Help copying files to PC

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  1. jimmy83 macrumors 65816

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    I want to restore my iPhone, and before I do I want to take all my cycorder vids off it and have them on my PC, I can copy my photos by browsing the iPhone from my computer, and iam using the handy funambol app for my contacts. Just need the vids off.
     
  2. Tokiopop macrumors 68000

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    Search how to SSH. :)

    Then, once you've learnt how to SSH go too: /private/var/mobile/Media/Videos :D

    Edit: Here is how to SSH the iPhone.
     
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  5. Tokiopop macrumors 68000

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    Edit: After taking a closer look at iPhoneBrowser, you may prefer it! :p
     
  6. jimmy83 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Cheers, I have SSH'ed in the past but that was a while ago. Is there anyway you can keep all your JB apps?
     
  7. zander271 macrumors member

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    I was wondering the same myself. I've only had my phone jailbroken for a week.
     
  8. jimmy83 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Just copied my DCIM file and ive got all my photos but each photo has a file called IMG_0001.THM IMG_0002.THM etc :confused:

    whats this all about?
     
  9. Tokiopop macrumors 68000

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    I believe that's what you see in Cycorder. You know when you're in the app and have the videos displayed? I think that those files are what is shown there, as a sort of 'preview' of the video.

    Hope that clears things up.
     
  10. Tokiopop macrumors 68000

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    Indeed there is, search AptBackup in Cydia. when you run the app you can backup all your JB apps. When you sync with iTunes a file is placed in your backup, which contains a list of the apps. This is JB data, but WONT be wiped off like all other JB data. When you want your apps back, restore your backup onto the phone, download AptBackup again, and there's an option to restore all JB apps.

    Also see AppBackup for the same, but with official apps. :D
     
  11. jimmy83 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    The DCIM folder only has my photos in it, the vids are elsewhere mate
     
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    I can only find AppBackup mate-in Cydia. Cant see AptBackup? :confused:

    Ignore, found it!

    So how do you restore your backup? If you wipe you iPhone, as I want to restore my iPhone
     
  13. Tokiopop macrumors 68000

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    Okay, here's how:
    • Use AptBackup and backup JB apps
    • Sync (backup) your iPhone to iTunes
    • Do your restore
    • Update, jailbreak again or whatever
    • Restore your backup (The iTunes one) onto the Phone
    • Install AptBackup
    • Restore your apps. :)

    I can't quite remember if you get AptBackup first, then restore your iTunes backup, or restore your iTunes backup, then install AptBackup. I don't think it matters really.
     
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  15. Tokiopop macrumors 68000

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    No. the videos are in /private/var/mobile/Media/Videos, which is where i told him to go in the first place. Cycorder just saves an image from the video as a 'preview'.

    No problem! :D
     
  16. jimmy83 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yer got all my vids, thanks

    Just still not sure what all the IMG_0001.THM IMG_0002.THM IMG_0003.THM IMG_0004.THM etc are in DCIM folder are all about.
     
  17. Tokiopop macrumors 68000

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    Can you open them on your computer? I'm still pretty sure it's the preview picture of the video.
     

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