How to back up SMS and Jailbroken apps?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by kashura7, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. kashura7 macrumors member

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  2. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    sms will still be backed up with your normal itunes backup

    pkBackup is for backing up your cydia packages
     
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    1. Copy your post title
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  4. kashura7 thread starter macrumors member

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    Last time I've tried, iTunes only backed up sms until the day I jailbroke it. So once I restored, all of the sms that I sent and received from a jailbroken phone were deleted.

    Is pkBackup the best option?
     
  5. ulbador macrumors 68000

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    it's PKGBackup. I highly recommend it. The newer versions backup practically everything with Dropbox integration.
     
  6. kashura7 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you. Sounds like it would be a good investment.
     
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    go somewhere else if your going to be a D!@#.
     
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    Agreed. Completely unecessary.

    I, out of anyone, am all for a little sarcasm and snarkiness in regard to these dead-horse-threads, but being a douche about it doesn't help anyone.
     
  9. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    i think this took more typing than the answer
     
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    the funny thing is, I did search before posting. But i didn't see a recent or satisfying response :rolleyes:
     
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    Will it keep all of them even through updates and stuff
     
  12. From A Buick 8 macrumors 68040

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    I had a question about this as well, i will check out PKGBackup, but did i read this corect. After you JB the sync with iTunes does not work right anymore and my standard Apple stuff (non JB apps, text etc...) will need to be backed up some other way.
     
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    Plus the posts given by that search are not very helpful. Perhaps via a Google search with quotes and the site:macrumors.com parameters, but not with what he wrote.

    Pkgbackup is used to backup a way to easily get the apps back, but it doesn't actually backup the apps. SMS are backed up via the normal iTunes backup.

    What I do is not just rely on the above. Whenever I install an app from Cydia, I make sure to be connected to my Mac via CyberDuck and I copy the deb file (and any supporting debs) to a folder on my Mac before exiting Cydia. I also copy the Applications folders (actually I have a copy of almost the entire iPhone on my Mac, except music, etc.) and use Chronus to backup the app settings and data for the App Store apps. You can also copy the sms.db file and any other .db files you want to save, so that you don't lose SMS, etc.
     
  14. truncj macrumors member

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    Jailbreaking does not affect the iTunes backup process. All of sms, recent calls, contacts, calendar, notes, apps...etc. will all be backed up correctly, no differently than when you weren't jailbroken. I've never had any luck with PKGBackup, so I won't be one to recommend it. But I used a new program called xBackup yesterday in Cydia (less expensive too) and it worked beautifully.
     
  15. From A Buick 8 macrumors 68040

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    Ok great i will check out xBackup.

    So far i am very excited with my results so far with JB, i have Lockinfo, Sbsettings and winterboard. I have took a hit in battery life, not sure what is causing that.

    I still want to pick up iTether and then i will have all of the stuff i was looking for out of the JB.
     

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