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Old 09-07-2010, 01:29 AM
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Once 4.1 is released and I can JB my iPhone 4 (came stock with 4.0.2), I'd like to transfer my save files from my games to the other phone. There doesn't seem to be a way to do this in iTunes (only the programs transfer, not the saves). Is there some Cydia or RockApp to back it up (I have a JB'd 3GS I'm playing on right now)?

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Old 09-07-2010, 01:45 AM
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AppBackUp in cydia will backup all your game saves and you can SSH them out onto your computer and then SSH them into a different phone and then restore the game states again with AppBackUp.


But can't you just "Restore from backup" in itunes from your 3GS back up to your iPhone 4 and get all your games saved data anyway?
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Old 09-07-2010, 01:47 AM
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There's AppBackup. You can backup all your saves, SSH into /var/mobile/Library/Preferences/ and backup the AppBackup folder onto your computer. Then on your other device, SSH the folder back into the same directory and restore all.
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Old 09-07-2010, 02:19 AM
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But can't you just "Restore from backup" in itunes from your 3GS back up to your iPhone 4 and get all your games saved data anyway?
ya, unless you plan to keep both the iDevices with you, you should simply restore the new iPhone with your old backup. But if you do plan to keep both devices and dont want to delete the saves from the old one, you'll have to use appbackup only.
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Old 09-08-2010, 07:18 AM
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AppBackUp in cydia will backup all your game saves and you can SSH them out onto your computer and then SSH them into a different phone and then restore the game states again with AppBackUp.


But can't you just "Restore from backup" in itunes from your 3GS back up to your iPhone 4 and get all your games saved data anyway?
All it does is transfer my songs and apps but not the save data.

For AppBackUp what do I SSH? When I tried to research where game saves are stored on the phone the explanations were very convoluted.
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Old 09-08-2010, 08:06 AM
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It does transfer save data. You'll have to restore the new iPhone with the old iPhone backup. iTunes asks you to choose if you want it as a new iphone or restore from an old backup. Select the latest backup of your old iPhone you can see there and you'll be good to go.
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Old 09-08-2010, 12:32 PM
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All it does is transfer my songs and apps but not the save data.

For AppBackUp what do I SSH? When I tried to research where game saves are stored on the phone the explanations were very convoluted.
I guess you just completely ignored my post? I clearly stated where AppBackup stores the saves..
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Old 09-08-2010, 08:31 PM
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There's AppBackup. You can backup all your saves, SSH into /var/mobile/Library/Preferences/ and backup the AppBackup folder onto your computer. Then on your other device, SSH the folder back into the same directory and restore all.
+1, saved me 2 cents worth of typing
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Old 06-12-2011, 12:10 PM
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there's a guide on backing things up here, if you dont want to use AppBackup.

http://www.ifans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=341974

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