Help! Lost contact/iMessage/attachment

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by boredandlonely, Nov 29, 2013.

  1. boredandlonely macrumors member

    Aug 28, 2008
    Ok, we need some help.

    I received an iMessage last night with an important image attachment. I replied to the sender. This morning I woke up, and the message/conversation was gone. The only thing I can think of is that I or my wife deleted the message by accident SOMEHOW:mad:. I do not have the sender in my address book already, and have no other way to contact them.

    1. Is there any way to recover the sender's email/phone (however he is registered with iMessage)?
    2. Is there any way to recover the image attachment?
    <- most important
    3. I wouldn't mind the conversation either.

    I was using an iPhone 4, jailbroken on 6.1.0 (T-mob), and BiteSMS. I have access to a MBP on 10.9.

    I pulled the entire attachments folder with iExplorer, but out of the thousand of images, I couldn't find the attachment in question. I had not backed up the phone since yesterday, but may have synced it with iTunes at some point.

    I've googled around and keep getting the same pay-for-recovery apps being promoted by fake help threads. I wouldn't mind paying, but my understanding is that they all just look in the same folder that I have already pulled and checked manually.

    Help please!
  2. boredandlonely thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 28, 2008

    iMessage on my desktop is now showing my outgoing reply, and the phone number. I didn't see it earlier, so either I missed it, or this is a sync result of some sort.

    I still need the attachment, and this is a touchy situation where I can't simply ask them to send it again.

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