iPhone PKGBackup settings backups and newer app versions?

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  1. Iphonian, May 5, 2013
    Last edited: May 5, 2013

    Iphonian macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I use PKGBackup for backing up all setttings for my Cydia apps and other apps on my iPhone. As far as I understand PKGBackup does not really backup up the apps themselves but just a list of them and their settings. Otherwise, the backup would be huge but it is actually relatively small.

    So, what I wonder now is this: If PKGBackup only makes a backup of the settings but not the apps themselves, they will later be re-downloaded for restoring. But since my last backup, there may be newer versions of the apps.

    How can I be sure that the restored settings are compatible with these newer versions the apps? After all, new app versions sometimes bring new options and other changes.

    And one more question: When I select local storage (/var/mobile/Library/Preferences/PKGBackup) for saving the backup, will this backup be automatically included in my next iTunes backup or will I have to copy this backup manually from my iPhone to another safe location?
     
  2. dhlizard macrumors G4

    dhlizard

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    PkgBackup backs up your Cydia hacks, apps and sources.
    The developer has added a few other items which it backs up but it really does not back up the settings for all those Cydia apps.
     

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  3. Iphonian thread starter macrumors newbie

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    OK. Thanks for the info. I guess I will have to do all my personalized settings (like gestures I defined in the app) again when I use PkgBackup to restore any Cydia apps.
     

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