Solutions like PkgBackup are useful when you update your jailbroken iPhone with the latest iOS software update and don’t want to go through the hassle of reinstalling the jailbreak apps individually from Cydia.
However, it costs $7.99, which makes it one of the most expensive apps on Cydia. If you’re looking for a cheaper option then you can checkout xBackup.
xBackup is a jailbreak app that has been recently released on Cydia that also allows you to take a backup of the jailbreak apps and tweaks that you’ve installed on your iPhone just like PkgBackup.
You have an option to sync the backed up Cydia packages to iTunes or to upload it to their server, which is useful when you do not want to restore from a backup in iTunes. Saied Nawaz who is the developer of the jailbreak app explains that xBackup only stores the list of apps installed and their sources, which is then used to reinstall the apps automatically from Cydia. Nawaz is also planning to add a feature in the future that will take backups automatically.
If you plan to check it out then let us know how it goes.
You can also checkout AptBackup, which is available for free. We didn’t mention it earlier as some of our readers had reported issues with it. But YngJoe and Symph have commented that it works fine. Thanks guys for your feedback!