Recover deleted SMS text messages help!

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by littleirishboy, Mar 4, 2009.

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  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hi there,

    I have just got an iphone and my girlfriend was using it for the past week or so untill i changed over onto o2 so i could use it. She has texted some people and deleted the text messages...is there any way i can recover them??
     
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    Don't think so...

    (I wouldn't trust her either :))
     
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    I have seen some things on the internet about accessing the files on the iphone and i should be able to get them...can anyone help??
     
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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5G77 Safari/525.20)

    Dude, if she DELETED them, accessing the phone isnt going to do you any good, you cant access phantom files that arent on the phone.
     
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    Yeah, I'm not sure you can do data recovery on flash memory, even if there were like system-critical files
     
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    I'm not sure if Macs don't delete files like Windows does(where they really keep the data until it's written over). If so, then there has to be a way to recover, but you'd only be able to recover the raw data, not the sms message itself.
     
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    In other words (if it's even possible), it would take more than 2.3 seconds
     
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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5G77 Safari/525.20)

    In other words, get a new gf 
     
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    some serious trust issues here, but whatever, if she had backed up you could restore from any of those backups and see what info's different.
    there's also an app for viewing text messages on your computer, syphone, but it only works with backups.
     
  10. macrumors newbie

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    hi

    hi dude
    If I am not wrong the msges ll be in da sim card ,thr are hardwares available in da market to get the deleted msges ,Its a kindof USB drive ,you can put the sim in to it to get da msgs...In ireland think it costs abt 35 euros.Google it for as spy materials.
    all da best...
     
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    iPhone text messages are not stored on the SIM.
     
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    This all makes me lol :)
     
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    Do you want me to forward them to you?
     
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    Just because she's your girlfriend doesn't mean she loses all her privacy.
     
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    Actually, recovery can be performed, even if the messages were deleted. :)

    It's a PITA, but a forensic analysis can be done on the device and deleted files can possibly be recovered. In otherwords, it would take WAY more than 2.3s yes, but it is possible. :)
     
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    Can you help me recover deleted messages from my phone? or point me in the right direction
     
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    i believe the messages are stored in a sql database (sms.db) so unless sql saves deleted data, not sure they can be recovered from the phone. best bet is to look into the backups on the computer.
     
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    I can't help you no, I'd be too expensive. :)

    You can read up on forensic recovery but the labor needed to perform such a task may not be worth the effort. Now if you have a picture of something that no one else had and you needed it, or if you have evidence to convict someone, or absolve yourself of a crime, then it would me more worth it. A good place to start would be this book:
    http://www.amazon.com/iPhone-Forensics-Recovering-Evidence-Corporate/dp/0596153589
     
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    Since there deleted

    Why not look at your bill, I know with AT&T under messaging it lists the numbers that msg's were sent too.

    Get the list, and than DO NOT use your cell phone but use maybe one from the O2 store or apple store and what ever telephone number or numbers have the highest amount of msg's sent call the number,

    OR

    Use a Google voice number if its accessible.

    If you asked her and she wont tell you who she msg'd , would you and do you trust her?

    You can always get another girl friend
     
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    The OP was over a year ago. He may have moved on :)
     
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    Oooops

    But others could use the information:rolleyes:

    Thanks
     
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    SD recovery

    It say this will work if data was not written over it. How do I know if it was or wasn't?
    Thanks
     
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    Recover deleted text messages on iphones

    I am a licensed private investigator and I can retrieve deleted text message, call logs, pics, video and other information off of any phone. I have in home kits or you can send your phone to my lab. Call 8 6 6 6 4 0 1 0 1 0.
     
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