what's the easiest way to backup a jailbreak iphone? (upgrading to ios 5)

unlimitedx

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i'm helping my sister to upgrade her phone from ios 4.3.3 to ios 5.01.. what's the easiest way to backup all the data on the phone? such as address book, game data saves, messages, apps and app data? i used pkgbackup once and it crashed causing me to lose everything..
 

Grolubao

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OpenBackup saves all your repos and restores them, it's pretty cool. Other than that, a normal sync in iTunes will give you what you want.
 

NanoNyrd

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I would consider NOT using a backuptool (OpenBackup or PkgBackup) to automatically reinstall your jailbroken apps, as you risk to reinstall something which is not yet compatible with iOS 5. I would rather write down which jailbroken apps are installed, and then install them manually.

1. Upgrade phone with iTunes, syncing all apps back (going from 4.X to 5.X means a complete erase then resync).
2. Jailbreak
3. Add JB apps one or two at a time.
 

rick snagwell

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I would consider NOT using a backuptool (OpenBackup or PkgBackup) to automatically reinstall your jailbroken apps, as you risk to reinstall something which is not yet compatible with iOS 5. I would rather write down which jailbroken apps are installed, and then install them manually.

1. Upgrade phone with iTunes, syncing all apps back (going from 4.X to 5.X means a complete erase then resync).
2. Jailbreak
3. Add JB apps one or two at a time.
agree 100%.
 

Grolubao

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Well, now that you mention it, makes sense if your coming from 4.3.3, or at least confirm that all of the tweaks you have work on 5.x
 

unlimitedx

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I would consider NOT using a backuptool (OpenBackup or PkgBackup) to automatically reinstall your jailbroken apps, as you risk to reinstall something which is not yet compatible with iOS 5. I would rather write down which jailbroken apps are installed, and then install them manually.

1. Upgrade phone with iTunes, syncing all apps back (going from 4.X to 5.X means a complete erase then resync).
2. Jailbreak
3. Add JB apps one or two at a time.
can i swap steps 1 and 2? jailbreak, and then sync all the apps back?