best way to save a pre-jailbreak backup?

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  1. bw1128 macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
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  3. moussekateer macrumors 6502a

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    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

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  5. bw1128 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    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

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    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

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    Udid?

    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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