If you haven’t discovered how awesome DropBox is just yet, I highly recommend checking it out. The ability to sync content from your iPhone to your computer without wires or multiple steps makes transferring photos and other media a snap.

Not only is the service free, but you constantly have folks in the jailbreak community developing neat extensions for it. FullDrop is a nice one that allows you to use DropBox to transfer files between your iDevice and your computer outside the scope of the App Store’s app. Today, another app for the popular sync service has surfaced in Cydia

DataDeposit is an application that will allow you to backup your saved iOS data. Data like saved Angry Birds progress and RSS sources in feed readers like Pulse News Mini will be backed up with DataDesposit. Not only does DataDeposit keep you from losing your saved information, it will actually let you restore the saved data to a different iOS device.

The app uses DropBox to backup and restore your saved iOS files. For example, you can use DataDeposit to backup your saved information on your iPhone and then run it again on your iPad to restore.

This would be convenient for folks that play the same games on multiple iDevices and want to transfer their progress. If you want to give DataDeposit a try, it’s available in the ModMyi repo. The download is free, but is pretty useless if you don’t have a DropBox account.

Have you tried DataDeposit yet?

  • i friggin love this website!

  • Looks good let’s now see how it performs 4.2.1 here we come.

  • Koppis

    Does it also sync other info such as text messages, contacts and wifi passwords?

  • Might have to try this one.

  • Reianz

    App keeps crashing on me after install…

  • Justin

    I’m the creator of DataDeposit. There are currently a couple issues that I’m addressing. Backups are named after the way they appear on springboard, thus two separate apps with the same display name will overwrite previous backups and not restore properly. I will be coming up with a fix soon. Also, I’m getting reports of some launch crashes that I will be checking. Find me on twitter @justinxxvii. Thanks for your patience and support!

    • Ben

      Keep up the good work. I really like this app but can you sort out the listing so that apps are by alphabetical order. Thanks

    • Dan

      Awesome job, Justin. I’ve been looking for something like this for a long time.
      FYI, I’ve tested it out with a few apps and it works for some but not others. Angry birds doesn’t work with this app but it does if I manually zip and transfer the file using iFile. League of Evil works perfectly, though. 🙂

    • Jeff

      I have an iPod touch 2g and 4g. Both are jb’d and I have this installed on both devices but when I backup on the 2g and move it to the 4g the game is not changing???

    • Sajjad Ali

      Hey Justin!,

      Wondering if your wonderful application is compatible with the latest iOS 8.1, and for future references…please add the list of iOS versions that this app is compatible with 🙂

      Cheers bro!

  • Justin

    I’ve been working on an update that fixes a couple of issues, hopefully have it in cydia tomorrow. Check for changes then

    • Erik

      I tried this app out yesterday. I love the thought of backing up to drop box. I would like to see apps sorted by alphabetical order so its easier to find each one. Also, “backup all” button and/or a “restore all” option would come in handy, I know appbackup in cydia has this feature. Either way, nice work and thank you.

  • Justin

    I posted an update for cydia approval last night. It fixes general reliability and also sorts out the lists alphabetically. The update changes the way backups are named so existing backups on dropbox either need to be renamed or deleted. As far as backup/restore all, I will most likely try to incorporate that into a point release. This update is mainly a bug fix

    Check cydia for changes, I will post again here when it’s on Cydia!

  • DomPerignon

    I’m having a serious problem with this app. I have 3 different apps for Angry Birds and DataDeposit is saving only the last one saved, ignoring and/or overwriting the other two. If you want to save data from other apps, DataDeposit does the job quite well.

  • Justin

    The update addresses the angry birds issue and works for all three now

    • Dan

      Hey Justin, nice update!
      Now everything works perfectly. 🙂

    • Morphios

      Hey Justin,
      I have tried backing up Fragger on my iPad but it crashes back to the springboard, however it successfully backs up Fragger on my iPhone? The data saves I wanted are from my iPad though, any ideas?

  • I just downloaded this app and it works perfectly. I’m liking DropBox, more and more.

  • When i backup muffin knight on my iphone 4 4.3.3 and hit restore on my ipad 2 4.3.3 then it resets my game progress on my ipad. Which means that the game is back to stock settings.
    Both backup and restore are performed with all apps closed in the multi tasking bar. Any idea?