydia, tap on installed packages, and re-install them. Can anyone think of some possible issues with doing this? :confused:
     
  2. bytethese macrumors 68030

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    What packages didn't AptBackup restore for you? I've had no issues with it so far. :)
     
  3. Tokiopop thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Modifications and such, that don't appear on the SB. It does backup most things, but I was wondering if I could get a way to restore *everything*. Themes, the lot.
     
  4. bytethese macrumors 68030

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    Weird, my themes got backed up and restored just fine. :)
     
  5. notintheleast macrumors 6502

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    It won't back up custom themes you install through ssh. Thats the only thing I can think of that it won't backup.
     
  6. bytethese macrumors 68030

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    Well yeah, since AptBackup doesn't back anything up, just a listing of stuff. So it will just backup the listing of a Theme packages downloaded via Cydia. :)
     
  7. Tokiopop thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Just gone to 2.2.1, AptBackup has only installed around half of my Cydia apps :(
     
  8. notintheleast macrumors 6502

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    Mmmm hmmm.

    Well that sucks... It got all of mine when I did a couple weeks ago. :confused:
     
  9. Tokiopop thread starter macrumors 68000

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    To my surprise, when I opened WinterBoard some themes were there this time, but only about a quarter. Seems strange it will only restore some things, but not others. I wonder what the issue is...
     
  10. bytethese macrumors 68030

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    Were all the themes downloaded from Cydia? Or were some per chance downloaded from the web and transferred to the iPhone via SSH/SCP?
     
  11. Tokiopop thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I had only 2 themes that I had put on via SSH, the rest from Cydia.
     

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