1. pyrogram's Avatar
    How should I proceed so that I can backup both my AppStore apps and my Cydia apps before updating to ios 7 and jailbreaking? Is backing my Cydia apps even viable given that most probably aren't ios 7 compatible? Also, what steps exactly should I follow to safely update to ios 7 and then jailbreak?

    Thanks in advance for any help
    12-25-2013 07:23 AM
  2. rdiddy_25's Avatar
    Back up your iPhone thru iTunes or thru iCloud and that will save your data. There are a few programs/tweaks in Cydia that back up your tweaks such as package backup. But as u stated, very very few apps/tweaks are iOS 7 compatible. And to upgrade your 4S, place in dfu mode and upgrade thru iTunes.
    12-25-2013 11:57 AM
  3. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    There are too many things that wrong with the iOS 7 jailbreak.
    12-26-2013 09:59 PM
  4. Massie's Avatar
    There are too many things that wrong with the iOS 7 jailbreak.
    The jailbreak itself is fine--it was just unexpected, so a lot of developers were caught off guard and haven't had a chance to update their tweaks yet. Best advice (and in fact the advice the creator of Cydia is giving right now) is to jailbreak but don't install anything until Mobile Substrate--which most tweaks will require to run correctly--is updated.

    To the OP, I'd suggest simply writing down your Cydia tweaks (or taking screenshots of your Packages list) and re-installing them as they get updated. Trying to automate the backup and reinstalls during such a major iOS rewrite is asking for trouble.
    12-26-2013 11:05 PM
  5. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    The jailbreak itself is fine--it was just unexpected, so a lot of developers were caught off guard and haven't had a chance to update their tweaks yet. Best advice (and in fact the advice the creator of Cydia is giving right now) is to jailbreak but don't install anything until Mobile Substrate--which most tweaks will require to run correctly--is updated.

    To the OP, I'd suggest simply writing down your Cydia tweaks (or taking screenshots of your Packages list) and re-installing them as they get updated. Trying to automate the backup and reinstalls during such a major iOS rewrite is asking for trouble.
    I meant about how mysterious the launch was.
    12-26-2013 11:15 PM

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