View Poll Results: What do you use to back-up your Cydia packages?
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Cydia store, PkgBackUp ($4.99)
Cydia package, AptBackup (FREE)
I don't bother backing up my Cydia packages!
Cydia's PkgBackUp ($4.99) or AptBackup (FREE!) Which is better?
Hey, just getting back into the jb scene. After purchasing PkgBackUp in the Cydia store, I noticed theres AptBackup & it's a free package in Cydia. What's the difference between the 2? Did I just waste $4.99, or is PkgBackUp better? Not complaining & it's no biggie, just wondering what the difference between the 2 are. Thanks.
- 11-20-2010, 05:19 PM #2
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Last edited by nillam1; 12-20-2010 at 12:01 AM.
- 12-20-2010, 12:18 AM #10
Then plug your phone/other iDevice into the computer and start up iTunes. Under Devices, you should right click your device and click backup. The backup of your Cydia apps is taken along with the regular iTunes backup.
- 12-20-2010, 06:53 AM #11
- 12-21-2010, 02:12 PM #12
To add to my previous point, I'd say this. I urge a bit of caution with AptBackup. Been reading up a bit, and a lot of people across the net have been saying how PkgBackup seems to always work, but AptBackup can sometimes mess up the file system. Hence, take any advice with a grain of salt and get PkgBackup if you can. However if you do get AptBackup and it works with your phone then well and good.
An opinion I found online btw:
PkgBackup installs the latest version of every package you had installed on your phone. It does not preserve application data. The developer says that the next release will restore categories as well.
The main difference between AptBackup and PkgBackup is that AptBackup requires that you restore your phone from a backup. It is therefore pretty worthless if you do a major version upgrade and want to set up as a new phone. Pkgbackup saves your information as a contact, which can be synced from your computer, allowing you to restore even after setting up your phone as new.
- 12-21-2010, 06:02 PM #13
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- 12-22-2010, 07:54 AM #16
i would definately go for aptbackup ye because its free but lets be honest why pay 5dollars for an app that probably isnt even much better than aptbackup so id definately go for aptbackup but isnt there a repo to get the other one for free?
- 12-22-2010, 08:53 AM #17
- 12-26-2010, 04:17 PM #18
I have both and have used both! Aptbackup has always worked for me. It's simple, no options other than backup or restore, and it's quick. It just doesn't backup your springboard layout, like icon order and some themes. It'll remember your current springboard theme, but will not remember which ringtones ToneFx had assign.
Pkgbackup is cool. Has many more features, and even more with OS4. It can backup to the phone or to an online dropbox account that you have to create. In combination with SBOrganizer, it can back up and restore your springboard layout. It also does autoback up reminders, backs up upon opening the app, and allows a back up schedule to be set. It also tells you exactly how many apps are installed and how many are backed up. But the price is now $7.99!
Honestly, if you really don't want to spend the money, Aptbackup is just fine!
- 12-27-2010, 09:44 PM #19
- 12-29-2010, 10:46 AM #20
I won't use APTbackup ever again, because after I spent hours restoring 30gb of normal apps and data, it made it all disappear when I restored my JB apps with it. I had 120 apps in 20 folders that I could not see, even though a search told me they were still there. I had to start all over again.