AppBackup doesnt work again in 4.3.x?! NOO! But don’t fret, We have a Fix!

As you may have known, Apple introduced a very nice fun piece to all their devices since iOS 4.3. ASLR.

In other words, some tweaks in Cydia are rendered useless until made compatible with it. You would recognize that one said AppBackup, the nice program creates nice tar balls of your apps so that you can use it to restore your apps when u redo your iDevice is now dead due to ASLR breaking PyObjC aka the backend of AppBackup.

You may think those tar balls are now useless?


What you can do is copy those said tarballs (that AppBackup created for you and you so nicely backed up and kept) back to the app’s original location. You can either use iFunBox on your PC and drag/drop the tarballs in each folder or SSH in to do the same. (to find the app folder, click User Applications tab in iFunbox, See Below)

You then use iFile (get it from Cydia) and locate the directory. (Applinks from Cydia makes this very easy!)

and tap on the tarball and “unarchive” it.

You should have no error (result = 0).

Load up the app and see everything is there! Just like before!

The End!
Thanks goes out to the guys at modmyi for pointing this out in a way.

Feel free to leave your comments below.

God Bless


    • Carlos Roberts
    • May 10th, 2011

    You saved my life!!!!

    • glad to help! Ill be making an updated post on this issue for 4.3.3 and beyond… using DataDeposit!

  1. May 25th, 2011

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