I was scrolling through the “Changes” tab of Cydia today and saw a new app, titled DataDeposit.
It claims to backup your iOS app “save data” to Dropbox. Think about if you play Angry Birds and you’re really, really good. But then your iPhone craps out on you or you unknowingly update to the latest firmware. iTunes loads all your apps back on your iPhone, but not your awesome high scores! This is where DataDeposit steps in. (Jailbroken phones only) I’m not a gamer, but there are other apps I wish I could easily save the data from.
I have been using the wonderful Backup Extractor, to spot select the data I want.
As you can probably tell from the name, it takes the saved data from the iTunes backup stored on your computer. In my experience, sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn’t. Sometimes manually restoring the data results in the app crashing back to springboard. I think that might have to do with permissions, but not 100% sure! So it’s kind of hit or miss. I’ll always have that option, so I decided to try out this tweak. It’s free, so what’s the harm?!
And, using Dropbox to store your data in the cloud works well for me. Seriously, so much of what I do filters through Dropbox (also free) now. Once you start using it, you’ll quickly see how it improves your workflow. So what are you waiting for? SIGN UP NOW!
There are already things I’d love to see added/upgraded in this app, but for what it does, A+! And again, I haven’t needed to restore my iPhone yet
Is anyone else using DataDeposit? Let me know what you think! And remember this is for AppStore data only. I still very highly recommend PkgBackup for Cydia data.
Below are a couple more screen shots from within the app.