Help! Lost contact/iMessage/attachment

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

  1. boredandlonely macrumors member

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    Aug 28, 2008
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    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

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    Aug 28, 2008
    #2
    update

    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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