Backup Jailbroken iPhone: 3 Easy To Follow Method

Backup Jailbroken iPhone: 3 Easy To Follow Method – The iPhone has been around for almost a decade now since Steve Jobs introduced the original one in June, 2007. Apple has a combined iPhone sales (all model included) of  4,553,900,000 units as of August, 2016.

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Now that’s a lot of iPhones and a whole lot of profit! With the unleashing of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, Apple is expected to rake in more cash.

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Related: How To Update Jailbroken iPhone : Easy Method

 Why Jailbreak Your iPhone?

While jailbreaking is not for the faint of heart, a jailbroken iPhone offers many advantages over a non-jailbroken one. I am going to mention four:

  1. Apps not available from the official Apple Store can be installed on mobile.
  2. You can use your iPhone as modem to “tether” your other devices to the internet.
  3. Customization is possible and easier with a jailbroken iPhone.
  4. Access to all your files via Secure Shell Client (SSH).

Of course, when you have pros, you will also have cons:

  1. Your jailbroken iPhone is more susceptible to Malware.
  2. Data security becomes an issue with a jailbroken iPhone.
  3. Your iPhone may become unstable because of buggy apps.
  4. When a new version of iOS comes out, jailbroken apps are usually not supported.

Now that you know some of the pros and cons of jailbreaking, we shall now proceed to our main topic: Backup Jailbroken iPhone.

Backup Jailbroken iPhone: 3 Easy To Follow Method

For this article, we will discuss three ways to backup your jailbroken iPhone:

Let’s start with the free Cydia app, OpenBackup.

Backup Jailbroken iPhone

To backup your jailbroken iPhone using OpenBackup, follow the procedure below.

  1. From the Cydia Store, download and install the OpenBackup free app.
  2. Open the app after installation.
  3. To save your all your data, just touch “Backup” (see above screenshot).
  4. Wait for the process to finish and you are done!

Watch the video below to see how the procedure is done (OpenBackup version may differ from the one shown).

Next, we will use another Cydia app (PKGBackup, a “paid” app/ $9.99) to backup jailbroken iPhone. Again, do the procedure below to save all your data.

Backup Jailbroken iPhone

  1. Buy and download PKGBackup from the Cydia Store and install it on your jailbroken iPhone.
  2. Open the app after installation.
  3. To backup all your apps, data and tweaks, just touch “Quick Backup” (see above screenshot).
  4. Allow the app to do its job.
  5. You are done when the process finishes.

To see how the app works, watch the video below.

For the last backup method, we shall use a third party paid app called “Anytrans.

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What is Anytrans anyway? Here is a description of the app from the developer’s website:

AnyTrans is an all-in-one iOS content management tool which allows you to backup jailbroken or non-jailbroken iPhone data to computer in a readable format. You can transfer music, photos, videos, contacts, messages, notes, apps, books, voice memos, voice mails, and more to computer as backup, and you can view the data anytime as you need. Moreover, transferring data backup to iPhone from computer without erasing existed data is not a tough task with AnyTrans. You can also backup your jailbroken iPhone to a USB flash drive with AnyTrans. What’s more, you can also transfer iPhone data to iTunes or to another iDevice.

Pay close attention to the procedure below to use Anytrans in backing up your jailbroken iPhone.

  1. Get Anytrans from this link and install it on your computer.
  2. Open the program after installation.
  3. Connect your iPhone (or any iDevice) to your computer using the right cable for your gadget.
  4. Choose all the data you want to backup and select “Start Transfer“.
  5. The program will start to backup all your chosen data to your PC or Mac.
  6. Wait for the process to finish (This may take some time depending on how large your data is).


Here is a video of the entire procedure.

Having a backup of your data is very important in case something happens to your iPhone. With our guide  “Backup Jailbroken iPhone: 3 Easy To Follow Method” you can make sure you have your precious apps, data and files safe and secure.

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