how to backup jailbroken apps when upgrading to 4.2.1

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by JoEw, Nov 23, 2010.

  1. JoEw macrumors 65816

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    hey people i know im gonna get a huge amount of crap for not searching this first but i need someone to post who has done this before how to make sure EVERYTHING that i had while jailbroken can be restored after i upgrade my iphone from 4.0.1 to 4.2.1.

    I am worried because i have a lot of stuff i do not want to loose so it someone were nice enough to give some clear step by step instructions i would be grateful and if i can do this free that would be great too.
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Pkgbackup will do it but it's not free. Or install all your stuff back one by one for free.
     
  3. crazytiger86 macrumors 6502

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    Take a piece of paper.
    Write down the packages you have.
     
  4. crazytiger86 macrumors 6502

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    PkgBackup is really really really iffy. Ive relied on it about 3 times and it all three times it has never worked. IMHO waste of 5 bucks for a false sense of security.
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    True, I'm not a big fan either. I use the piece of paper approach:)
     
  6. Chic0 macrumors 6502

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    pkgbackup worked for me when updating to 4.1. no issues what so ever.
     
  7. JoEw thread starter macrumors 65816

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    what about the apps i got from installous? Is there a way to back those up?
     
  8. FamiliaPhoto macrumors 6502a

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    PkgBackup has worked perfectly for me. I will be using it again.
     
  9. crazytiger86 macrumors 6502

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    Yup. Buy them. You shouldnt be jailbreaking for "free appppzz". It makes us all look bad.
     
  10. JoEw thread starter macrumors 65816

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    the apps i download are apps that are no longer available on the app store or are only available in certain countries outside united states.
     
  11. chargit macrumors 6502a

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    just take a screenshot of each page of apps. maybe move all your JB apps to one a two pages. then reinstall them thats what I do. make sure you go into winterboard and screenshot that also. you can also go into manage and see what is installed. its all free but takes a little time.
     
  12. Arisian macrumors 68000

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    Forgive me to adding to this - but I recall some app that would back up applications I purchased from Cydia being around somewhere - an alternate to pkgbackup.
     
  13. tablo13 macrumors 65816

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  14. lucifiel macrumors 6502a

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    But problematic.

    Paper approach is fool proof.
     
  15. ACardAttack macrumors 6502

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    Ive never had a problem with it and have used it a couple times!
     
  16. iGeneo macrumors member

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    +1

    Left me in a mess last time
     
  17. Steve-Jobs macrumors 6502

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    Apps are ok but how about all that music? Do you have to backup music as well while you jailbreak to 4.2 (when it comes out) it'll be a pain to upload all that music back again!
     
  18. ACardAttack macrumors 6502

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    Ive always had to reupload all my music, and while its a pain and takes a bit, I just sync it and walk away and let it do its thing
     
  19. petsk macrumors 6502

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    What about app settings, can settings/user-data be backed up? Lets say I have an finance app that keeps track of my incomes and expenses and don't have an export function. Is all data lost if I upgrade iOS and have to reinstall the app? No matter if the app is from app store, installous or cydia? :eek:
     
  20. christopherli macrumors newbie

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    You need use iTunes to backup data. Also you can backup specific data with iFile.
     
  21. bytethese macrumors 68030

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    I'd also recommend AptBackup. I've never had an issue using it since 2.x about 3-4 iPhone's ago. :)
     
  22. KidFresh macrumors regular

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    Taking screenshots of everything never hurts.
     
  23. chaka macrumors newbie

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    Pkgbackup

    If you have problems, I have found that deleting the contact entry prior to hitting backup fixes all my issues. Not in the FAQ.
     

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