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Is it possible to backup app/save game data...

08-18-2010, 12:12 PM
#1
Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 20
Is it possible to backup app/save game data...

on a non jailbroken iPhone or is jail break my only option. I would rather not Jailbreak if I dont have to.

I know that restore from backup can restore app data but I want a clean restore then restore app data after the fact.
08-18-2010, 01:25 PM
#2
As far as I'm aware it would be jailbreak only. Unless there is an app on cydia or rock, I guess you would have to ssh into the machine.

08-18-2010, 01:28 PM
#3
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 4,568
There is a jailbroken app called "AppBackup"

It saves all your games current data and puts them into .tar files. Which you then can SSH to your computer and save them.

Or leave them on the phone, and restore your games saved data back to them whenever you want.

It's pretty handy. I used to use it for saving game data so I could delete apps I hardly play off my device and not lose my progress. And if I ever came back to the game later, I would just reload the saved data back on and be right where I left off.

There's no way to save game data of individual games on a non-jailbroken phone though.
08-18-2010, 01:39 PM
#4
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 1,791
wish there was a way non jailbroken.. iv lost all my saved when i did a restore.. go figure.

chris.
08-18-2010, 02:51 PM
#5
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 2,481
Yes you can.

If you find the file on your computer, just copy it and paste it to 'My Documents' or something similar.


On PC, go to Computer > Users > Application Data then something like mobile etc.

Not sure on Mac

If something online is free, you are not the customer - you are the product.
08-18-2010, 04:32 PM
#6
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 752
I bought the premium version of mobilesyncbrowser. Works great. I'm on a mac, so I don't know if it works on a PC or not. It allows you to make a backup of 1 or more game folders. Then when you want to put them back on your device, install the app (which will not have the old game data), then do a restore from backup and select the backup for that game (puts the game data back on the device). Has a good tutorial and he responds quickly to questions.

There are a couple of disclaimers to it, but they just state that app may not work with firmware updates to the device. There's a way around this however.
08-18-2010, 07:51 PM
#7
Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by lord-sam View Post
Yes you can.

If you find the file on your computer, just copy it and paste it to 'My Documents' or something similar.


On PC, go to Computer > Users > Application Data then something like mobile etc.

Not sure on Mac
can you elaborate? any other suggestions?
08-19-2010, 09:08 AM
#8
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 2,481
Quote:
Originally Posted by blutrane View Post
can you elaborate? any other suggestions?
Open 'Run' and enter %APPDATA%\Apple Computer\

Then open Mobile Sync then Backup.

This is where all game save data is..

Copy the most recent folder here, then delete them all before resetting device.
Make sure you definitely save a copy of your most recent backup.

If something online is free, you are not the customer - you are the product.
08-19-2010, 09:43 AM
#9
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 318
I also have a few questions about this.
So if I jailbreak my iPod touch I can automatically keep save files??
Also, if I decide to unjailbreakand restore the iPod. And then I restore it from my latest backup, will it keep my save game files???
08-19-2010, 10:30 AM
#10
Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by lord-sam View Post
Open 'Run' and enter %APPDATA%\Apple Computer\

Then open Mobile Sync then Backup.

This is where all game save data is..

Copy the most recent folder here, then delete them all before resetting device.
Make sure you definitely save a copy of your most recent backup.
wouldnt that restore the entire device and not the specific app data that I want?