Backup jailbreak stuff?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by L4Leonard, Jan 3, 2012.

  1. L4Leonard macrumors regular


    Oct 15, 2011
    Is there ANY way at all to to a complete backup of all my jailbreak tweaks, sources and settings? So that if i for example needed to restore my device i could restore from a backup afterwards? Thanks!
  2. sand_man macrumors 6502a


    Jun 3, 2011
    Johannesburg, South Africa
  3. luked14 macrumors 6502

    Aug 1, 2010
    I've always used Pkgbackup and it works great.
  4. labman macrumors 604


    Jun 9, 2009
    Mich near Detroit
    pkgbackup paid is worth it to me backups and installs all mt jb tweaks app repo's everything. you can find video's about both on youtube there is also appbackup but I haven't fallowed info about that one in forever.
  5. hel22 macrumors member

    Oct 6, 2010
    is pkgbackup compatible with ios 5.0.1?
    im reading conflicting reports?
    I dont wanna spens 8 dollars if it wont be working...
  6. Selena Gomez macrumors member

    Dec 15, 2011
    I have used PkgBackup for two years and it has been a lifesaver in a countless number of occasions. Yes, it backs up EVERYTHING. All jailbreak tweaks have a "save file" that saves your settings in that particular tweak called Preference Files. PkgBackup saves those as well. It's the FIRST tweak I install on a restored, jailbroken phone (obviously, because I need my stuff back).
  7. hel22 macrumors member

    Oct 6, 2010
    thank selena.
    2 questions, do i need wifi on device to backup? i only have 3G.
    and it only restores everything from cydia, right? not all my apps and contacts, sms'es and so on?
  8. hel22 macrumors member

    Oct 6, 2010
    can someone please answer my last question? Im waiting to backup but first need to know answer...
  9. TriJetHero macrumors 601


    Oct 13, 2010
    Pkgbackup can backup to dropbox via wifi but also store the backup in contacts.
    For the last after you use pkgbackup you'll have to sync with itunes to make it available after a restore.

    So no, you dont need wifi. although i prefer the dropbox method.
  10. bmwhd macrumors 6502a


    May 22, 2008
    Use and love Pkgbackup...but...for this JB, I ended not using my backup because a number of my numerous tweaks aren't 5.0+ ready yet and my first crack after JB'ing 5.0.1 and restoring from Pkgbackup resulted in a very unstable device.

    By process of elimination, I got rid of the tweaks that aren't ready yet (like LiveClock) by starting with a fresh 5.0.1 load, running redsn0w again, and then putting back tweaks one at a time.

    Certainly a pain and it defeats the purpose of backing up but I had a ton of tweaks and I'd say at least 10% of what I was using doesn't work with 5.0.1 yet.

    Besides LiveClock you can leave off SBSchedule which is killing me.

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