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Total iPhone Backup - for what?
Authored by: astack on Feb 18, '11 02:48:38PM
Ignorant -- adj. 1. Lacking knowledge or awareness in general. I understand precisely what the command does and the hint makes perfect sense to me and is concise and understandable. If you don't know what rsync does or don't know how your iphone works, i.e. you are ignorant, that is not the fault of the hint writer. Next time perhaps you could do a little googling on your own instead of roasting the hint submitter. Jailbreaking the device or the iOS version has nothing at all to do with this hint, I can't imagine why the thought would even occur to the submitter to inform people of those things. Considering I get 706 hits on this site alone for rsync, it's reasonable to expect the readers of this site to be less lazy and not expect every single hint to tailor to their precise needs/level of knowledge.

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Total iPhone Backup - for what?
Authored by: everkleer80 on Feb 21, '11 09:51:01AM

Just thought I'd mention that I for one was not aware that this hint did not require jailbreaking. Can you really mount and access your whole filesystem without jailbreaking?



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Total iPhone Backup - for what?
Authored by: jayhawkbabe on Feb 21, '11 11:57:29AM

Not in my experience. I posted about it somewhere on this link, but I'm only able to mount media using PhoneView on an unjailbroken iOS device. PhoneView will mount media AND root for a jailbroken device as I recall.



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Total iPhone Backup - requires jailbreak
Authored by: everkleer80 on Feb 22, '11 05:58:19AM

That's what I thought. (I didn't actually try it myself.) So this hint does require jailbreaking.



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Total iPhone Backup - requires jailbreak
Authored by: mantrid on Feb 22, '11 06:11:58AM

Did any of the complainers even go to PhoneDisk link conveniently provided in the hint? Right on the developer's front page, it says "Works with or without jail breaking the device".

Bunch of stupid, whiny, lazy, and yes, ignorant bums.



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Total iPhone Backup - requires jailbreak
Authored by: everkleer80 on Feb 22, '11 06:25:28AM

Umm... yes, PhoneDisk works, but as many have said, you can't access the root without jailbreaking.

From the FAQ on the website:

How do I get access to the real-root on my device?

Gaining access to the "real" root of the iPhone requires jailbreaking the device and in many cases installing "afc2add" from Cydia. Once you've got that figured out, from the Phone Disk menu make sure to connect to the "root" instead of the "media" one.
Perhaps you can tell us how to get a full system backup without having access to the whole system?

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Total iPhone Backup - requires jailbreak
Authored by: crarko on Feb 22, '11 03:14:27PM

You are correct; to gain full access requires jailbreaking. I have amended the hint accordingly.

Craig A.



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