Creating New Backup

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  1. ricky

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    Hey guys,

    I have just jailbroken my iPhone 3gs on my mac. I am a little afraid that in the future I will want to restore my phone and unjailbreak. However, I do not want to lose all of my game progress and texts and everything else. So how can I make my iTunes create a new back up file for the phone when it syncs? I would like to save the last one (non jailbroken) that I synced with so I could possible restore from it in the future.

    Thanks a lot! and please tell me if i need to clarify this because I know it is confusing haha
     
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    #2 Prab, Jul 6, 2009
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    You can just manually make a copy of the backup file.

    In Windows, its at C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Application Data\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup

    On a Mac, its at /Users/USERNAME/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup/

    Edit:
    After you've made a copy of the entire folder (the folder with the really long name -- which is actually your iDevice's UDID), you can go to iTunes preferences and under the Devices tab, you should see a new entry (it should have the same name as the original backup -- I'm not sure how to make the copy have a different name when it shows up in this list).
     
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    oh okay, thanks man that helps a lot!
     
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    Oops... Sorry. I didnt see that thread. If not, I would have answered :)
    Hope the info in this thread helps though...
     
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    #7 The Bat Outta Hell, Jul 6, 2009
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    Kamazar already answered, I just enjoy complaining =P

    EDIT: 2000th post =O
     

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