iPhone Best way to backup JB'd 4S to restore to new 5?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by rfs2005, Sep 16, 2012.

  1. rfs2005 macrumors member

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    #1
    Title pretty much states my question...

    I currently have a 4S with JB'd 5.1.1. What is the best way to backup my apps and settings, so that I can transfer/restore them to my iPhone 5 whenever they get around to releasing a JB for it?

    I remember using PKGBackup in the past for this. Is this still a good option, or has something better come along?

    Thanks!
     
  2. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Undo by hand all jailbreak settings until you have a jailbroken 4S, but all jailbreak settings are off and the phone is factory settings like.

    Then, delete all Cydia apps (except for Cydia). Reboot, make a backaup. Then restore your iPhone 5.
     
  3. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Or, just use the tabs to restore your content, then redo your settings individually.
    After all, iOS6 has some differences in it's settings from iOS5.
    As I never restore settings to avoid any jailbreak gremlins, it really doesn't take very long.
     
  4. labman macrumors 604

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    yes pkgbackup works great for restoring your tweaks after a jailbreak update. just keep in mind that some tweaks might not be compatible with 6.0 or even the iphone 5. So you might end up with a tweak or two throwing it into a loop. personally I just wait a little while after the jailbreak release and have good luck that way. Cydia is going to be down the 1st few days after a jailbreak any way.
     
  5. BumpyFlatline macrumors 68030

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    AppBackup for App Store app data like game saves and to-do lists etc
     

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