How to Save DEB Files from Cydia To PC or MAC
Nowadays iPhone makes our life much easier then it was before. But if you are using jailbroken iPhone then you have a great advantage before other mobile devices. Jailbreak opens doors before a lot of possibilities which you can use for unlock for example.
But the main point in this article is gonna be – how to save .deb files from Cydia to the computer. Mac or Windows – no matter.
In case you don’t know, .deb files is the Debian Package files that Cydia uses for its apps.
You can use these files again if you after restoring your iPhone to other firmware. But there is one problem. Your files after restoring will be deleted because your iPhone will lose jailbreak. Also Cydia has one option that automatically deletes .deb file after installing.
That is why I decided to show you how to save .deb files to pc or Mac. You can back up it on your computer for future use. You can always re-install all your Cydia apps using these files after iPhone restoring and jailbreaking.
But first, as usual, I will tell you about requirements to this method.
- First, as you might guess, you need your iPhone (iPad, iPod Touch) to be jailbroken.
- Second, you must do is to install afc2add from Cydia (this will require you gadget to be rebooted)
- And the third is to install OpenSSH from Cydia.
How to Save Cydia .deb Files
Step 1. Open any SSH software client you got, like WinScp or just simple Terminal if you are using Mac OS X or Linux.
Step 2. Now ssh into your iDevice and navigate to:
Step 3. Launch Cydia and find ANY app in Search, then install it. And don’t close Cydia after installation process.
Step 4. Now copy .deb file to your PC.
Now you can close Cydia. As I said that after closing Cydia deletes all .deb files in Archive folder that come from the apps.
Step 7. To install these saved files just go to AutoInstall folder. If there’s no folder, then create it:
Step 8. Now reboot your iPhone.
And that is all that you have to do. This method of saving .deb files from Cydia to Mac or PC is very easy method and really quick to do.