A new backup utility was released into Cydia yesterday called xBackup. This new backup utility allows you to back up your APT/DPKG sources and installed packages so when you restore you can restore from a backup to get all your apps installed automatically without having to install then individually from Cydia.
Going into more detail, this means you will have to sync your iDevice to your computer and after restoring/updating your firmware you will have to restore from backup so that the Cydia backups are placed back on the iDevice. You then need to simply re-jailbreak and download xBackup to restore the backup of your Cydia packages.
Along with being able to backup your Cydia packages xBackup will soon be updated to include the following features:
- Backup to server so you can also restore your device and then get your backups back from the server.
- Share your backed up sources / packages with your friends (please note your friends will have to have purchased CydiaStore apps prior to installing.
- Remove the sources or packages you do not want/need from the backups.
- Automatic backups
If you are interested in the xBackup utility you can find it available through the Cydia Store for a price of $1.50. Let us know if you are going to purchase xBackup or stick with some of the original backup utilities like PKGbackup, AptBackup etc. in the comments section below.