Extracting old text messages and transferring them to new phone

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  1. jdaniel macrumors 65816

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    Hi guys I need some help. I am running os7 on my iPhone 5S. I was previously running 6.1.2 JB on my iPhone 5 and backups for that does not work on os7 I had to set up totally as a new iPhone so I have lost all my messages and I am trying to retrieve it.

    I've followed a method by user>library>application support>mobile sync> finding the correct back up and the exact file which supposedly starts with 3d0d that supposedly contains the messages if u paste that and replace that file in the new back up and restore using the new patched back up your messages are supposed to appear but it did not, so maybe it is an issue with os7 I need another free option I could try

    So far: I have used the method above and if I use iphone explorer I can see my messages there but the phone will not display them I assume this is because of the OS version?

    So basically I not only need to extract the message data which doesnt seem like a HUGE issue but I need to put it back into the iphone and have it display the messsages.
     
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  3. emseven macrumors regular

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    The only method, and I don't recommend it, is to restore from backup of old iPhone.

    You need root access to 'put back' Messages and even then...
     
  4. jdaniel thread starter macrumors 65816

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    explain?
    my old back ups dont work for some reason.. which is what I said in the first line LOL
     

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