How to Restore Call History and Messages from iOS 6 backup to 5.1.1?

norbi2010

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Dec 31, 2011
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Hello guys!

I restored my iPhone 4S from iOS 6 beta 4 to 5.1.1,and i can't use my iOS 6 backup because newer iOS backup can not be restored to an older iOS(in my case 6 backup to 5.1.1).

So i tried with iBackUpBot,saved the callhistory.db and sms.db from iOS 6 backup and imported them to the 5.1.1 backup(clear backup),but when the restore finishes,everythings stays how it was.

So my question is,is there a way to restore my Call History and Messages?Or if i want them,i have to use iOS 6?

Thanks in advance!
 

viperGTS

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Nov 15, 2010
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You have to import the .info files, not the .db's. Although when I restored my messages, they were from 5.0.1.

Strange too, considering the .info's are small in size. :confused:
 

norbi2010

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Dec 31, 2011
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You have to import the .info files, not the .db's. Although when I restored my messages, they were from 5.0.1.

Strange too, considering the .info's are small in size. :confused:
When i'm trying to open sms.db with ibackupbot i get this:



This can't be done between iOS 6 to iOS 5, they database has changed in such a way that it can't easily be downgraded.
Oh,damn.
So there is no way to get back my Call History and Messages?