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    Angry Help! How to backup iPhone data WIHTOUT using iTunes backup?

    as many of you have done, i have disabled the "backup" feature in iTunes because it takes a few hours each time the phone backs up since it is doing an image backup.

    i like to know if there is a simple app (official or unofficial) that will backup the contacts, map bookmarks, browser bookmarks, weather settings, stock settings, photo albums etc. on my iPhone? a typcial example i am thinking if TimeCapsule, but this app has no 2.0 update and does not work on current firmware at all (the author has not posted any update to this).

    i don't use google/windows contacts, so i cannot use "sync" in iTunes to sync them (no where to sync). after a restore, i discovered that iTunes does NOT save any of these settings unless you have done a backup.

    Please help!



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    Quote Originally Posted by to1337ca View Post
    as many of you have done, i have disabled the "backup" feature in iTunes because it takes a few hours each time the phone backs up since it is doing an image backup.

    i like to know if there is a simple app (official or unofficial) that will backup the contacts, map bookmarks, browser bookmarks, weather settings, stock settings, photo albums etc. on my iPhone? a typcial example i am thinking if TimeCapsule, but this app has no 2.0 update and does not work on current firmware at all (the author has not posted any update to this).

    i don't use google/windows contacts, so i cannot use "sync" in iTunes to sync them (no where to sync). after a restore, i discovered that iTunes does NOT save any of these settings unless you have done a backup.

    Please help!
    It's actually not an app but a way to get the update files. You have to SFTP into the iPhone with Cyberduck or Fugu (on a Mac) or WinSCP (Windows) and goto
    /private/var/mobile/Library
    It's all in there. I just download the complete content to my PC and have a backup when needed.
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    great tip, my friend.

    i like to know if i restore my iphone to a clean firmware image, do i simply use SFTP (i use cuteftp) to upload the Library folder (and all subfolders) to /private/var/mobile/ and everything will be restored perfectly?

    what about file and folder permission? what do i need to reset it? i am backing up to a windows box (vista 32), so all the bsd/unix/apple os permissions are lost. which do i need to set to 755? 777? 775?

    please help.

    I am getting server error donwload /Library/Carrier Bundle.bundle...
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    Quote Originally Posted by to1337ca View Post
    great tip, my friend.

    i like to know if i restore my iphone to a clean firmware image, do i simply use SFTP (i use cuteftp) to upload the Library folder (and all subfolders) to /private/var/mobile/ and everything will be restored perfectly?

    what about file and folder permission? what do i need to reset it? i am backing up to a windows box (vista 32), so all the bsd/unix/apple os permissions are lost. which do i need to set to 755? 777? 775?

    please help.
    Once you restore to a new firmware, the subfolders to Library will already be there. just copy the content in there. To me they always had the correct permissions then.
    I know its not the most simple practice but makes me feel safe just in case anything goes wrong :hack:
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    I am getting server error donwload /Library/Carrier Bundle.bundle and Operator Bundle.bundle, cannot download them?

    any help?


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    Quote Originally Posted by to1337ca View Post
    I am getting server error donwload /Library/Carrier Bundle.bundle and Operator Bundle.bundle, cannot download them?

    any help?
    Those are symlinks created by the iphone, dont backup them. they will be created automatically.
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    thanks, mate.

    what a great community this is. a joy to be part of this. good to have a great mod like you too, volkspost.

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    Can someone give a n00b a list of items that would be good to back up?

    So far I have saved address book, calander, call history, mail, notes, and sms.

    Am I missing anything important?

    Thanks everyone:iphone::hack:

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    Quote Originally Posted by klrgreenis View Post
    Can someone give a n00b a list of items that would be good to back up?

    So far I have saved address book, calander, call history, mail, notes, and sms.

    Am I missing anything important?

    Thanks everyone:iphone::hack:
    Just backup everything in

    /private/var/mobile/Library

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    Quote Originally Posted by klrgreenis View Post
    Can someone give a n00b a list of items that would be good to back up?

    So far I have saved address book, calander, call history, mail, notes, and sms.

    Am I missing anything important?

    Thanks everyone:iphone::hack:
    You could also just easily use my backup/restore software (see my footer), but it's only running on MAC.
    However, it will save and restore all your PIM and apps / 3rd party apps data and the apps themselves.

    So after a firmeware restore you can just restore from the backup and are back to all your apps and settings.

    Hope that helps!
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