iPhone iPhone 5s Cydia Backup

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by d4rklamp, Feb 22, 2014.

  1. d4rklamp macrumors regular

    Jan 17, 2009
    Hey guys, I'm about to upgrade to iOS 7.0.6 and jailbreak it afterwards. I was wondering, what would be the best method of backing up my Cydia tweaks & apps?
  2. WAM2 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 6, 2011
    United States

    I'm wondering this as well.
  3. jt999 macrumors regular

    Oct 11, 2007
  4. dhlizard macrumors G4


    Mar 16, 2009
    The Jailbreak Community
    ^^ This ^^

    PkgBackup is the best (but not free)
  5. Slumpey, Feb 23, 2014
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2014

    Slumpey macrumors regular

    Jan 29, 2011
    iPhone 5s Cydia Backup

    This is what I use with no issues.

    'OpenBackup' to backup and restore Cydia apps/tweaks and 'Source Saver' to backup and restore Cydia repos.

    Both are FREE and work with 5s and 7.0.6
  6. Menneisyys2 macrumors 603

    Jun 7, 2011
    Another vote for OpenBackup, at least for backing up DEB installers. I've even posted a tutorial on how its command-line utility should be used, should you encounter GUI crashes, at http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=18799825&postcount=16
  7. goobot macrumors 603


    Jun 26, 2009
    long island NY
    How well does it work with paid packages with you? I did the back up and I'm currently going through the deb files and i don't see my overboard in there. Im guessing since the dev put good crack protection on it this app can't back it up?
  8. Menneisyys2 macrumors 603

    Jun 7, 2011
    OpenBackup uses standard apt calls (specifically, apt-get). Everything apt is able to fetch is fetchable by OpenBackup.

    In my case, it has always been able to fetch all the paid-for packages. I've purchased many; however, unfortunately, Overboard isn't one of them so I couldn't test this myself. However, given that I have never had any problems with fetching the commercial DEB files from the same dev with OpenBackup (I've even provided proof of this in the second screenshot in the post I linked to above), I do think you have a local problem.

    What happens if you run "backupdebs" (the script OpenBackup uses for fetching DEB files) in the command line? Can you post the full console output of the script (as I've did above)? Based on that, I could be able to pinpoint the cause for the problem.

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