PKGBackup Hanging

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  1. snowtrooper1966

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    I've tried everything I can think of:
    Hard reboot
    Uninstall / reinstall
    Used iCleaner to get rid of anything odd floating about my system.
    Have not installed anything new since last backup.

    Use dropbox as my backup storage method.

    For some reason, PKGBackup keeps hanging here:

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    Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated...
     

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  2. fijiman

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    Try going back to basics....Uninstall PKGbackup>ReBoot>Reinstall PKGbackup>reconfigure in settings and backup...
     
  3. snowtrooper1966

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    Thanks for the reply.
    That was part of the "I tried everything I could think of" approach.
    Sorry if I was not clear... :D
     
  4. fijiman

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    New update for PKGbackup on Cydia;)
     
  5. snowtrooper1966

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    Nice.
    Actually had help from the Dev, Jibril.
    He sent me a .deb file to install via iFile that rides shotgun w/App.
    Still having a few issues but I was able to get one good backup....
     
  6. Madmanjoe

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    Did you solved the problem? I did everything, uninstall, reboot, reinstall but cannot sort out the issue.
     
  7. snowtrooper1966

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    Are u having the exact same issue?
    As I said, been working with Jibril through email.
    Last email from him yesterday, he asked what firmware I'm on....
    I'll let you know....
     
  8. Madmanjoe

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    I'm working with Jibril too through email.

    Am on 4.3.3 iPhone 4. Now wondering is it one of my tweak is having issue?

    My issue is after scanning of data I can't click on anything. Looks like an overlay is covering the app.

    Please keep me posted on your progress. likewise I will do my part too.


    Have a nice day
     
  9. snowtrooper1966

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    I get the overlay also, but that only appeared AFTER he had me install the deb file....
     
  10. Madmanjoe

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    Are you able to back up the data? I did after I copy e plist file from my iPad.

    He gave me a 5.1.4a deb file to update but no changes. Overlay issue still there
     
  11. MoneyMaker79

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    I thought I would revive this here topic of PKGBackup to say that it is fully working for the iOS 7 jailbreak, at least on the iPhone 5 for me. It is an awesome app to have, but of course you must use it very carefuly as not all apps or tweaks that you restore will be compatible for that specific iOS.
     
  12. Europa

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    So what's the point? It will do more harm than good right now.
     
  13. MoneyMaker79

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    It actually did not do much harm for me at all. I found the few tweaks that were causing my issues and all is good now, no issues. But I will say that I have learned that it is better to start installing things one at a time instead of just doing a restore. I enjoy PKGBackup, especially as it is fully working now.
     
  14. snowtrooper1966

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    yes, have to agree with Mindi on this one.
    Only ever had one good backup that worked as advertised.
    After I got to really start understanding the fundamentals, just decided it was best to start from scratch with every new JB and add tweaks slowly. Think that is especially important now that the JB's are few and far between. Don't want to risk a catastrophic crash/restore/iOS update that will close tiny window afforded to us for jailbreaking these days....
     
  15. MoneyMaker79

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    I, of course, agree that all should install one thing at a time. But what's good about PKGBackup that I just thought about is, what if you have to restore for an issue that's non-jailbreak related? Everything that you have in Cydia will be right there on a backup.
     
  16. Europa

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    It's the potential that I'm referring to. But it has already caused you some problems, right? The very large amount of tweaks that you have will also contribute to that. They both set the stage for eventual problems. We'll probably be okay for another couple months, but then we'll have to start being cautious again. The jailbreaks can be lost too easily these days. I ditched the PkgBackup crutch long ago and changed the way I do a few other things just to minimize problems.
     
  17. snowtrooper1966

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    Actually had a few things carry over from my restore/iOS 7 update/iTunes backup yesterday.

    Don't know if it was from iTunes backup (recall reading here in the past that iTunes can/has picked up and saved some Cydia tweak data), or from restoring purchases in Cydia, but Springtomize 2 settings were saved & Barrel was working and active with last used action from previous JB...
     
  18. Europa

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    Yeah, iTunes/iCloud does backup certain jailbreak data and settings.
     
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  19. MoneyMaker79

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    You're absolutely right. I am now being extra careful when installing tweaks as iOS 7 is new. So far all is well. I blame myself for restoring ALL. I have never thought before doing certain things with my iPhone or other things, thereforee causing issues. :)
     
  20. Napoleon PhoneApart

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    PKGBackup was always a PITA for me. Never again shall it grace my iPhone.
     

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