Posts Tagged "ibye"

My Solution to Backing Up My iPhone

Back in January, I wrote a post about my experiences with PkgBackup and iBye. (My advice was to give PkgBackup a shot, and not to splurge on iBye just yet).

Some time has passed since then, and there have been updates on both apps, so I thought I’d give another update seeing as how the original post gets quite a bit of traffic and discussion.

Backing up your iPhone is rather easy when you adhere to Apple’s rules. Just connect your device to your computer and iTunes does the rest. If you’re like me, and want to do more with your iDevice, you might choose to jailbreak. That it when it is absolutely imperative that you read up on what it takes to backup your 3rd party apps and modifications. You can backup manually (via SSH), or you can invest in an app to help you with the task.

iBye and PkgBackup now both support Dropbox, and that is why I was most into these two apps. It’s very convenient to have your backups “in the cloud”. But the problem with Dropbox, in my experience, is that data transfer is extremely slow and tends to time out if you have a lot of files to backup.

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When App Development Goes Wrong: iBye for iPhone

I was made aware of a backup-utility app, named iBye (sorry, Jailbroken phones only), that would help users backup/restore their iPhone data.

Whenever there is a new iOS update, I wait forever to upgrade. Not because I don’t want to try out the new release and its fixes & upgrades, but because it takes for-freaking-ever to backup, restore, and customize a jailbroken phone to the set-up you previously had. I’m not kidding! Sometimes it would take over a week with custom themes and folders, and other tweaks that jailbreaking one’s iDevice provides.

I already have PkgBackup, which I like, but I haven’t tried it since it’s recent major upgrades. Before, all it would backup was the list of apps you had installed, so when you restored, it was download them all over again. No settings or data saved, though. And if you wanted to backup your Springboard layout, you needed to purchase accompanying app SBOrganizer, which I now do have.

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