iPhone how to extract SMS from iPhone?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by navigates, Jan 22, 2012.

  1. navigates macrumors 6502a

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    Is there a way to extract all the sms's from the iphone by user.? I'm on iOS 5.0.1 jailbroken non A5. I'm trying to extract it from my phone .
     
  2. heyyitzmelissa macrumors 6502

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    Cyberduck or iFunBox into it and go to var/root/Library/SMS/sms.db

    That's where your SMS is.
     
  3. navigates thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I've got the file sms.db and when i try to open it with sqllite browser it shows up as empty. is it possible something changed on 5.0.1?
     
  4. heyyitzmelissa macrumors 6502

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    You need the proper <i>database</i> browser. I don't understand why you don't just jailbreak. A tweak just came out on Cydia a few days ago called Message2PDF.
     
  5. navigates thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Hi All. I've tried opening the smsdb file and the sqllite browser still shows up as empty. When I open the file file using notepad I can see my sms's in there. Can someone help please.
     
  6. seanwebb68 macrumors 6502

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  7. heyyitzmelissa macrumors 6502

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    And he completely disregards me. I'm done.
     
  8. navigates thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  9. heyyitzmelissa macrumors 6502

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    You're using the wrong program. But you're not getting of the name of it from me.
     
  10. navigates thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry had missed this. Where can i find message2pdf. Is there a custom repo that I should add.

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    Found it. Will test it out now. Thank you so much !! Really appreciate it ..
     
  11. navigates thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    does messages2PDF work for anyone? for me it starts and crashes immediately. Paid 1.49 for it.
     
  12. iceman600 macrumors member

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    i did not find my sms.db in here....
    i found it on war/mobile/Library/SMS
    and i try opening it with the sqlite database viewer and its blank...:confused::(

    any idea why its blank?
     
  13. navigates thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    With iOS5 Onwards its not possible to open with sqllite db. Get messages2pdf from cydia. that will do the job
     
  14. JohnnyJlo128 macrumors newbie

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    Messages2pdf still crashes immediately when I start it up. What gives? I can't change any settings cause it won't load
     
  15. Norinion macrumors regular

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    There is something called WifiSMS, Working with 5.1.1.
    This allows you to use your SMS on your desktop (text from your computer when you're at home over Wifi).
    But also gives you the ability to download full conversation from someone. Once installed, go into the browser on your computer, click the conversation, and hover over the person's name (top of the conversation), and a "floppy disc" will appear for you to save that whole conversation. So far, it does not work with group conversations, but works with iMessages and Text. I hope this helps, if it does.

    Examples of what the button and the text output would look like:
     

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  18. Sparky9292 macrumors 6502a

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    Download/extract all SMS messages..

    Not free, but probably the best solution. Works great! (as most of his software)

    http://www.ecamm.com/mac/phoneview/
     

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