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Good news this afternoon on the jailbreak front, the popular backup/restore tool iBye has been updated to support iOS 6.x. The app, which is developed by Evil Penguin, allows you to backup everything from Cydia to your usual iTunes content.

Today’s update brings iBye to version 3.0.1, and includes support for the latest jailbreak, as well as a few other improvements. Users will enjoy faster upload and download times, bug fixes and memory fixes. There’s more details after the fold…

For those unfamiliar with the app, iBye can back up and restore data from Cydia, the App Store, Notes, Mail, Safari, Photos, Calendar, Contacts, Messages and the Phone app. And it can do this using an FTP server, Dropbox or local storage.

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It’s also extremely versatile, as it supports the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. And it can upload and download data over Edge, 3G, LTE and Wi-Fi networks. It can even lockdown your data, in case you’re worried about losing something important.

Today’s update builds on the big 3.0 update that was released in September of last year, which consisted of a complete rewrite, with an easier to use UI and Retina display support. Version 3.0.1 isn’t nearly as massive, but it’s a big deal for 6.x users.

I haven’t had much experience with iBye before today, but I’ve found it very easy to use and Dropbox syncing seems to work rather well. And for folks looking for another way to backup their iOS device data, I’d say it’s definitely worth checking out.

You can find the app in Cydia, in the ModMyi repo, for $1.99.

  • Nice app. And I love the ‘Drobox’ syncing too 😉

    • Mohammad Ridwan

      Still not fixed, lol..

  • I should check this out!

  • Lordthree

    Ill wait till ios7.0 but $1.99 is reasonable for no headache

  • your battery is dying bro

  • seyss

    so it only backs up appdata from cydia and stock apps?

    • EvilPenguin

      Yes it will only backup the apps data, not the app itself.

      • Drilon Xërxa

        Does that include the purchase data?

      • EvilPenguin

        anything that the developer stores in their sandbox environment, i grab and tar it.

      • Drilon Xërxa

        I don’t know how iTunes manages the backing up of the purchase, I’ve snatched up some shareware apps for free using appgonefree, if iBye manages to backup the data needed for me to reinstall those on a fresh restore I can say Bye to iTunes

      • cani canii

        You need to use MOBOROBO for backup your iphone or ipad with purchase APP than you can restore with same software

      • Am I able to restore my Cydia packages with this? Not backup the app itself, but just a “Directory” of my apps so I don’t have to install them all manually?

      • EvilPenguin

        that is exactly what iBye does. it backs up your sources and your installed packages. You can restore from this and have it all there.

      • Awesome! I’ve been looking for a cheaper alternative to pkgbackup and this may be it. Certainly beats that crappy-ass AptBackup

    • EvilPenguin

      it will backup a list of Cydia apps, but not their data (that is coming soon)…

      • Damian W

        great app man. Really like the look and simplicity of it.

  • PkgBackup does this, but not for the same price.. wonder which is better?

  • I got PKGBackup and I love that one. I will check this one out though.

  • a smit

    I’m currently using pkgbackup – for the most part, it works, but it has a very cumbersome, goofy interface (ironically in his cydia entry the author claims it’s a “KISS” (Keep It Simple Stupid) app)

    I might have to give this one a try…

    • Damian W

      PKGbackup is actually very simple to use. However, the dev recently have kept on adding lots of new useful features, and now it just a lot for a novice user.

      • a smit

        its called feature creep –

        it is simple to use once you understand it, it’s just that the learning curve is too high for what should be a simple app
        also, the gui elements in the app need alot of work (for example: the select package screen looks and acts completely different then when selecting sources and iphone native apps)

  • I use this and xBackup. Like to keep different backups, just in case.

  • nothing near titanium backup on android 🙂

  • Mohammad Ridwan

    I Love it.. a time and dare I say life saver..

  • Milad Khahil

    I’ve been using PkgBackup for a longtime and it works very good for me …

  • Backup is something I’m always worried about because you never know when a catastrophic failure is coming. I will be sure to purchase this app to ensure future development 🙂

  • Cosmas

    Dear sir, I’m very new in Jailbreak
    I have some question need to ask
    1) after jailbreak, where i can download the apps ( In App Store or ???)
    2) how i download the apps using my PC or others ?
    3) can i download apps from Ipad Apps Store ?


  • when will these back up solutions start including (apple) maps bookmarks?

  • Dara Othman

    i already did the backup, i restored my iphone and now i want to restore it from dropbox, don’t tell me to just press the “restore from dropbox” cause it don’t restore….any help please!!