Back up and restore your jailbroken apps with xBackup
If you’ve jailbroken your iOS device in order to enjoy wonderful apps Apple banned from the App Store, know you will lose them each time you upgrade to a newer firmware because iTunes doesn’t sync them by default. That’s why for many jailbreakers a firmware upgrade usually entails a tedious process of re-downloading and re-installing all their Cyida apps. Luckily, there’s an app for that. Called xBackup, it’s an effective way to backup and restore your jailbroken apps literally with a tap. As a result, firmware updates are a breeze with this nifty app…
First, run xBackup and tap Backup prior to updating your device to a newer iOS version. Then, connect with iTunes and perform a sync. You can now apply a new firmware because iTunes has a copy of your jailbroken apps in a backup file.
When you are done installing the latest firmware, re-jailbreak it, download xBackup via the Cydia Store, run it and tap the Restore button. That’s all there’s to it, really.
xBackup is a $1.50 download from the Cydia Store and it’s hosted in the BigBoss repository.