I agree that the app has a lot going for it (I bought it too early last year). However, I either misinterpreted the feature list or the dev used some marketing sleight of hand. I say that because what ultimately got me to buy the app was reading the phrase "scheduled backups."As far as I am concerned, it is hands down the best app to restore your Cydia sources, hacks, tweaks and apps and well worth $10. I have used it for probably 4-5 years.
Of course that depends on whether you plan to be restoring in the future and which firmware you have the option to restore to.
Thanks, I appreciate that. I try not to be a jerk or intentionally post misleading information.^^Let me begin by saying I respect you and your posts, they are fair and honest !
Can you explain "shortcoming of Cydia"? Is it not "squirelling" away by using PkgBackup to backup my current tweaks?But in this case, your issue is a shortcoming of Cydia, not PkgBackup. Since Cydia does not offer older versions of tweaks once an updated version is added to a repo, it is your responsibility to "squirrel" away a copy of the .deb file of the tweak you have chosen not to update.
That is correct, PKGbackup is normally only storing a reference to the tweeks. Then on restore, it queries Cydia for the current version and installs it. Nice if you are doing a restore on a newer iOS (so you get all the newest fixes), bad if you liked an older version of a certain tweek. However, it seems PKGbackup now saves packages as DEBs (see Settings), but I haven't tried it yet.Am I reading the purpose of the tweak wrong? Or maybe it's something like PKGBackup is simply storing a reference to the tweaks I have installed and then just merlely installing the latest from Cydia instead of actually storing a backup of what's already installed?
Ahhhh! That explains things then. Another bad assumption I made. Thank you for the clarification, I appreciate it!That is correct, PKGbackup is normally only storing a reference to the tweeks. Then on restore, it queries Cydia for the newest version and installs it. Nice if you are doing a restore on a newer iOS (so you get all the newest fixes), bad if you liked an older version of a certain tweek. However, it seems PKGbackup now saves packages as DEBs (see Settings), but I haven't tried it yet.
Thanks!It also means that if you install any deb file that is not available on cydia (e.g., some jailbreak dev's private beta that you install through iFile or using apt on the command line) it will not get backed up by PkgBackup (I also haven't tried the new option of saving deb files; that might change things).
All in all, though, PkgBackup is a handy tool for jailbroken iOS
Is your xCon version the one from GitHub (39beta7) ? If so. that is not on any repo yet, so that could be why.Well I tried the DEB saving feature. Not bad, it saved them in the PKGbackup folder in Preferences (if you backup locally that is).. However, it didn't give me a deb for xcon or PKGbackup itself... Weird.