best way to save a pre-jailbreak backup?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by bw1128, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. bw1128 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 29, 2010
    i am wondering about what is the best way to save a prejailbreak backup. it seems i alway happen to corrupt the prejailbreak backup and have to restore as new phone. its very annoying restoring 3500 songs and countless apps and cydia apps. aww! :confused::mad::confused::eek::eek::confused:

    i have tried restoring as new then backing it up, then immediately change the phone name to after jailbreak. this way i have a pre and post jailbreak. but that didnt even work for some reason.
  2. htownmade1984 macrumors regular

    Aug 5, 2010
  3. moussekateer macrumors 6502a


    May 12, 2009
    iTunes is quite finicky with backups. If there's a backup I want to copy I usually copy it and keep it somewhere safe. I'll copy it back when I need it and iTunes always recognizes it.
  4. ayush20m macrumors newbie

    Jun 29, 2010
  5. bw1128 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 29, 2010
    do you have a mac? where do you find your back up? i want to copy mine and save for later if needed!
  6. outphase macrumors 65816

    Jun 13, 2009
    Parts Unknown
    Windows: C:\Documents and Settings\Name\Application Data\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup
    Mac: ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup

    Take the corresponding UDID number for your iPhone and copy it elsewhere, and it won't be deleted when you backup in the future.
  7. ayush20m macrumors newbie

    Jun 29, 2010

    I didnt understand the UDID number part. I can see 2 folders with weird numbers and within those 2 folders there are other files with some weird numbers. I have never connected any other iPhone to my pc, so I am assuming both those folders were created for my iPhone.

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