Any way to recover deleted SMS from an iphone 4?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by rugia007, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. rugia007 macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys
    I have a jailbroken iphone and i accidentally deleted a conversation (all texts) from a particular contact last night.
    The last time I backed up was last week, so I will still have a lot of texts if i restore from backup.

    However there were some pretty important texts since then and I would like to retrieve them back.
    I have SSHed into the phone and extracted the sms.db to my computer. I did a search for the contact's number in question and i cannot find it. Does this mean it's deleted forever?

    I also can't find a backup of sms.db on my iphone.

    IF for some reason the texts ARE gone forever, then I will have to suck it up and live with the backup texts i have from last week.
    However I am confused on the process of restoring that so I would like someone to help me step by step with it.
    Thanks!
     
  2. rugia007 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks decipher for the idea.
    I was looking through the SQLLite Database Browser and I don't see anything. I SSHed into my phone and grabbed the sms.db as fast as I could.

    Here's the thing: you were right about the Text editor being able to catch the number. However the messages are...well...garbled. how do I fix this?

    Thanks so much!

    P.S. i know a lil SQL. but if i merge my old backup sms.db with the new one would i still lose the "newer" messages?
     

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