Do you keep a list of your JB apps?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by gravytrain84, Aug 30, 2010.

  1. gravytrain84 macrumors 6502a

    gravytrain84

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    Although I started out with only sbsettings and BITEsms, my collection of JB apps is growing pretty quickly... If for some reason your phone were to crash, do you keep a list or backup somewhere to remember which apps to re-install? what is the best way to go about doing this?
     
  2. WhatAmI macrumors 6502a

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    If after a restore you don't remember which Cydia apps you once found useful - they prolly weren't very useful. Right? ;)
     
  3. MikePA macrumors 68020

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    PkgBackup
     
  4. gravytrain84 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    gravytrain84

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    Do you pkgbackup? Works well?
     
  5. MikePA macrumors 68020

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    Yes. Yes.
     
  6. hackthatphone macrumors 68000

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    Not only do I keep a list of all Cydia apps I install, I keep all the .debs so I can manually install them as well, especially for my paid apps. Sometimes programs just disappear from Cydia.
     
  7. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Type this in Terminal:

    dpkg -l > packages.txt

    and you’ll have all your packages in packages.txt, including version number and a description of the package.
     
  8. TurdFerguson macrumors 6502

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    nice!
     
  9. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Another recommendation for PkgBackup.

    Very reliable !
     
  10. sidewinder macrumors 68020

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    I use PkgBackup and it works great. I do keep a list of installed packages, repos, and any tweaks I have done as well.

    S-
     
  11. KentuckyHouse macrumors 68020

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    This.

    I can't say enough good things about PkgBackup. It's already saved me once after having my 3GS flake out (before iOS4 was out). Without it, I'd have surely been lost as to what exact JB apps I had installed.
     
  12. vlug macrumors 6502

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    PkgBackup has always corrupted my Contacts file using Microsoft Exchange whenever I have used it.

    It seems to conflict with a contact I have which has the word Backup in it and it messes that specific contact up and as a result it doesn't back my list of apps up.

    This has happened on my 3GS and my iPhone 4 I have tried to contact the developer but he hasn't replied.

    So I dont recommend PkgBackup.

    But this does work good: dpkg -l > packages.txt
     
  13. T-Will macrumors 6502a

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    I keep screenshots of my installed Apps and Cydia app list.
     

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