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July 21, 2011

How to: Backup Installous cracked apps


If you're looking for a way to save those cracked apps you've downloaded off Installous app, you can actually back up those files in case you're doing a reformat to the iPhone/iPod/iPad (hence called iDevices), so that you don't have to redownload them all over again.

Here's how I do it:
  1. Download iPhoneBrowser
  2. Plug in your iDevice using the supplied data cable to your PC (Windows, not sure for Mac)
  3. Launch iPhoneBrowser
  4. Navigate to this location
  5. Inside, you'll see a bunch of files. Back up those *.ipa files only. You can safely ignore the *.png unless you're a perfectionist.
If you're using SSH, you can just simply SSH into your iDevice and simply go to the location marked number 4 above.

I can just use AppSync, right?

AppSync works well if you can even sync your device. But, you need to install AppSync again if you have a fresh reformat before you re-sync everything.

That's about it! If you have questions, feel free to ask away!

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