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

eprisencc

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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.
 

Ken Kaniff

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Nov 8, 2014
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Connecticut
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.
Here's another method-

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

Done.


Or am I missing something here???
 

eprisencc

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Original poster
Sep 15, 2014
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Here's another method-



Backup device to iTunes.

Restore device.

Restore from backup.



Done.





Or am I missing something here???

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.
 

Ken Kaniff

macrumors regular
Nov 8, 2014
154
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Connecticut
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.
I see. Carry on! :)
 

darricksailo

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