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Jun 14, 2024 • Filed to: Backup & Restore Data • Proven solutions

The importance of a backup cannot be overstated. We all know this which is why every iPhone or iPad user certainly has a few iTunes and iCloud backups available for their device. If you have a jailbroken device, you can just as easily back up all your iOS tweaks and keep them safely to restore later should you need to.

It is not uncommon that you find yourself in a situation where you may need to restore from this backup. You never know when your device might crash or freeze up. This article will help you avoid disaster in these situations by giving you a complete guide to back up your jailbroken device.

Part 1: How to Back up Jailbreak Apps with Dr.Fone

In order to back up jailbreak apps, you can try to use Wondershare Dr.Fone, a powerful and easy-to-use program enables you to easily back up your iPhone app and its data. Besides, you can also back up your iPhone text messages, contacts, photos, Facebook messages, and many other data.

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Steps to backup jailbreak apps with Dr.Fone

Step 1. Select "My Backup".

Download and install Dr.Fone. Then, launch the program and connect your device to your PC or Mac. At this moment, Dr.Fone will automatically detect your device model.

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Step 2. Back up App Files

From the below window, you can click "Back Up Now" to let Dr.Fone back up all data.

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Then Dr.Fone will back up your device.

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Step 3. Preview and Export App Backup Files

After the backup process finished, you can preview the app backup data. Jusc choose what you want and click "Export to PC" to export your jailbreak app data.

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Note: With Dr.Fone, you can finish jailbreak apps backup easily and fastly. You can preview and selectively backup the jailbreak apps data. So maybe you can click the below button to free download Dr.Fone and back up your jailbreak apps.

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Part 2: How to Back up Jailbreak Apps and Tweaks

To back up jailbroken apps and tweaks, you will need a separate backup system. You cannot utilize iTunes for this purpose since it will not back up data on a jailbroken device.

The best backup tool for jailbroken devices is PkgBackup, which can be downloaded from Cydia. You will have to pay $9.99 for this tool, but it's well worth the cost as it is effective and very easy to use. Here's how to use it.

Steps to back up Jailbreak apps and Tweaks

Step 1: Purchase PkgBackup within Cydia and then install the tweak.

Step 2: It will appear on your home screen as an app icon. It is very important that you reboot your device before opening the app as many users have had issues when they tried to open the app immediately after installing it.

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Step 3: Open the app. You may get a message that says, "Scanning of Packages and applications disabled." If you get this message, you need to head to the device's settings, go to PkgBackup, and then enable the Cydia packages for Backup.

step 3 to backup jailbreak app

Step 4: Go to PkgBackup and then Tap on Settings. Here you get to choose how you want to save the backup. Select your choice.

step 4 to backup jailbreak app

Step 5: Go to the home screen of the app, tap on "Backup," and then tap on the smaller "Backup Button."(The orange one).

backup jailbreak app completed

Tap yes to continue and then enter a title and description for the backup so you can easily find it when you need to. The app will begin to back-up your tweaks, all you have to do is wait for the process to complete.

Part 3: How to Restore the Backup You Just Created

A lot of things can happen to make you lose your jailbreak tweaks. Having a backup like the one we just created in part 1 above will help you get everything back, all you have to do is restore the backup. Here's how to do this:

If a factory reset caused you to lose all your jailbreak tweaks, you may need to re-jailbreak your device. After jailbreaking the device open up Cydia and reinstall PkgBackup. Within the app, Tap "Restore".

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The app will automatically load a default backup, which is usually the most recent one. Tap on the "Restore" button to complete the process. Reboot your device, and all your tweaks will appear.

A Backup for your Tweaks can be a real lifesaver, considering the number of things that can go wrong with a jailbroken device. With a credible backup, you can easily restore your device to its original status. This method is ideal if you have a lot of tweaks because then you can justify PkgBackup's $9.99 price tag. Although we are pretty sure anyone with a jailbroken device may want this app.

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