iTunes Capacity Bar

phindol900

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I know the thing about jailbroken backups saving data but it just wasting space, so, if you do restore your phone from a jailbroken backup, will the iTunes Capacity bar display this wasted data as before, or not?
 

phindol900

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So, you're telling me that the backup shouldn't save jailbroken themes or apps anyway?
 

labman

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Correct iTunes does save jb tweaks themes etc. Most of it in iTunes is displayed as other but is not backed up. There is pkgbackup and xbackup in Cydia that were designed to back those up.
 

ZCherub

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To avoid wasted space, you should "restore as new", then synch the iPhone in iTunes after the restore to get your music/contacts, etc. back.

I never do this because I like to keep my texts, etc. but I'm going to go this route on my next restore/update because the wasted space is starting to adversely effect keeping pics/music on the phone...
 

phindol900

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Jun 14, 2012
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Correct iTunes does save jb tweaks themes etc. Most of it in iTunes is displayed as other but is not backed up. There is pkgbackup and xbackup in Cydia that were designed to back those up.
I'm confused. You said it does save it, but it's not backed up? I just updating to 5.1.1 and do not plan on jailbreaking again until after iOS 6 so for the mean time I do not care about my themes. My only question is, if I restore my phone from my jailbroken backup, are the themes in that back up (even though I would be using them)? I ask because I just did it to try it, and my "other" category decreased by 1.2 GB, so I was not sure if that means it's gone, or it's still there but itunes doesn't recognize it as taking up space.
 

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