How can I use a backup to restore my iPhone?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Cattywampus_, Jan 27, 2008.

  1. Cattywampus_ macrumors 6502

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    After running the jailbreaking methods for 1.1.3 I want to restore all my SMS/Contacts/Emails from the 1.1.3 unjailbroken backup I had.

    How can I do this in iTunes?

    Thanks
     
  2. Cattywampus_ thread starter macrumors 6502

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  3. HolmesQatar macrumors newbie

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    How did you do this? I want to save messages and such that are on my phone at the moment just in case I'm forced to restore. Is it just a case of copying the significant files - such as sms.db - off the phone then copying them back on?
     
  4. mbklein macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, I'm interested in this as well. How do I restore my backup without destroying my jailbreak?
     
  5. Cattywampus_ thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Force it to make a backup.

    Say you want to restore your phone in iTunes. It will ask you if you want to back up. Let it do the backup and once it says its going to start restoring (the iPhone will probably turn off), pull the cable from the iPhone.

    Then you have a backup.
     
  6. Cattywampus_ thread starter macrumors 6502

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    To restore your backup,

    Locate the folder called iTunes_Control. Not sure what the root folder is - but its nested in a folder called Media. Delete that, reconnect the phone and iTunes will ask if you want to set up as a new phone or restore using a backup.

    It will put your SMS/Email/Settings etc back on but won't tamper with the firmware.
     
  7. mbklein macrumors newbie

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  8. HolmesQatar macrumors newbie

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    Yeah thanks, I'll give it a go when I attempt 1.1.3 again tonight...
     
  9. greaystone macrumors newbie

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    Found it

    The complete path is /private/var/mobile/Media/iTunes_Control/
    +you only need to delete the iTunes folder inside the iTunes_Control
     
  10. ShutUp0007 macrumors newbie

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    Uhmm

    So what does it restore?
    I don't want mine to restore passcode coz my sis forgot what it was after changing and I want my info:(
     

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