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florbastang
05-29-2009, 01:02 PM
Can you back up game saves? Are game saves/high scores/etc. backed up when you sync the device? I might be sending my Touch in for replacement (the headphone jack is acting up), but I'm afraid of losing progress and scores in my games. Is there anyway to back all of this up so that it can be transferred to the new one?

LBG
05-29-2009, 01:27 PM
No, I don't think so. When the apps are removed, the data is lost. But I don't see why they would remove the apps to fix the headphone jack.

I wish there could be a save data space reserved in the iPhones internal memory where you have slots which you can save games onto, like with the PS2, PS3, PSP (most games consoles). That way you could remove the apps without deleting the data and you could manage your game saves in a menu somewhere.

Xander
05-29-2009, 01:55 PM
You can use an app called AppBackup if you have a jailbroken ipod, otherwise, I'm not aware of any solution.

Reaganomics
05-29-2009, 01:58 PM
Can you back up game saves? Are game saves/high scores/etc. backed up when you sync the device? I might be sending my Touch in for replacement (the headphone jack is acting up), but I'm afraid of losing progress and scores in my games. Is there anyway to back all of this up so that it can be transferred to the new one?

I heard that backing up your idevice on iTunes backs up your data like games saves, but not sure about high scores. Then just restore in iTunes when you you need to restore. Can someone verify this?

GatorDeb
05-29-2009, 01:59 PM
You can save your game progress if you're jailbroken.

shodanng
05-29-2009, 02:01 PM
After you jailbroken, install Chronus from Cydia. Chronus can backup and restore almost all app settings, documents and game saves(for any App Store app and jailbroken app). I use Chronus many times everyday.

If you wanna to backup all Chronus backup file from iPhone to PC, just use WinSCP to copy this folder to PC:
/var/mobile/Library/Preferences/TimeCapsule

Then if you wanna to restore all Chronus backup file from PC to iPhone, just copy the TimeCapsule to /var/mobile/Library/Preferences/, and set the folder access right to mobile 755(MUST APPLY TO ALL THE FILES UNDER THE FOLDER)

You may say Chronus is a Time Machine for iPhone, or a memory cards for iPhone Game.;)

darkhorse
05-29-2009, 02:02 PM
I heard that backing up your idevice on iTunes backs up your data like games saves, but not sure about high scores. Then just restore in iTunes when you you need to restore. Can someone verify this?

I agree with this. Restore ipod from backup, and all of your progress will be there from the time of backup. Jailbreak not necessary.

MaxPower
05-29-2009, 02:05 PM
I heard that only certain games are backed up through itunes... depends on teh game. Not sure if that is true or not. I'd like to know as well.

TideTime
05-29-2009, 02:06 PM
I agree to. From what I know, backing up in iTunes also saves game saves and game data.

florbastang
05-29-2009, 02:17 PM
After you jailbroken, install Chronus from Cydia. Chronus can backup and restore almost all app settings, documents and game saves(for any App Store app and jailbroken app). I use Chronus many times everyday.

If you wanna to backup all Chronus backup file from iPhone to PC, just use WinSCP to copy this folder to PC:
/var/mobile/Library/Preferences/TimeCapsule

Then if you wanna to restore all Chronus backup file from PC to iPhone, just copy the TimeCapsule to /var/mobile/Library/Preferences/, and set the folder access right to mobile 755(MUST APPLY TO ALL THE FILES UNDER THE FOLDER)

You may say Chronus is a Time Machine for iPhone, or a memory cards for iPhone Game.;)

Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't Jailbreaking void your warranty. I'm...ummmm...going in for warranty repair service. So, you know...

florbastang
05-29-2009, 02:18 PM
I agree with this. Restore ipod from backup, and all of your progress will be there from the time of backup. Jailbreak not necessary.

So if I get a replacement Touch, do I then plug it in and do restore or do I do sync? Also, to do a backup, I just sync the Touch, right?

Reaganomics
05-29-2009, 02:32 PM
So if I get a replacement Touch, do I then plug it in and do restore or do I do sync? Also, to do a backup, I just sync the Touch, right?

you need to do a backup, not just a sync. Then when you're ready to restore you will need to restore from the date you backedup your iPod.

darkhorse
05-29-2009, 02:33 PM
So if I get a replacement Touch, do I then plug it in and do restore or do I do sync? Also, to do a backup, I just sync the Touch, right?

When you plug it in, it should give you an option to restore as your ipod. Select that and then your apps will sync followed by a recent backup you made.

Oh, to do a backup, right click the ipod tab to the left and select backup.

kevlar x
05-29-2009, 02:42 PM
I had a replacement iphone from apple when mine went tits up. I restored the iphone from my previous iphones backup but none of the apps got installed. I had to manually install the apps and none transfered my game saves so I lost the lot. Not happy, I removed some games as a result because I couldn't face slogging my way through them all again just to get back to where I was.

colorsound
05-29-2009, 02:49 PM
I recently got my 32gb Ipodtouch 2nd gen replaced because of a crappy battery.

I have a ton of games and I was concerned about my saves being backed up. I didn't want to have to unlock all of the dice again in motion X, or unlock everything in Snake Galaxy.

I can confirm that after getting the brand new ipod touch, all of my game saves remained in contact.

When you plug the new ipod in, it asks if you want to restore it to the last backup you did (it will show the date) or if you want to set it up as new.

If you set it up as new, your game saves will NOT transfer over.

If you restore from last backup, they should all be there - At least all of my saves in every single game were there.

(BTW, I also did this when I upgraded from 8gb to 32gb last fall - Same thing)

GatorDeb
05-29-2009, 02:50 PM
Just tried Chronus and I like it more than appbackup. Both allow you to save and restore game saves. Needs jailbroken phone. I'll probably use both. Now I can delete Pathpix and any other game I finish :D

njchris
05-29-2009, 03:19 PM
I had a replacement iphone from apple when mine went tits up. I restored the iphone from my previous iphones backup but none of the apps got installed. I had to manually install the apps and none transfered my game saves so I lost the lot. Not happy, I removed some games as a result because I couldn't face slogging my way through them all again just to get back to where I was.
Something must not have been done right then. I had recently had my iphone replaced at the apple store. I did a sync at home before (and it did a backup).

When I got home with the "new" iphone, it asked if I wanted to make it a new phone or restore from backup. I picked the backup and it was all good.

themendoz
05-29-2009, 03:55 PM
I agree with this. Restore ipod from backup, and all of your progress will be there from the time of backup. Jailbreak not necessary.

How exactly do you restore from backup, I found the restore button, but not the "restore from backup" button. So I don't know how to do it.

darkhorse
05-29-2009, 03:58 PM
How exactly do you restore from backup, I found the restore button, but not the "restore from backup" button. So I don't know how to do it.

Find the iDevice tab to the left while connected, right click it and restore from backup.

PrivateJoker
05-29-2009, 04:00 PM
This discussion isn't clear. What if you delete an app, then re-install it. Is there a way of keeping your saved data safe so that it restores with the reinstallation of the app?

As it stands i'm sure deleting and reinstalling wipes all saved data dosen't it?

darkhorse
05-29-2009, 04:02 PM
This discussion isn't clear. What if you delete an app, then re-install it. Is there a way of keeping your saved data safe so that it restores with the reinstallation of the app?

As it stands i'm sure deleting and reinstalling wipes all saved data dosen't it?

When you restore from a backup with that app data in it, the data comes back.

ZZMitch
05-29-2009, 04:10 PM
This discussion isn't clear. What if you delete an app, then re-install it. Is there a way of keeping your saved data safe so that it restores with the reinstallation of the app?

As it stands i'm sure deleting and reinstalling wipes all saved data dosen't it?

If your not Jailbroken then yes it will be deleted, if you are, then Appbackup or Chronus will save them (look at above posts)

Haephestos
05-29-2009, 04:12 PM
When you backup your device through iTunes, all app data is preserved. When you get a new device, the first time, it will ask you if you want to 'restore from backup' or 'set up as a new device'. If you click set up as a new device, your app data will be lost as the new device's first sync will erase the old backup. If you select restore from backup, the device will basically become the same as the old device. All your apps and their data at the time of backup will be restored.

PrivateJoker
05-29-2009, 05:09 PM
If your not Jailbroken then yes it will be deleted, if you are, then Appbackup or Chronus will save them (look at above posts)

When you backup your device through iTunes, all app data is preserved. When you get a new device, the first time, it will ask you if you want to 'restore from backup' or 'set up as a new device'. If you click set up as a new device, your app data will be lost as the new device's first sync will erase the old backup. If you select restore from backup, the device will basically become the same as the old device. All your apps and their data at the time of backup will be restored.

Many thanks!

Reaganomics
05-29-2009, 05:14 PM
This discussion isn't clear. What if you delete an app, then re-install it. Is there a way of keeping your saved data safe so that it restores with the reinstallation of the app?

As it stands i'm sure deleting and reinstalling wipes all saved data dosen't it?

This thread is about specifically restoring a backup to a new idevice. It has nothing to do with deleting an app and expecting any game data to be saved. However, from what I'm reading if you have a jailbroken iPhone then you can backup game data without using iTunes.

florbastang
05-29-2009, 06:45 PM
When you backup your device through iTunes, all app data is preserved. When you get a new device, the first time, it will ask you if you want to 'restore from backup' or 'set up as a new device'. If you click set up as a new device, your app data will be lost as the new device's first sync will erase the old backup. If you select restore from backup, the device will basically become the same as the old device. All your apps and their data at the time of backup will be restored.

Bummer. When I first set the new one up, it wouldn't let me use the old backup since the new Touch had the last firmware on it (2.2.0) and the backup was using 2.2.1. It said I could just setup as new and then restore to the old backup. I setup as new and when it was done there was nothing on the iPod (other than what it has as new). I then said restore from backup. It took a few minutes and then started syncing everything, which it is still currently doing. I fear that I'm going to lose all of my data...

Bummer.

On the bright side, the customer service at Apple was wonderful as always. They tested out my Touch with me, replicated the problem, and gave me a new Touch within about 15 minutes total (plus new headphones). The new one is immaculate with not even a scratch on the back. Either they swapped out the case of a refurb one or it's brand new. Sweet either way. This is just one more reason why I'll be an Apple user for life!

EDIT:

I was totally wrong. It DID install everything from the old backup. Everything is there, including my game saves! Sweet nectar! God I love Apple!

drach
05-29-2009, 07:48 PM
I'm gathering that none of this helps me.

1) I am not jailbreaking my phone - I still need it for work and cannot afford lost support

2) I would like to save game files, but I am running out of room on my Iphone, so I need to delete some of them off the device.

Without 3rd party apps, is there no way to do this?

McGill
05-29-2009, 08:03 PM
just take screen shots of your high game scores.

no, it won't save your game, but at least you can say, "yeah, i finished it..." or "yeah, that's the score i got", and will be able to prove it with pictures.

shodanng
05-30-2009, 04:59 AM
This discussion isn't clear. What if you delete an app, then re-install it. Is there a way of keeping your saved data safe so that it restores with the reinstallation of the app?

As it stands i'm sure deleting and reinstalling wipes all saved data dosen't it?
As I said in page 1, Chronus can solve all problems. Actually, my iPhone have restored and jailbroken many times. I still can backup and restore everythings such as Safari bookmarks, YouNote notes, Need For Speed Underground save, and almost all app's document/setting/save.:D

The most important things is, you should follow the steps in page 1, especially the step to set the access right correctly.

Aurora
05-30-2009, 05:15 AM
I'm gathering that none of this helps me.

1) I am not jailbreaking my phone - I still need it for work and cannot afford lost support

2) I would like to save game files, but I am running out of room on my Iphone, so I need to delete some of them off the device.

Without 3rd party apps, is there no way to do this?
#1 You can restore after jailbreak and it will be exactly the same as a brand new iPhone.
#2 Use the tool that above posters mentioned to transfer game files onto your PC.