Can i grab SMS history from a newer backup and insert it in an older one?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Jack.Straw, Jul 3, 2014.

  1. Jack.Straw macrumors newbie

    Jul 3, 2014
    Ok, so here's my situation. I upgraded my iPhone 4 to iOS 7.1.2 and jailbroke it with Pango. I then discovered the [Ac!D] Siri 7.x doesn't work with 7.1.2. I also wasn't crazy about the new iOS, but i probably would have gotten used to with experience. Just the same, I don't want to live without Siri! So... i went through the pains of downgrading from 7.1.2 with iFaith and an old version of iTunes. I had to go all the way back to 5.1.1 because that's the newest blob I had available. I intend to stay there until I can hack Siri back onto 7.1.2.

    So when i did my restore it wouldn't let me restore from a backup that was newer than the current iOS. I was able to get my hands on an older 5.1.1 backup from 2012 that i had on an old hard drive, so i used that.

    My question is this: Is there a way for me to get my SMS and call history data out of one of my newer backups and insert it into an old 5.1.1 backup? There are a ton of folders in each of the backup folders along with the plist files and I have no idea where to start. Any advice you can offer would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks for your time and help,
  2. PNutts macrumors 601


    Jul 24, 2008
    Pacific Northwest, US
    Take a look at iBackupBot and see if it has that feature. It has very robust backup and restore capabilities.

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