1. grunt0300's Avatar
    Someone please tell me the best way to store my JB stuff if i have to do a "restore" on the phone. Is there any way to get it all back at once? Short of writing everything down, i haven't figured it out yet. Trying to be prepared for the next OS upgrade. Thanks.
    02-24-2011 08:39 PM
  2. Massie's Avatar
    I don't think there's a perfect way, yet. Pkgbackup is decent (in Cydia) as a way to maintain an inventory of what you have installed. Cydia also offers a Manage Account option in the homepage, but I think that might only work with paid apps. But really manual reinstallation is the best way in terms of stability/reliability.
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    02-24-2011 09:46 PM
  3. Massie's Avatar
    Although I DO store all my themes on my laptop.
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    02-24-2011 09:47 PM
  4. BLiNK's Avatar
    Although I DO store all my themes on my laptop.
    this is exactly what i do, all my custom stuff anyways. i'm on team manual reinstall as well
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    02-24-2011 10:01 PM
  5. Ipheuria's Avatar
    Yeah I would say writing them down is the way I've usually done it. The themes like these guys said can be backed up to the computer.
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    02-25-2011 08:11 PM
  6. BLiNK's Avatar
    last restore i manually installed all my apps & tweaks by memory..

    i think i have done it too many times haha
    02-26-2011 05:58 AM
  7. Fausty82's Avatar
    Before I restored on Thursday night (long, tragic story), I opened Cydia and took screen shots of each page under Manage/Packages... so I had a clear picture of everything... synced them to my MBP and it did make finding/getting everything back pretty straightforward... it was time consuming though, as some of the apps just took you back to the Cydia store, while others wanted to respring, or (worse, time wise) reboot the phone... but it worked...

    Wish there was a simple way to do it, but manually doing it step-by-step is the cleanest and best, IMO. There is always a cost involved in doing something - time, money or residual garbage...
    02-26-2011 10:57 AM
  8. Massie's Avatar
    Hank, do you use the Queue method, or do you just reinstall them one at a time? Queueing can really save time!
    02-26-2011 11:09 AM
  9. Fausty82's Avatar
    Hank, do you use the Queue method, or do you just reinstall them one at a time? Queueing can really save time!
    I did one at a time... and yeah, it took a while... maybe I should look into the queue thing... but I don't plan on doing that very often
    02-26-2011 06:33 PM
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