iphone Backup of SMS plz help soon!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by sonex, Jun 30, 2009.

  1. sonex macrumors member

    Jul 16, 2008
    Hey everyone,

    I fanally decided to get 3.0 from 2.2.1 so I saved my sms, contacts, phone boook etc using SSH.

    The problem is that everything works once copy/pasted with SSH back on the iphone, except the sms messages.

    So, my question is, now that I have all my sms in a file (sms.db) which are from 2.2.1, is there any way of opening the txt messages on the computer or making them work with 3.0??.

    I have some important sms there and i need to get data out of them..

    Please help !

    (running iphone 3g)
  2. jmpage2 macrumors 68040


    Sep 14, 2007
    I don't think you are going to get a lot of help here, since you can't even ssh on the phone unless it's jailbroken. You should be asking on the appropriate forums.

    I would imagine that the archive with the SMS can be read quite easily by the right application, so that you don't have to restore the data at all to get at what you need.

    When playing with compressed/compiled/archived files I will often just run the "strings" command from an OS like OS X, Linux, UNIX, etc. That will often puke out a lot of info from the file.
  3. sonex thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 16, 2008
    Ok please delete thread, i posted in the hacks section
  4. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3


    Apr 6, 2007
    Portland, OR
    you can extract your SMS's from your backups on your computer.

    At least that's how I back up...

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