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Thread: restore/backup my jailbreak
08-05-2008, 03:24 AM #1restore/backup my jailbreak
does anyone know how to backup my ipod after a jailbreak? something that will save everything?
I DLed everything off my ipod I could via ssh, but that is very tedious, esp since ive changed things so much already and am ready to do another backup
is there an easier way? more automated hopefully or a way that takes less time (like can I skip certain folders?)
09-20-2008, 04:47 AM #2
I found it out!
this post was helpful:
theres lots of files to backup:
**when restoring, copy the file over and set permissions to 775**
saved games/ Application Data
/private/var/mobile/Applications/big long number/Documents
Most of the time your data is in here, just one file. A .db (database) file or sometimes a file called "save"
if you have any themes, for winterboard
default Apps: (youtube, call history, webclips etc)
/var/mobile/Library/ here too?
relatively small directory, mine is 20mb
NES Roms (if you have em):
Also, do any of your cydia applications dL things themselves? like dTunes or mxTube? if so you'll want to backup those files as well
If I were you, I'd back up everything just in case. Then worry about finding the files you need when it comes time to restore, if you need to. (apparently Itunes backs up these files..but doesnt work a lot of the time for me so that's why I looked into this).
Just make sure to skip your music directories: /private/var/mobile/Media/iTunes_Control/Music and /var/mobile/Media/iTunes_Control/Music/
you can skip your photos as well if you want: /var/mobile/Media/Photos and /private/var/mobile/Media/Photos
Last edited by misscali; 09-20-2008 at 04:49 AM.
09-06-2010, 01:31 PM #3
Let me get this straight, so if I do all that, and then have to do a restore on my phone, after I jailbreak again, this will restore all of my jailbroken features?