iPhone backup - Image file

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Ploper, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. Ploper macrumors newbie

    Apr 13, 2012
    Is there a way to backup my iPhone by creating an image file of the content? If so, how?
    Again, I am talking only about creating an image file, not any other backup method.

    Thank you!
  2. iMacDragon macrumors 68000


    Oct 18, 2008
    Nope, the iPhone can't be accessed like a mass storage device, so this kind of backup/restore is not doable.
  3. Ploper thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 13, 2012
    Thanks for your answer.
    First of all I would like to apologize if my English is not good, it's not my native language.

    I am trying to understand - there is no way that a third-party program will do the job?
    If not, is there any way to backup the iPhone including the jailbreak, cydia tweaks and apps settings?
  4. falterego macrumors 6502


    Dec 28, 2008
    Southern California
    Jailbreaking cannot be backed up. Your applications and media files are backed up in iTunes (apps/settings into the iPhone backup file, media is stored in your library). If you want your account information (email account, iCloud account) to be part of the backup you need to set iTunes to use a password to encrypt your backup file.

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