Editing an iOS 11 backup manually in Windows

EDIT (2018-11-12): Marcel Dopita wrote a post How to restore modified iOS 12 backup which deals with iOS 12. Give that a read if you need to do this procedure for iOS 12.

So you want to replace one or more files inside an iOS 11 device backup made using iTunes, but you don’t want to pay for a program that does it would rather do this by hand, as it isn’t that hard and you don’t mind getting your hands dirty. So here is the step-by-step guide to replacing files in an iTunes created device backup.

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Xamarin & stuff

So a friend has pointed me to Xamarin, and I must say I am interested. The ability to deploy an app across many platforms using almost entirely C# (which is one of my favourite languages, I must admit) with little overhead, what’s not to like? I will probably be fiddling around with it in the near future on my spare time, as I work on my current contract.

Incidentally, this contract, which I started several weeks ago, is one of the main reasons I haven’t done much in the way of Cygnus or Red Hydra coding. That and I suck at blogging. 😉