iPhone Best way to back-up a jailbreak and rejailbreak on a new phone.

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by ericDylan, Mar 10, 2013.

  1. ericDylan macrumors regular

    Jan 6, 2012
    I am going to be taking my phone to the apple store tomorrow because my volume down button is not working.

    What is the best way to back-up as much as possible about my set-up so I can get the new phone set-up easily tomorrow afternoon?

    Also, what is the easiest way to safely unjailbreak? Will I lose all my apps and savegame data?

    I am somewhat new to the iPhone (I have had android phones until I got the iP5 a few months ago).
  2. eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
    1. Backup to iCloud or iTunes
    2. Backup your Cydia Packages/Apps/Tweaks, etc. There are a number of apps to do this in Cydia. PkgBackup (which I just bought) is comprehensive ($9.99) and can backup everything you have from Cydia (and Apple too I think) to Box, DropBox, SkyDrive or SugarSync.
    3. Restore as new. This will wipe your iPhone completely. It will remove any trace of the jailbreak, but it will also wipe your purchased apps and data.
    4. Set up as a new iPhone (don't restore anything).
    5. Take your iPhone in and get your repair/replacement
    6. Once you walk out of the store and are ready…
    7. Re-Jailbreak
    8. Restore your iPhone from the iCloud or iTunes backup you made. That will give you all your Apple stuff back.
    9. Restore from your Cydia app backup. That will (depending on the app you chose) give you back a list of apps/tweaks that will automatically download or simply restore everything to the phone you bought/installed from Cydia.
    10. Done

    Good luck!
  3. darricksailo macrumors 601


    Dec 18, 2012
    Openbackup is a good free alternative. All it does it just downloads the .deb file for cydia tweaks/apps though
  4. rman726 macrumors 6502

    Oct 15, 2007
    I used xBackup before and it worked pretty well. I think it was like $.99 or something form Cydia.
  5. BumpyFlatline macrumors 68030


    Apr 11, 2012
    For App Store app data and game saves, I ONLY use AppBackup. I swear by that package. Been using it forever. I have a tutorial I can send you if you'd like. It so easy to use. The tutorial is only like 3 or 4 steps lol. I use iCloud to backup all my other stuff like contacts, calendars, reminders, notes, etc. For Cydia packages, I just use AppInfo to email myself a list of installed repos and packages. Then I just install them manually and one by one to limit any potential problems. I always run into weird bugs/stability issues when I use an automated package and install everything from Cydia all at once. I always suggest people do it one by one just to make sure everything's working correctly.

    There are tons of threads on this topic. It might be much quicker for you to search rather than wait for a bunch of replies. Unless of course you already found the answer you're looking for.

    Either way, good luck and let us know if you have any problems!
  6. GzyOnline macrumors newbie

    Nov 27, 2011
    I'd love to see your tutorial on AppInfo, i've never heard of it before?

    When I restore/re-jailbreak, I take screenshots of my springboard pages, Cydia packages and sources, and save them onto my computer..

    Using iCloud to backup/restore is cruicial for me because it actually saves settings for Cydia tweaks! (ie: CleanStatus).. and I agree, it's much better to re-download/install your Cydia packages manually rather than having something auto-install, as this will prevent potential issues, crashes, conflicts, etc;; however, I am a big advocate for 'if it ain't broke, don't upgrade it!'.. I ran into serious issues with a new version of DoubleDock that completely crapped out my phone and I had to restore it (luckily I'm holding steady and HAPPY on iOS 5.1.1 and can FOREVER restore with redsn0w! :cool:) sooo, now, I save all the .deb files for my cydia packages incase I need to run an older version ;)

    also, it's important to note that if you have some hacked Apple Store apps sycned with your iTunes(R.I.P. Install0us), you should install AppSync from Cydia before you put them back onto your iOS device!
  7. Auxo macrumors 6502

    Mar 7, 2013
  8. darricksailo macrumors 601


    Dec 18, 2012
    appinfo is very easy to use. once you download and install appinfo from cydia, run the program and there are tabs at the bottom. If you click the "packages" tab, it shows you all the packages and sources you have

    when you click export, you are given the option to choose simple list or detailed list and then you can email it to yourself what packages and sources you have

    there are other tabs too but i only use the "packages" tab since for my appstore apps, i do the same as you. I take screenshots of my homescreens
  9. BumpyFlatline macrumors 68030


    Apr 11, 2012
    My tutorial is on AppBackup not AppInfo. AppInfo is wicked easy to use. It's self explanatory. AppBackup is also very easy to use but the first time is much easier if you see instructions first. Let me know if you want the link to the AppBackup instructions.

    Sounds like gamesync also does this. Never used that so I can't comment on that package.

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