iFunBox not working... Any alternatives?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by TNThomas, May 8, 2015.

  1. TNThomas macrumors 6502a


    Feb 12, 2012
    I wanted to use iFunBox today, but it wasn't working on iOS 8.3 as you might know. Are there any alternatives that still work for changing the data of an app?
  2. yjchua95 macrumors 604

    Apr 23, 2011
    GVA, KUL, MEL (current), ZQN
    Nope. Apple beefed up the security and prevented such apps from accessing data in iOS.

    This is actually a positive thing for people who want more security. Previously this loop hole allowed additional data to be recovered from the App areas that were off limits to the backup service.

    Apple haven't done it to stop people using 3rd party tools as such. I believe they've done it to make iOS even more secure for themselves and their customers by stopping potential snooping through people's cache folders.

    I think it relates to the item in the 8.3 security change log that reads as follows:

    Available for: iPhone 4s and later, iPod touch (5th generation) and later, iPad 2 and later

    Impact: An attacker may be able to use the backup system to access restricted areas of the file system

    Description: An issue existed in the relative path evaluation logic of the backup system. This issues was addressed through improved path evaluation.

    CVE-2015-1087 : TaiG Jailbreak Team
  3. RipsMctits macrumors regular

    Oct 19, 2011
    iBackupBot and iExplorer work for me still on 8.3 and OS X 10.10.3. I don't know if they perform the functions you are looking for, but I always assumed iFunBox was similar to the two programs I use.
  4. kupkakez macrumors 68000


    Apr 4, 2011
    If you are trying to move app data like game save files I don't think you are going to find anything. A couple of weeks ago I was able to downgrade my iPad to 8.2 since it was still being signed. Not sure if that's the case still.
  5. TNThomas thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Feb 12, 2012
    Thanks for the replies and I will try the suggested programs! :)

    The reason I want it is to change game data, so for example save files.
  6. bmclaurin macrumors member


    Nov 10, 2011
    Las Vegas, NV
    Interested in what you say about iBackupBot. I tried it today, and it could read the backup files just fine, but I couldn't see my device in the left-hand pane of the explorer window. Would like to use this to do a clean install and then copy back my iMessage database and attachments.
  7. RipsMctits, May 11, 2015
    Last edited: May 11, 2015

    RipsMctits macrumors regular

    Oct 19, 2011
    My device data got corrupted somehow, so I had to do a fresh restore. I was going to just back up the messages and attachments the traditional way, until I discovered a blogpost somewhere with a great solution to my problem. Here's what I did:

    1) Made an iTunes backup of my device with the messages and attachments I want to keep.

    2) Used iExplorer to export the message and attachment data in HomeDomain and MediaDomain to my Desktop (I think those are what they're called). You can probably do this step with iBackupBot but I wasn't planning on using it at first. I realized iExplorer can't write to a backup, it can only extract things, so I had to switch programs.

    3) I reset my device to factory settings.

    4) I made a clean backup of the newly-restored phone, and used iBackupBot to paste the message database and attachments into the clean backup.

    5) Used iTunes to restore the "tweaked" backup to the phone.

    Voila, it worked like magic. All of my messages and their attachments were there, back to 2011 when I got my first iPhone. I didn't have to directly access my device from iBackupBot at all.

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