iTunes is a powerful tool to backup your iDevice, but it doesn't let you choose what you want to backup and restore ! This is where BackupAZ 2 comes in !
BackupAZ 2 is an awesome backup tool for your iDevice that let you backup important things such as jailbreak packages and sources, photos / videos, SMS / iMessages, etc... and the best part is that it doesn't need a computer ! All is done directly on your device. I hear you, you say "But what if we restore our device, the backups will be erased !!!", but another great thing about this application is that it support cloud sharing so that you can upload your backups on the cloud and recover them when you want !
Here is the description of the application :
Compatible with iOS 7, 8, 9 and 10
In a wish to consolidate all my apps and improve them, BackupAZ come back with a new version !!! (free for all previous BackupAZ users)
Check out BackupAZ Command-Line Edition, it's free for all BackupAZ users ;)
Why use iTunes to backup your device when you have BackupAZ in your pocket ? This application can save all these data (at the moment):
- Your sources
- Your installed jailbreak Packages
- Your Tweaks' settings and also your stock applications settings
- Your account(s)
- Your Contact list
- Your Calendar event(s)
- Your Notes
- Your Safari Bookmark(s)
- Your SMS and also their attachments
- Your Voicemail(s)
- Your Call history
- Your SpringBoard settings (including Lockscreen and Homescreen Backgrounds, Icon state...)
- Your Photos and Videos
And restore them !
The action related to the All in One button Preference can be long, depending on the size taken by the backup(s) ! For example, with 123Mo of SMS, 400Mo of Photos etc... The restoration and the safeguard take me about 4-5min (only !)
BackupAZ store backup data under iTunes Safeguard location, but by security, I would advise you to backup these data on your PC (there are in /var/mobile/Library /Preferences/BackupAZ). If you want to restore your backup after you've copied it onto your PC, replace BackupAZ folder under same path, this is very important ! You can also upload your backups to the cloud (Dropbox, Google Drire and Box) so that you can recover them after you've restored your device, without the need of a computer !
NOTE: Some apps require a reboot (Phone app for Voicemails and Call history, for example). For this, simply use the button in the the alert after a restoration. You can also use the reboot button in the « Options » pages.
NEW : BackupAZ 2 Reminder tweak directly included in BackupAZ 2 ! The tweak allow you to be reminded at device unlock to do a backup on certain day of the month.
How it work exactly ? Go to the Preferences app > BackupAZ 2 Reminder, select things you want to backup, select the days of the month on which you would like to be reminded and that's all !
Exemple : You have chosen to backup Cydia sources and packages on the 5th. When you'll unlock your device at this day, an alert will pop up asking you if you want to do the selected backups. If you choose yes, BackupAZ 2 app will be opened and will automatically launch the selected backups ;)
Please, read the Help page in app for important information, like if you upgrade your device and change your jailbreak (like TaiG from Pangu...)
If you have any issue, please email me with the Cydia's form, I will try to reply to you as soon as possible !
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Here are the screenshots of the application :
How to get BackupAZ 2 ?
Simply head over to your favorite package manager, go to the "Search" tab and tap "BackupAZ 2" (or simply "BackupAZ" to simplify the search). You can also click the button bellow to open the BackupAZ 2 description's page in your web browser (if you do this on your jailbroken device, you will be asked if you want to open this page in Cydia) !
!!! IMPORTANT NOTE !!!
Please do not download BackupAZ 2 from a pirate repo as it could contain malware that could force you to restore your device for example ! By not doing this, you will also contribute to future development, which is greatly appreciated :)