iPhone how to extract SMS from iPhone?

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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 .
 

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macrumors 6502a
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Jul 13, 2008
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Cyberduck or iFunBox into it and go to var/root/Library/SMS/sms.db

That's where your SMS is.
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?
 
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heyyitzmelissa

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Jan 17, 2012
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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.
 
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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.
 
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macrumors 6502a
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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.
Sorry had missed this. Where can i find message2pdf. Is there a custom repo that I should add.

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You're using the wrong program. But you're not getting of the name of it from me.
Found it. Will test it out now. Thank you so much !! Really appreciate it ..
 
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macrumors 6502a
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does messages2PDF work for anyone? for me it starts and crashes immediately. Paid 1.49 for it.
 
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iceman600

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

That's where your SMS is.
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?
 
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macrumors 6502a
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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?
With iOS5 Onwards its not possible to open with sqllite db. Get messages2pdf from cydia. that will do the job
 
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JohnnyJlo128

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May 25, 2012
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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
 
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Norinion

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Oct 18, 2010
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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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