Just a quick jailbreak tip for you this morning. A very handy trick comes from one of my new favorite blogs on saving a text list of all Cydia applications and repos. No doubt in lieu of the newest 4.2 update, many of us will want to take such precautions. That being said there is […]
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Backing Up Cydia

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Just a quick jailbreak tip for you this morning. A very handy trick comes from one of my new favorite blogs on saving a text list of all Cydia applications and repos. No doubt in lieu of the newest 4.2 update, many of us will want to take such precautions.

That being said there is another smart way to backup called PKGBackup. This app takes the pain out of backing up or even creating a list as mentioned above. Only downside is that this one will set you back $4.99.

The beauty is that PKGBackup takes a list of your Cydia repos and packages and stores them into a contact. Hence why it’s very important to do a sync after each PKGBackup. Then once you restore your iPhone, jailbreak, sync contacts, and install PKGbackup, and restore from the application (remember that contact in your address book), you’re smooth sailing.

Screenshots and user guide can be found, as well as other apps from Pragmatix Consulting, on their homepage (iWeb FTW!).

Update: Quick note for our commenter and other readers. After having my iPhone replaced at the Apple Store today, I went to do a restore through PKG Backup and ran into a hang up. Seems the fix, found right on their FAQ page, is to rename the PKG Backup contact card. Restoring then worked like a charm. In addition, if your Cydia icon apps appear to have blank icons, simply respring from SBSettings or reboot.

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