How do I backup my jailbroken iPhone 3g 2.1 data?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Mortagon, Sep 21, 2008.

  1. Mortagon macrumors member

    Aug 10, 2008
    I just jailbroke my iPhone for the first time using QuickPwn to get jailbreak 2.1. Everything worked great, I was grabbing some stuff off of Cydia, all was well and I loved it. Then I restarted my iPhone after installing a bunch of apps, and I got stuck on the never-ending apple logo. After I tried restoring a backup I made with iTunes off my jailbroken iPhone, I would never be able to start the iPhone up again. For whatever reason, data could be copied to the iPhone while still on the never-ending apple loading screen, but I would never go back to the home screen. After two more attempted restores of the backup of the jailbroken iPhone, I gave up and went back to the official 2.1 firmware.

    Now I am about to jailbreak again, but how do I make a backup of my jailbroken iPhone that I can actually restore from successfully? Is there any way to?
  2. fireshot91 macrumors 601


    Jul 31, 2008
    Northern VA
    wow, this is the same stuff that I'm having problems with right now!!! my iPhone is in the apple logo screen, and it's not going away! I don't know what to do! my iTunes/Windows PC does recognize that the iPhone is plugged in. anybody know what to do?
  3. Mortagon thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 10, 2008
    So I found out why my iPhone froze up before, I was using an older iPhone MobileInstallation modded file instead of the 2.1 one, which caused my iPhone to not start up again.
  4. Enigmafan420 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 18, 2008
    Puget Sound, U.S.A.
    I was going to mention that, but your original question is a good one...

    I would like to save my jailbroke installs and then restore 2.1 and qwkpwn again. Is this even possible? (saving the 3rd party apps and preferences?)
  5. ntrigue macrumors 68040


    Jul 30, 2007
  6. Mortagon thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 10, 2008
    How about AppBackup? That seems the best from the Cydnia descriptions

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