I am having technical troubles with my iphone, but the people at the apple store won't do anything about it until I reinstall the OS and start the phone brand new, not from a backup. (The problems I am having have to do with the microphone shorting out in the middle of conversations, and the camera producing gargled photos.) I am trying to wipe my phone but save my text messages. Like a lot of other people I have a certain text message conversation with someone that stretches back years that I would like to save. Has anyone successfully ported the text file from a backup to a new phone? I tried doing this once and it didn't work so I wonder if it is actually possible. I don't want to restore any other part of my data aside from my text log. Thanks for your help. I tried searching the forums for a success story and couldn't find it so if it has been answered and someone has a link I'd be very appreciative.