Transfer of cydia applications from iphone 3G to 3GS

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by yiannos9, Nov 23, 2009.

  1. yiannos9 macrumors member

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    hi
    i recently jailbroke and unlocked the new 3GS.
    is there a way to transfer my cydia applications from my current 3G iphone to my new phone?
    i hate downloading again all my cydia apps from the beggining!!!
    maybe there is any software that i can use that im not aware of...

    If anyone has anything that can help me please let me know.

    thanks
     
  2. thelatinist macrumors 603

    thelatinist

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    I am not sure, but you might be able to use pkgbackup to create a contact with a list of all installed packages, sync it to your new phone, and do a one-click reinstall. I'm not certain of this, however; Pkgbackup backups may be keyed to a particular phone using the IMEI or something.
     
  3. yiannos9 thread starter macrumors member

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    i will try it anyway i have nothing to lose ... i hope...
    thanks
     
  4. eg2007 macrumors 6502

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    For some, not all, you have to email the developer and they'll transfer the serial to your new phone. I've done this a few times...
     
  5. thelatinist macrumors 603

    thelatinist

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    This is for paid apps only, of course.
     
  6. iPhone-power macrumors 6502a

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    PkgBackup saves the Cydia apps to a contact file.

    Just sync the new phone to your old contacts list in iTunes.

    Then get PkgBackup on new phone and hit restore.
     
  7. JMC2008 macrumors newbie

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    So how to get Pkg Backup back?

    ....this is exactly the situation that I am in - I have some paid Cydia apps (they do not appear in iTunes which I think is stating the obvious) ...on the old iPhone (3G) - and I am going to a new (3GS) one and have pkg back up installed - and the file created in the contacts and synced.

    However - how to do a restore of this on the new iPhone when I need to have pckg backup on the new iPhone to execute the restore - ?

    Do I have to buy it again (pckg backup) or another way?

    I have emailed the developer and hope to hear back.

    Am I the only one who finds the "how to" for this app not quite complete? I got it for this specific reason. But there is no 'walk-through' for the first timer in the situation that I would think one of the two - that it would be really useful.

    Help?:apple:

    Thanks!
    Jared
     
  8. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Re: PkgBackup

    Well the app is simple enough to use, not much how to needed, but...

    I don't know what effect changing phones has on the license you got when you bought it for your old phone.

    Don't know if it can be transferred over ? Perhaps if you are just running it on one phone (as in sold old phone ?)
     

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