I did a fresh 8.1 install, and I have a couple years of messages that are important to me that I would like to keep. I looked into it and found a great tutorial using ibackupbot to inject them into a backup so everything is fresh and you have all of your messages. Does this method still work for ios 8? I tried but couldn't get the backup to restore.miss could have done something wrong. Willing to try it again, just wondering if anyone had any experience with this. While I'm at it, I am also looking to restore camera roll. About 2500 photos worth, and that seems to be tricky. Any ideas for how to go about that the easiest way? I've done hours of research and tried Dropbox, Google drive, transferring using a Cell brite but nothing works properly. Im wondering if I should just pay for some more icloud and back up and restore pictures. I don't want to restore backup anymore because it's been backed up and restored for years on dozens of phones (I've switched around a lot) and jail broken multiple times. Time for something fresh. Thank you so much in advance.