The Cydia packages you’ve downloaded over time are certainly very important to you and if you plan on switching phones or just want to make sure you can still download them in case your device is stolen or is broke, then you can easily do that by using Aptbackup.
When it comes to using Aptbackup to save installed cydia packages you’ll find that the app is not only very simple to use, but it can actually take out the hassle of having to reinstall all your Cydia packages or applications after an upgrade. So what does it actually do? Well, Aptbackup automatically creates a backup list
of all your installed Cydia packages or applications and then uses it to help you reinstall them.
Considering you already installed it on your device, you now need to open it and then tap Backup. After doing so though, it’s recommended that you’ll have your iPhone synced with iTunes because this way you can save your backup of Cydia applications in your iTunes backup. After taking this step, you’re free to upgrade the software on your device to whatever version you choose.
Backing Up Your Data
After upgrading the software, it’s time to jailbreak your device once more and then proceed with downloading and installing AptBackup.
When the installation is complete, go ahead and launch AptBackup and then hit the restore button. When you do so, the app will start downloading all of your previously installed Cydia packages and applications, which as you can tell, it saves you a lot of time.
How The Backup Works
The way backing up your data work is very simple and the software will create a text file in which a list of all the apps you have installed on your phone is automatically created. AptBackup then saves this text file in a certain location in your phone and then uses it when you want to restore your device.
Useful If You Lose Your Phone
One thing that you have to keep in mind is that you won’t actually be able to backup and then restore everything you installed on your phone if
you lost your jailbreak in a software restore or software upgrade, but since this is a free applicable you can easily download from Cydia, it makes it much easier to get all your jailbreak apps installed on your device.
What do I mean by this?
Well, while AptBackup does help you get back all your applications, you won’t be able to recover personal settings. Therefore, you need to meddle with them
manually, which may be a bit of a nuisance for some (depending on the apps you use and the settings you have for each one), but at least you don’t need to download the apps by hand.
As you can see, if you’ve always had to spend a long time downloading apps manually after a software restore or upgrade, AptBackup takes the tediousness of doing so by automating the app download process and therefore saving you a lot of time and stress.