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    I am looking for a way to back up all of my sources and packages. If you know of one please let me know.

    But I have an idea for a tweak that will automatically back up all of my Cydia sources. Every time a new package is downloaded a note should be created in the notes application listing the the tweak/package name author and date of download. If something like this exists please let me know, or if the new tweak can be created.

    I just updated to 5.1.1 and hate having to re-install all packages, one by one.


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    xBackup does the trick for you. It backs up ALL sources and installed packages. Just download it (it's a paid app on the BigBoss repo) choose the backup option, then go about restoring. When you finish your restore and jailbreak, just download the app again and choose the option to restore the backed up packages.
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    Google DebianSaverLaunchDeamon, it backs up most deb files as you install them.
    PkgBackup is a good tool, especially if you are reinstalling or upgrading your iOS

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    Quote Originally Posted by DC_Dave View Post
    Google DebianSaverLaunchDeamon, it backs up most deb files as you install them.
    PkgBackup is a good tool, especially if you are reinstalling or upgrading your iOS
    He wants the sources backed up as well.
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    PkgBackup does sources as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by DC_Dave View Post
    PkgBackup does sources as well
    Yes it does but also causes more problems then good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2k1 View Post
    Yes it does but also causes more problems then good.
    Yes, if you go up an iOS make sure you only restore your main packages and not any dependancies or system packages/files as the next iOS update doesn't want any previous version files. For example if you are restoring say iFile you wouldn't also click on file-cmds, you let the iFile install sort that out for you. That way if it's not compatible with the updated iOS, it shouldn't install. Basically only restore Cydia package names you recognise and untick everything else.
    The rest, Preference files, notes, SMS, shsh, contacts, sources, etc seem to work ok.

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    I still would prefer xBackup because it doesn't have issues like this lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by DC_Dave View Post
    Yes, if you go up an iOS make sure you only restore your main packages and not any dependancies or system packages/files as the next iOS update doesn't want any previous version files. For example if you are restoring say iFile you wouldn't also click on file-cmds, you let the iFile install sort that out for you. That way if it's not compatible with the updated iOS, it shouldn't install. Basically only restore Cydia package names you recognise and untick everything else.
    The rest, Preference files, notes, SMS, shsh, contacts, sources, etc seem to work ok.
    Just stick with Xbackup you will do fine

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    I heard xBackup is not working anymore...haven't tested myself tho
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    It works well as of last weekend did a buddy's phone for him

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    I heard another issue with this as well cel. I think his servers are down or something at the moment.
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    It seems these cydia source/package backup apps may all have some issues. Pkgbackup in particular I had issues with. I haven't tried xBackup though, might give that a go. But I always just write my sources and packages down anyway just in case. It seems with pckbackup I get a corrupt backups and it doesn't work after and I end up reinstalling everything manually anyway. I hope xbackup doesn't do that...if it does hope it doesn't happen as often lol.

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    Xbackup worked flawless last week for me the other day on a friends phone. But have not tryed it again so
    Don't know if the source is down.

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    I found some ones that do work just in case xBackup no longer works: APTBackup, AppBackup, and OpenBackup. Hopefully those will do for the time being just in case xBackup isn't working.

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    Quote Originally Posted by H4CK3R View Post
    I found some ones that do work just in case xBackup no longer works: APTBackup, AppBackup, and OpenBackup. Hopefully those will do for the time being just in case xBackup isn't working.

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