How To Backup Cydia Tweaks,Themes on Jailbroken iPhone

It is very important to keep your iPhone backed up in case anything wrong happened. Just like how you can backup all the contents on your iPhone/iPad or iPod Touch using iTunes or iCloud, there is also a way to backup all your installed Cydia tweaks, themes, apps on your jailbroken iPhone where you can restore them any time you want..

Backing up all your tweaks, themes can be useful when updating to a newer firmware or restoringas all the jailbreak related contents including the jailbreak will be wiped off your device, and save you the trouble of installing the tweaks one by one.

Now meet PKGBackup, a tweak developed by Jibril Gueye that allows you to quickly backup all your cydia tweaks, sources, themes on your iOS device and save it in your local storage or on the cloud such as Dropbox, Box, SkyDrive etc. It also takes a backup of preferences & springboard files. It supports iOS 8 and is available on Cydia’s BigBoss repository for $9.99. The price might seem a little hefty, but in the long run, it will definitely worth it as it gets updated regularly to fix all the known bugs and support the latest iOS firmwares.

How To Backup Cydia apps and tweaks on your iPhone

STEP 1: Launch Cydia and purchase PKGBackup (costs $9.99).

STEP 2: After installing the tweak on your iPhone, you will find a standalone app will be added to your device's home screen.Tap to open it.

STEP 3: Go to the Settings app and choose the source where you want to save your backup such as local storage.

STEP 4: Tap on backup button..
STEP 5: Now press the orange 'backup' button. The size of the backup will also be displayed above it.

STEP 6: Tap on the Yes button to continue. You’ll be asked to enter the Backup title and the description. Give it a meaningful name to be able to locate it easily next time.

STEP 7: After you’ve entered the name, the tweak will start to take a backup of all the jailbreak related contents on your device. It should be done within a few minutes depending on the amount of Cydia packages you’ve installed on your device.

How To Restore Cydia tweaks from a backup

So you have updated to a new firmware on your iPhone, or made a quick restore ? Now you can follow our step-by-step guide that will show you how to quickly restore cydia tweaks from a backup.

Step 1: Open PkgBackup app and tap on the Restore button.

Step 2: The name of the backup that it will restore from will be displayed above the orange Restore button. To change it, tap on its name and you’ll view a list of all the packages it contains. To choose a specific backup, tap on the current backup’s name at the top of the list to choose the one you want to restore from and then press Select -> Close.

Step 3: To restore from the backup, press the orange Restore button.

Step 4: A confirmation message pops up. Tap on Yes.

Step 5: The tweak will now start to restore from the backup and after it has been completed, press the Reboot button on the pop-up box to restart your device.

Give it a try and let us know your opinion..

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