Keeping track...of everything...

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by fisherking, Sep 11, 2010.

  1. fisherking macrumors 603


    Jul 16, 2010
    ny somewhere
    just spent 15 minutes organizing all my hacks/changes/JB apps.
    pretty easy really:

    copied ALL the files from the themes folder of my phone to a folder on my mac.
    copied springboard strings, any other files i added or modded (ie dock files, iconoverlay.png).

    went into Manage in Cydia, and made a text list on my mac of everything there; so a list of all used apps NOT in themes (like Shrink, Lockscreen Clock Hide, etc).

    think i got it all, and am ready for...whatever's next.
    no pkgbackup, or any other app needed.

    just mentioning all this; worth doing BEFORE the next upgrade/jb...
  2. Vatche macrumors member

    Feb 21, 2009
    Actually there is a much quicker way go into packages and start taking screen shots then the same in sources and your set email them to yourself or save the pics now your set for what ever uprades are coming. Only will take u a few minutes.
  3. C8XY macrumors 6502

    May 11, 2008
    I think theres a way of making a txt file of all your packages then use apt-get to reinstall after an upgrade. Its all command line, not sure where i read it I use PkgBackup
  4. fisherking thread starter macrumors 603


    Jul 16, 2010
    ny somewhere
    seriously? whatever works, it's worth doing NOW.

    my thought is just, i want to log everything i've added/changed, so in the future, i can (at least) know what i want/need (as ios upgrades will undoubtedly break some of my current jb apps...)
  5. -aggie- macrumors P6


    Jun 19, 2009
    Where bunnies are welcome.
    dpkg --get-selections > packages.txt


    dpkg -l > packages.txt
  6. braddick macrumors 68040


    Jun 28, 2009
    Encinitas, CA
    I'm always chasing the next update via Apple with the subsequent jailbreak.

    I've decided this go around to stop. I've got my iPhone perfectly the way I want it- themes, various apps, that I just don't feel like starting over again.

    I don't see the real advantage and just lots of potential hassles.

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