How to open/ view SMS'es from the iTunes backup?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by SingaporeStu, Feb 23, 2010.

  1. SingaporeStu macrumors regular

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    Hi

    Anyone out here know how to view the SMS'es on an iPhone from the backup copy that iTunes makes?

    I lost my iPhone but there's some really important data on an SMS thread that I need, and I need it urgently. I backup my iPhone regularly, and I remember doing so just before I lost the phone, so the data should be there.

    Anyone can help?
     
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    Aggie,

    It seems the apps only work on jailbroken iPhones.

    DiskAid doesn't even work without an iPhone plugged in (which I don't have right now).

    Any other ideas? I can only use the data from the backup.
     
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    No, they work on any phone. And if you read my thread, I said you don't need DiskAid if you have the backup on a computer.

    FYI, I've used these programs and I'm not jailbroke, just so you know. I'm thinking you just scanned through the thread and didn't really follow the steps.
     
  6. SingaporeStu thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hi Aggie,

    I think I found the problem. My backup is encrypted. I tried it with a friend's iPhone, which was unencrypted, and it worked.

    Sooo... anyone know how to decrypt an encrypted backup?

    Just in case anyone's interested...
     

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