How to do a Complete Backup of Your Jailbroken iOS Device Applications using PkgBackup?

by Jawwad in Guides, iPad, iPhone, Mobile | 1 comment


We have already talked about the an application called AptBackup that allowed to do a backup of all the jailbroken application on your iDevice. But that method does have some limitations. In case you have spare money at hand like $8 then you have a much better, flexible and more sophisticated option in the form of a Cydia application called PkgBackup that allows to do a complete backup of jailbroken iPhone applications on Addressbook or your Dropbox. After you make a backup, in case something goes wrong you can always go back and restore the device to exact same copy as it was before by the restoration method. Application provides a number of options to choose what to backup and what not.

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Here is the basic guide on it’s use as provided by it’s developers:

Backup:


1. Tap on the active packages to view the list of packages to backup.

2. Once the ‘Packages List’ is display, double-tap a package to select (blue color) or deselect (black color) it. By default, all INSTALLED packages are selected.

3. To view a package details, tap once a package. Once on the ‘Package Details’ view, you can select or deselect it for the backup.

4. Navigate back to the main view, optionally tap on each row in the ‘Options’ section to select (blue color) or deselect (black color) data of interest and tap ‘Backup’ icon on the navigation bar. An address book entry will be created IF your primary storage is the addressbook. When using Dropbox™, the file is directly created in your account.

5.Sync up your iPhone with your computer IF your primary storage is the addressbook AND don’t use PUSH to sync your ‘Contacts’.

That’s it!

Restore:


1. Tap on the active packages to view the list of packages to restore.

2. Once the ‘Packages List’ is display, double-tap a package to select (blue color) or deselect (black color) it. By default, all UNINSTALLED packages are selected.

3. To view a package details, tap once a package. Once on the ‘Package Details’ view, you can select or deselect it for the restore.

4. Navigate back to the main view, optionally tap on each row in the ‘Options’ section to select (blue color) or deselect (black color) data of interest and tap ‘Restore’ icon on the navigation bar.

5.That’s it! All packages will be restored in their LATEST version.

In case you are not already jailbroken, here are guides of untethered jailbreaking the iOS 4.3.1 on iPhone 3GS/4, iPad 1 and iPod touch using the PwnageTool 4.3 (on Mac) or Sn0wbreeze 2.5 (on Windows). In case you are not concerned about preserving the baseband of your phone then follow this simpler guide on untethered jailbreaking the iOS 4.3.1 based iDevices using RedSn0w 0.9.6.

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  • Akash Subramaniam

    hi please help me  i had an updated 3gs ios 5.1 jail brokered and unlocked . yesterday i dont know what happened the phone got switched off and was not turning on i took that phone to a local repairing shop  he fixed that phone but now the ios is 4.1 which is too annoying …. i just want your help please guide me  i want a software which can make a full backup of my present iphone os (4.1) so that if there is a problem in upgrading the phone then i can restore it to 4.1 again from the backup …. 

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