iPhone iPhone 5s Cydia Backup

d4rklamp

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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?
 

Slumpey

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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
 
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Menneisyys2

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goobot

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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
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?
 

Menneisyys2

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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?
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.