Is there a way to backup all jailbreak data?

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  1. SilentWalker

    SilentWalker Retired Moderator

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    I want to take a break from the jailbreak scene, mostly because I want to see if my iPod's speed improves without all the extra bulk, and because I just wan't to use my iPod like how it was meant to be used (don;t get me wrong, I'm not against JB and I have had a JB iPod for over 6 months now).


    Yes, so...I am going to restore my iPod to factory settings this weekend and then restore to a backup, leaving everything on my iPod except anything JB-related.


    However, if I ever choose to re-JB, I would love to have my iPod exactly as is now, as I spent months theming and other stuff to get it as close to perfect as possible (imo).

    Is there a way I can copy EVERYTHING JB-related and back them up on my computer; and, if I do ever decide to re-JB, get those files back to the exact same locations on the device?


    Now I know I can manually backup the 'Themes' directory by SSH (which is okay by me); and I know I can do the same with the entire file system, but it just doesn't feel right. Plus it'll take forever to copy, and I'll have all this unecessary data which is not JB related. I only need to backup JB data.


    And please don't suggest aptbackup, as that only backs up a LIST of installed JB apps, not the app data, nor SSHed themes, nor any other JB data that was not installed via Cydia.



    So please....suggestions?
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    Just ssh out the /.

    Or use APTBackup.
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    Did you even read the damn post?
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    Nburnes Well-Known Member

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    Did you even read my "Damn post"?

    Being a prick gets you no where in life kid, especially on the internet.

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    What you asking is more than likely not possible. Try to ssh out "/".
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    Uhh....yes I did

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    Omfg dude!!!! Again... I ask - did you even read the damn post?

    Seriously, if you gotta be of no help AND insultive, and give answers without even reading the question...don't post!!!
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    Well then you SOL mate. I have never heard or seen something that does what you are wanting to do. Hell a regular backup doesn't even backup saved games.

    SSH out /. Save it to a DVD or something.

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    Okay...let me rephrase my question:

    How do I know which data is jailbreak related and which is default?

    Are there just a few locations on the device where JB data is stored or is it scattered throughout the entire device? Is there a tool I can use to backup everything that is not default, i.e. everything that was placed as a result of a JB.
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    As I know of (haven't been in an iPhone filesytem in a while) everything is decently scattered, all though if things are the same some jailbroken add-ons (files) will be noticed with something like XXXX.pwn or something like that.

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