Chronus vs. AppBackup

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by BuStOsAvIcH, Oct 16, 2009.

  1. BuStOsAvIcH macrumors member

    BuStOsAvIcH

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    Hello,

    I haven't seen much information comparing the two Cydia apps Chronus and AppBackup. From what I read, it seems like they both do the same thing. From experience, which backup app is better?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. rendez2k macrumors 6502

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  3. bigcat macrumors 6502

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    Pkgbackup does not backup applications data. AppBackup does.

    Now, appbackup does not backup iPhone built-in apps data, such as SMS, etc. Chronus does that.

    There is no complete backup solution. I use all three apps.

    Note that appbackup and chronus backup the data to files created and stored on the phone, so you need to ssh the files out of the phone if you are going to restore the phone to a new firmware.


     
  4. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    That thread is about AptBackup vs PkgBackup, not AppBackup. AppBackup is a fine program that never caused me any problems. AptBackup is a finicky program that I find useful in some circumstances but need to be handled with extreme caution. Too bad their names are so alike they keep getting confused with each other. Their functions are different too.

    AppBackup - Backs up data for apps bought from the official iTunes App Store. Does not reinstall the apps themselves.
    AptBackup - Backs up lists of jailbroken apps and repositories you have installed. When you restore, it attempts to redownload and reinstall everything on the backup list, but does not restore any settings or data.
     
  5. BuStOsAvIcH thread starter macrumors member

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    Does anyone happen to know the folder where Chronus keeps the saved data?
     
  6. jimmy83 macrumors 65816

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    Can any be used to backup settings from installous apps?
     
  7. BuStOsAvIcH thread starter macrumors member

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    I believe both of them do although you might not want to mention that you are using installous here.
     
  8. jimmy83 macrumors 65816

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    Reading the PkgBackup describtion in Cydia it doesnt say anything about backing up game data :confused:
     
  9. BuStOsAvIcH thread starter macrumors member

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    Installous apps are treated as App Store apps therefore PkgBackup would not apply to them, rather AppBackup or Chronus would back them up.
     
  10. iMrNiceGuy0023 macrumors 68000

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    I would like to know too
     
  11. person1 macrumors newbie

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    Where Chronus Backups Save

    /Private/var/Mobile/Library/Timecapsule/______
     

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