iPhone How to save iOS icon and folder layout Springboard Home Screen information when resto

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by eprisencc, Nov 17, 2014.

  1. eprisencc macrumors member

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    You need to be jailbroken for this to work.

    Transfer all your apps to iTunes so you can get them back.

    Backup the following file using iFile in the following directory: private/var/mobile/Library/SpringBoard
    IconState.plist

    Backup this file to dropbox using iFile.

    Restore iPhone as new. Sync apps back using iTunes. Re-jailbreak phone. Install iFile.

    To restore springboard organization, rename the backed up file IconState.plist to DesiredIconState.plist and then copy to private/var/mobile/Library/SpringBoard. Overwrite the existing file if necessary. Respring and springboard layout should be restored. Now all you have to do is go through the tedious process of logging into apps and setting the phone back up the way you like it.
     
  2. Ken Kaniff macrumors regular

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    Here's another method-

    Backup device to iTunes.
    Restore device.
    Restore from backup.

    Done.


    Or am I missing something here???
     
  3. eprisencc thread starter macrumors member

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    This is if you were jailbroken on a previous version of iOS or even your current version and you do not want any corrupted jailbroken data restoring back on the phone. This allows you to restore as new but still keep your app and folder organization without any extra and possibly corrupted data. Usually if you restore as new you lose all your folder and app organization that you work so hard to set up.
     
  4. Ken Kaniff macrumors regular

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    I see. Carry on! :)
     
  5. crashnburn macrumors 6502

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    Is this still valid? I cant seem to find this file and all plists in this file dont show all the SB info.. So..?
     
  6. darricksailo macrumors 601

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    If you use a tweak that relies on the tweak IconSupport, the file will be IconSupportState.plist
     
  7. crashnburn macrumors 6502

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  8. darricksailo macrumors 601

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    you would need to use a software that can manipulate the itunes backup files. A software like iBackupBot

    System Files -> HomeDomain -> Library -> SpringBoard
     

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