How To Backup Cydia Tweaks And Apps On iPhone With xBackup Tweak

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Once you jailbreak your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, you enter a whole new world of tweaks and apps which are not available officially. You can either install paid applications for free, or download new tweaks, themes, fonts, and apps which add additional functionalities to already well performing iDevice. From changing the lock-screen of your iDevice, to changing the carrier logo on the status bar, jailbreaking brings endless customizations to your iDevice. With so many tweaks and apps in hand, there needs to be a way to backup cydia tweaks in case something goes wrong with your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.

xBackup is the tweak which makes it possible to completely backup cydia tweaks, including all downloaded apps, tweaks and customizations. It’s often that we need to upgrade to the latest iOS, and the re-jailbreak when the untethered one is out. In this process, it is pretty infuriating in case you lose out on all your Cydia oriented content. That’s when xBackup springs into action, by backing up all your jailbreak content to a native cloud. Here’s how to get xBackup on your iDevice.

Backup Cydia Tweaks And Apps On iPhone With xBackup

NOTE: Kindly note that xBackup is a jailbreak oriented tweak and requires you to have a jailbroken iDevice. In case you wish to jailbreak your iDevice running on iOS 7, you can follow our step by step tutorial below.

Step 1: Navigate to Cydia app on your device’s springboard and launch it. Next, tap the Search button on lower navigation menu to search for xBackup tweak.

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The tweak is available under default Cydia repositories for about $1.50 USD. However, we at SwapMyApp don’t want you to shred any extra money on paid tweaks, so you can download this tweak for free by following our tutorial below.

Step 2: Once you have officially purchased/ installed xBackup on your iDevice, you can exit Cydia. Now, navigate to Settings-> xBackup to enter the preferences area. Please note that instead of a preference page inside Settings app, you may get an xBackup app right on your device’s springboard.

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Step 3: To backup your Cydia oriented data, simply tap the Backup button. Once you tap the Backup button, xBackup automatically uploads your Cydia data to their cloud. Every iDevice has a unique identification number which is embedded along with the data being uploaded, hence even if you upgrade your iOS, your unique ID remains same which is used to get this data back on your phone.

Step 4: Coming to the Settings part of xBackup, you can configure it by navigating to Settings button on lower navigation menu. There is a toggle button for cloud upload, which should be turned on in case you want to upload your device’s Cydia backup. Then there are miscellaneous settings including auto reboot and respring which can be turned on with a toggle button. When you turn on auto reboot/respring, your device will perform that specific function after xBackup has completed taking backups.

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Step 5: In case you wish to restore from your backup some time in future, all you need to do is install xBackup on your freshly updated iDevice, and tap the Restore button in the lower navigation menu of xBackup.

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That’s it. Now you can download as many apps and backup Cydia tweaks when you wish to, without worrying about your Cydia oriented data.

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