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

    May 5, 2013

    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


    Mar 16, 2009
    The Jailbreak Community
    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

    May 5, 2013
    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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