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    Default Disable iTunes Backup

    If you're like me the LONG SYNC TIMES drive you crazy. Solution. Download obai backup by backpack and swiper. Click disable backup. Done. If you change your mind click enable backup. Done. Awesome.

    Grab it here.
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    How about a Windows version for the rest of us poor souls?

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    I would try and whip something out quickly if my desktop wasn't in pieces.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tsintop View Post
    How about a Windows version for the rest of us poor souls?
    yes, please. it takes too damn long just to sync 1 song.
    Blah Blah and Blah

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    Ok, maybe we can put a rush on this windows version

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    I don't know about anyone else but im happy as hell about this little tool, good lookin!
    King Los aka Los Ninyo

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    Seriously guys? Google "iTunes disable backup windows". It's the first hit. Is it a simple 'one-click' GUI? No, it isn't. However, it is a fairly easy and safe 'mod'. I bet that one could easily make a batch file to automate the process.
    And it will be like a taco inside a taco within a Taco Bell that's inside a KFC that's within a mall that's inside your dream!

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    Sorry me! But is this little sweetie tool just for the latest Mac OS X??
    I mean I tried to install it on my MacBook Pro OS X 10.4.11 but it does not work!?
    Nothing happen when I double click the icon???

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    Can someone please upload it here or somewhere else? Rapidshare seems to be down briefly

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    I second that - rapidshare doesn't work for me.

    Please, someone?

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    yeah.... i definitely posted an app exactly like this a month ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tsintop View Post
    How about a Windows version for the rest of us poor souls?
    Use this for windows How to disable slow iTunes Backup for iPhone/ipod touch on Windows. its quick and easy. I did it a couple of weeks ago cause my iphone would backup every time i plugged it in, and if i waited for it to finish it would take at least 2-3 hours(I have about 100 apps).

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    Or for windows user, just click that "x" button that sits beside the "iPhone is currently syncing" after 2-3 seconds ur phone started to sync. it will stop the backup and sync your songs / apps / videos / photos right after.

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    i could have sworn there is an option in itunes to diable this. was i dreaming?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cartman13 View Post
    i could have sworn there is an option in itunes to diable this. was i dreaming?
    i second that. pretty sure its in preferences.

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    Sounds helpful, I want to understand this correctly. I'm pretty sure if you cancel a backup, it's corrupted if you wanted to restore later right? If we disable backup we'll no longer have a canceled/corrupted copy cluttering things ups. We'll have one solid "full" backup and not have to worry about a quick unfinished backup overwritting the last few full ones correct?

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    I'm on MAC...and the "X" works finely for me...dont need another app...thanks though.

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    Another way to do this without the application (this way makes you feel smarter.....jk)

    1. - Quit iTunes.
    2. - Open (on your MAC and not on your iphone)
    3. - Copy and paste this in, then hit return:
    defaults write DeviceBackupsDisabled -bool true
    (replace "true" with "false" to re-enable the back-up feature)

    -per Gizmodo
    Last edited by sgt sm00th; 2008-08-22 at 08:59 PM. Reason: Adding,"(on your MAC and not on your iphone)"

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    Thanks i needed this, I have tons of movies and music and it takes literally hours to back it all up.

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    Default iPhone Backup Disable Program for Windows - Finally Here!
    I have written a small FREE Windows program called "iPhone Backup Switch". The program will allow you to enable and disable the iPhone backup feature in iTunes. I have tested it pretty well in Windows XP and VISTA. There is a backup feature that will backup the iTunes configuration file and let you restore a previous version, if something goes wrong. Comes complete with installer and uninstaller.

    Download it here.

    Spread the word please!

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