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BackupAZ Command-Line Edition

BackupAZ Command-Line Edition is capable of the same things as the GUI version, but it's more meant for terminals fans of for people who often connect to their devices with SSH !
BackupAZ Command-Line Edition 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 !

Here is the description of the application :

Free for all BackupAZ users !
Also, buy this version and you will have BackupAZ graphical version free ;)

Support iOS 5 up to iOS 10 !

BackupAZ come back with a command-line edtion !!!
Command-Line edition is capable of the same features as the normal version (except cloud functionality).
So why use this version instead of the normale one ? Because you can use your PC to ssh to your iDevice and use this command-line application from your PC or with mobile terminal from your iDevice !
It's also for the terminal fan that requested to me this version ;P

Please, go to the bottom for important information, like if you upgrade your device and change your jailbreak (like TaiG from Pangu...)

Why Use iTunes to backup your device when you have BackupAZ in your pocket ?
This application can Backup 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 which documents you've on your device ! For example, with 123Mo of SMS, 400Mo of Photos etc... The restauration and the safeguard take me about 4-5min (only !)

BackupAZ store safeguard 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 them after you've backuped them onto your PC, replace BackupAZ folder under same path, this is very important !

NOTE: Generally, you simply have to close/reopen the app (with data restored) for the change to take effect but this is not systematic. Some apps require a reboot (Phone app for voicemails and Call history for example). So if you remark that a data is not restored, don't swing your iPhone on the ground, the data is really restored ! Simply reboot your device or just Respring it (may be it will work but again it's not systematic)

IMPORTANT INFORMATION CONCERNING CHANGE OF JAILBREAK (TaiG from Pangu for example):
All the apps of safeguard/restoration like mine save all your tweaks, including untether package (pangu for example) (the package that allow you to reboot without being plug in your computer). During the package restoration, my app restore this package and if you have upgraded your device and so change your jailbreak (example: iOS 8.1 to 8.1.1 and so Pangu to TaiG) this will cause issue regarding your device, I mean you will not by jailbreaked anymore. All you have to do is, after the packages restoration, to re-jailbreak your device like before and you'll be done ! You can alternatively delete untether strings inside installed-packages.text ! All the packages will be there and your jb also ! Sorry but this is the only solution, but regarding the time gain you'll get with my app, it's not a big deal ;)


If you have any issue, please email me, I will try to reply you as soon as possible !
This is a console utility, accessed using Terminal or SSH.
Files install to /usr/bin/backupaz
No screenshots for this item.

How to get BackupAZ Command-Line Edition ?

Simply head over to your favorite package manager, go to the "Search" tab and tap "BackupAZ Command-Line Edition" (or simply "BackupAZ" to simplify the search). You can also click the button bellow to open the BackupAZ Command-Line Edition 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 Command-Line Edition 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 :)

Go to the BackupAZ Command-Line Edition's page in Cydia