1. Nick Hesson's Avatar


    A popular package among many jailbreak enthusiasts is one called PkgBackup, developed by Jibril Gueye. Since the evasi0n jailbreak, there have been a lot of new apps appearing in Cydia, many unfortunately were not supported by PkgBackup, until now. Version 5.3.3 brings added support for numerous applications.

    PkgBackup will allow users to backup/restore all cydia packages, in additions to preferences & springboard files. It also support Categories & hidden files. Furthermore, you can also autobackup & schedule a backup.

    PKGBackup is now cloud-aware, thanks to Dropbox. You now have the choose of storing you backup on the device and/or on Dropbox (which is recommend for large backup and or backup versioning).
    Here is a full breakdown on the Yet-to-be-released update:

    Version 5.3.3 *NOT YET RELEASED*:
    -Bug fix: iCloud backup interference
    -Various other optimizations
    -Added 4 new ‘autoscan’ toggles to be configured under Settings>PKGBackup
    -Added support for SBSettings’ FastNotes
    -Added support for iBlacklist
    -Added support for Springtomize 2
    -Added support for biteSMS
    -Added support for SBProfiles
    -Added support for FLEX
    -Added support for Summerboard themes
    -Added support for Safari Download Manager
    -Improved support for: Iconoclam layouts
    -Improved: Ability to include/exclude ‘Documents’ and/or ‘Library’ from Apple apps backup, activated by long press on each app.
    -Improved support for photos & videos
    -Highly recommended update
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    2013-02-27 08:46 PM
  2. godfred212's Avatar
    thanks Jibril Gueye for the nice update,downloading right now!!!
    2013-02-27 09:05 PM
  3. Hyperextension's Avatar
    This breaks your iCloud backup!! Be warned. It broke mine and 2 subsequent updates that were supposed to fix it did not. I had to do 3 restores and have since stayed away from it.
    2013-02-27 10:24 PM
  4. rickuk's Avatar
    The iCloud fix for the previous version was to select Activate under settings/pkgbackup to reset pckbackup

    Just tested this versions and no need for the reset, iCloud continues to work for me
    2013-02-27 10:42 PM
  5. Adrian97c's Avatar
    One word, xbackup!!

    Destroys this app & doesn't need update for "new Cydia apps" lol
    2013-02-28 01:23 AM
  6. realism's Avatar
    $10.00 !?!?!? Really? I'll pass on the ridiculously expensive "cydia" app that should be a free feature of cydia in the first place... ::laughing at anyone who actually buys this::
    2013-02-28 01:54 AM
  7. Bo Troxell's Avatar
    ^ kinda agree, Cydia should have at least a "restore purchases" function if not restore all packages.
    2013-02-28 02:49 AM
  8. cjuni's Avatar
    What the F, I paid a couple yrs ago for this and now I go to re-download it and its askin me to re-pay......this BS!
    2013-02-28 03:43 AM
  9. bisayakid07's Avatar
    One word, xbackup!!

    Destroys this app & doesn't need update for "new Cydia apps" lol
    Do you think xbackup is iOS6 compatible? It didn't say in Cydia
    2013-02-28 04:27 AM
  10. thevmax's Avatar
    For those of you who are badmouthing Pkgbackup, you need some perspective on this product.
    First of all, you have access to previous backups you have done by date & time.
    This is important if you have screwed up and accidentally installed something that is messing up Cydia.
    Also, you can go back and selectively install or remove specific apps. This is a huge advantage when
    you are trying to figure out why your phone is going into safe mode.
    When you use Xbackup you must use iTunes to cause the backup,
    and when restoring you must restore through iTunes, so you have to go through another jailbreak!
    If Apple is not signing your version of IOS and you have an A5 or A6 device, BLAM!, you just lost your jailbreak!
    2013-02-28 05:16 AM
  11. thevmax's Avatar
    I have used this app on an iphone 3GS, iphone 4, and now an iphone 5.
    It runs without using iTunes.
    You can backup or restore individual apps or complete groups, (total flexibility).
    It backs up or restores based on date and time., so you go to a specific backup
    and restore an individual app.
    The backup or restore occurs only with jailbroken data, so you don't have to
    restore your iphone through IOS.
    It has the flexiblity to store your backup on your iphone, dropbox, sugarsync, or skydrive.
    It remembers and backs up your preference files, springboard files, and folders.
    (So you will have the same layout as when you backed up).
    2013-02-28 07:23 AM
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