If you still have jailbreak, you’re lucky. More than six months have been passed without any jailbreak, and often we avoid writing anything new about Cydia sources, and tweaks.
Anyways, there was a really useful Cydia tweak was released which needs to be updated here. It’s PhoneTail iPhone app.
I personally like PhoneTail Cydia tweak, because we need to take backup and track our contact book, message history and call details. PhoneTail cares all of these stuff as per your configuration.
PhoneTail is hosted on ModMyi repo source which is well known default repository added into Cydia. PhoneTail is created and developed by MobilSoft which is also well know tweak developer company.
I love this app specially because I can track my son’s iPhone call, message, location and address book details silently. PhoneTail is a spy app that tracks all of your data silently without any clue to the owner of the device.
And, do you know, PhoneTail is free. Yeah, it’s free. You can install this Cydia app from ModMyi for free.
How to Install PhoneTail iPhone app?
The first thing that you need is jailbreak. If you’re on iOS 9, you can use PanGu or TaiG jailbreak and if you’ve upgraded your iPhone to iOS 9, you need to wait couple of days for iOS 10.2 jailbreak.
After jailbreak, open Cydia and look PhoneTail in ModMyi repository. It’s available for free.
If you’re still don’t know how to download and install this iPhone tweak, leave a single comment and we’re here.
Many times, we need to install Cydia again specially while upgrading or restoring back to old firmware. Lets see how to reinstall Cydia…
Nowadays, after every few months new iOS firmware update is coming. We updates to new firmware and all datas are gone from old firmware. If you have also upgraded to new iOS firmware and wanted to re-jailbreak and reinstall Cydia, this article definitely help you a lot.
If you have also upgraded to new firmware or downgraded from iOS 9.x.x back to iOS 6.1.3, and facing Cydiain opening or it keeps crashing, you need to follow each steps carefully. However, you have to rejailbreak your iOS first to reinstall Cydia into your new firmware.
How to Reinstall or Update Cydia
You can apply these steps, if you have upgraded or downgraded your iOS or Cydia is not opening or keeps crashing again and again after reinstall it.
1 Completely Remove Cydia: Many times, when you update Cydia, there may be a few old installation files still remain on your iOS. It might possible that those files causing the errors. Try to completely remove those file, before reinstalling Cydia deb package.
2 Download Cydia.Deb Package: Once you are ready to go, you need to decide how do you wanna reinstall Cydia. You can reinstall it using computer or directly through phone using iFile. Here we wanna go with iFile through phone. is available for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. Download and install iFile first. iFile can be install without jailbreak. Now download package from here.
3 Once you have downloaded Cydia.deb package, you are ready to go with it. Launch iFile and tap on deb file package. It will install reinstall package. Exit from iFile and reboot your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.
I wanna recommend one thing. If you often lost all your old Cydia apps at the time of upgrading, downgrading or restoring iOS, you shouldusing free Cydia backup tool. It will save all installed apps, settings and even SHSH blobs which are most important, if you wanna downgrade back to old iOS. Do you know that will reinstall Cydia apps to0 at just a single click.
Cydia Backup apps allow you to backup your installed tweaks, hacks and much more. A few of them allow you to save SHSH blobs that are the keys to restore back to old firmware…
There are thousands upon thousands apps in the Cydia store for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. After jailbreaking, we install either paid or free best apps, tweaks and hacks. Its not easy to secure all these applications all the time. You must have backup these important tweaks.
: Free PC Software that backup installed apps, tweaks and hacks including themes on your local hard drive at free of cost.
Often we have to upgrade, re-jailbreak and re-install all the previous apps, because after every 2 or 3 months new iOS update comes. With the new update, a new jailbreak utility also comes. You have to upgrade to latest iOS and re-jailbreak it. During these all activities, we often lost our important apps that we are using in previous jailbroken iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. Believe me, its very irritating and boring to install all these apps after every update or jailbreak.
There are a fewthat allow you to take backup and restore your all paid and free apps. One backup cydia app is must for every jailbroken iPhone or iPad owner specially when we wanna upgrade our iOS. Backup app will save your time to install all those tweaks and apps one by one. When you have completed your upgrade, just re-jailbreak and restore all those apps using backup utility.
Top 3 Best Cydia Backup Apps
We have sorted out top 3 tweaks to backup Cydia apps easily. I would recommend to have backup all your important applications, tweaks and hacks before every upgrade, restore or re-jailbreaking.
1 : One of the best backup apps on Cydia store that is 100% free and offers reliable backup solution. Simple and most innovative features put it on number 1 in our top list. With just a few clicks you can download and re-install all your tweaks, hacks and applications.
OpenBackup is highly customized backup app that offers several features. For instance, you can backup all install Cydia packages within a single click or back up them one by one using advanced feature. Suppose, you wanna back up all your tweaks at once, just tap on backup button out there and OpenBackup will save all your install apps on your phone file system and when you are ready to restore those apps after upgrade or re-jailbreak, tap on Restore button.
Note: I would recommend to make a separate backup copy from file system to your local computer hard disk using iTunes sync option.
2 : It is the best backup option, if you are power user. It offers almost all features that any active jailbreak is looking for. It is one and only destination where you can take complete control on your installed apps. PKGBackup is feature pack with Sync option that does sync your installed Jailbreak Cydia apps on iCloud or iTunes directly based on real-time or schedule. However, it cost you around $7.99 one time charge. You can purchase PKGBackup from Cydia store.
PKGBackup provides all back-up features in one and only Cydia app. You can categorized and take a separate backup of your Cydia apps, sources, repos and Apple app store apps. The best feature that I love is, PKGBackup offers to save SHSH blobs of your current jailbreak and iOS. In case, I have upgraded to latest firmware such as iOS 10.2 and I wanna restore it to iOS 6.1.3 again, these SHSH blogs are the keys to downgrade iOS 9. $7.99 is work to pay for, if you really care of your jailbreak.
3 xBackup: If you don’t wanna go with above two backup iPhone apps, xBackup Cydia app is for you. It offers the combination of features that you could get through PKGBackup and OpenBackup. Its paid app and you have to pay around $1.5 for that.
The good part of xBackup is, it allows us to save application’s settings too. This part makes us crazy at the time of restoring old application settings. All the tweaks have it’s own settings. xBackup not only takes backup but also save settings for each apps.
PKGBackup is completefor backing up jailbreak Cydia apps without an issue. However, if you don’t wanna pay anything, OpenBackup is for you. Don’t forget to mention your favorite backup application.
PKGBackup is the best backup app for iPhone, iPod and iPad Air, Mini. It allows users to save SHSH blobs, Cydia installed apps and a lot more. Its just incredible backup solution…
is really incredible backup app for iOS devices. If you are running jailbroken iOS 6.1.3 and wanna upgrade to iOS 10.2 or newer one, you should backup your Cydia apps and save your SHSH blobs which are extremely important to downgrade. Suppose, you don’t like iOS 9, then you must know that SHSH blobs are the key to downgrade back to iOS 6.1.3.
We have seen bestpreviously, here is a detailed review on PKGBackup. It is developed by Jibril Gueye and available on repo source. The developer calls it as KISS app (Keep it Simple, Stupid iOS Application). It has ultimate backup solution for iPhone, iPod and iPad Air, Mini etc.
PKG Backup Your Cydia Apps and SHSH Blobs
Its very important to keep a complete backup of your Jailbreak and Cydia packages on Cloud service like Dropbox.offers complete backup solution to your jailbroken iOS device. We always recommend that you should backup your Cydia apps and SHSH blobs, if you are thinking to upgrade your iOS to new firmware. Take a look at features first…
1 Now it supports cloud storage. User can store his Cydia apps, SHSH blobs right on device or Dropbox cloud service. It is recommended, if you have large backup or SHSH blobs.
2 You can save SHSH blobs, contacts, all apps preferences, Cydia packages without any PC tools or SSH. You are getting rid of SSH Computer software.
3 Do you wanna share your Cydia app packages to other iDevice user? Just use Bonjour, Facebook, Twitter or Dropbox and share them all things what you have.
I would personally using this ultimate backup solution since long time on my iPad and iPhone. Its compatible to iOS 6.1.3 and later. If you have iOS 10.2 or newer firmware, then you need tousing tool and then you can install PKGBackup on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.
PKG Backup is paid app worth $9.99. If you are looking for free backup tool, thenis the right choice for free backup tweak. Its 100% free. Are you also using the same backup utility on your iDevice? Let us know your experience…