Does backing up save text messages?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by GlassBullet, Oct 11, 2009.

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    GlassBullet

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    So I have a 3GS running 3.0 and I want to update to 3.1.2 cause the jailbreak is out now and all. The thing is, I want to keep my text messages. If I back-up before I upgrade, will the messages be saved so I can sync them back to my phone? Or does upgrading not require a restore at all?

    Also, if I am jailbroken now on 3.0, will I need to do a restore to update, or can I just go ahead and update from a jailbroken state?
     
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    Mystikal

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    Im uncertain on the text part BUT ALWAYS restore to a clean firmware before jailbreaking. Always.
     
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    yes, text messages are saved during backup.
     
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    GlassBullet

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    so I should restore to 3.1.2 and then jailbreak? and could I set it up from the backup to save the texts?
     
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    angemon89

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    I don't think 3.1.2 is jailbreakable.

    But yeah texts are saved. I've had like 7 different iPhones in that past 2-3 years, either from being replaced or upgrading, and I still have text messages from my first iPhone.
     

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