iPhone PKGBackup restore from 1 iphone to another

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by mrwamck, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. mrwamck macrumors member

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    #1
    I have a 4s with 6.1.1, JB with Evasi0n.
    I have installed all the apps and tweaks that I want and then I took a backup
    with PKGBackup using Skydrive as the backup location.
    I see the backup data and on the Iphone it gives a very long device name like
    23a94108.......
    I then take my other Iphone also a 4s with 6.1.1, JB with Evasi0n.
    I then installed PKGBackup, and Yes it is purchased. When I start PKGBackup
    and go in to select my Backup device I can see the device 23a94108.... but
    I also see another 5a606700......
    PKGBackup says that this is my current backup device. When I select that device it shows no backups. When I try and select the 23a94108... device I can see the backup that I had from the other Iphone.
    Now my question is how do I get the device 23a94108.... as my current device or how can I select it so I can restore the backup from there?
    When I try and select the 23a94108.... device I get a message:
    "Operation Unavailable" This operation is unavailable.

    Any ideas????
     
  2. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    When you run PkgBackup for the first time, it will look for a backup for the device you are running it on.
    If it finds none, it always asks me "Use any available backup" or something close to that.

    Given that, if you remove all the backup folders except the one you want to use, it "should" see only the backup you want to use and if you select yes, link to it.

    But, if you do so, I imagine it will then overwrite that backup for the new device and your other device will not be able to use it any longer.

    So you may need to store the 2 backups in different locations (one in Dropbox one in SkyDrive ??)

    *Note: I haven't done this so it is just my intuition.
     
  3. mrwamck thread starter macrumors member

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    PKGBackup restore

    Well I don't know what happened but what I did was:

    I looked at the Skydrive and saw that the there was a directory PKGBackup
    and in that there were 2 directories: 1. 5a606700..... and 2. 23a94108....

    The 5a606700.... was empty and the 23a94108.... had my backup.
    I then copied everything from 23a94108... to the 5a606700....

    I then went into PKGBackup and did a logout and then a login to the skydrive
    and all of a sudden my backups showed.

    Now all I have to do is run the restore.

    Hopefully I home free....
     
  4. mrwamck thread starter macrumors member

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    Well I can now say that everything came back BUT I got a message something
    about IconSupport.... and I remember that I got the same message on the
    other Iphone and I replied Yes and everything hung. When I rebooted I lost
    all my folders. This time I replied No and I still lost all my folders. :(

    I can live with that but its kinda dumb. Folders I can recreate....
     
  5. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Last time I used PkgBackup, I got that same message about an old layout, I choose yes and all came back just fine for me.
     
  6. mrwamck thread starter macrumors member

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    Well I guess that is what makes the world go around. :)

    Finally back to where I was on the 1st iphone.

    Guess I'll try to remember "Yes" next time and see.

    Thanks for your comments!!

    This forum is the best since making cheese from goats milk :D:D
     

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