iPhone iPhone sms.db is empty

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  1. saqibjaan macrumors member

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    I have an iPhone with iOS 5.0.1 (iPhone 3GS). It has been unlocked using ultrasn0w. I am trying to access sms.db which contains SMS. The path for this file is /var/mobile/Library/SMS/sms.db.

    Problem is that even though I have SMS on my iPhone but sms.db is empty.

    Anyone knows what's the problem there ?
     
  2. darricksailo macrumors 601

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    How do you know it's empty? Worse case scenario, back up using iTunes and then use ibackupbot or some other extracter and extract the SMS.db file
     
  3. saqibjaan thread starter macrumors member

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    I have copy that sms.db file on my MAC and access it through Terminal. It has no tables and no records. That's how I know it that it was empty.
     
  4. darricksailo, Mar 14, 2013
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2013

    darricksailo macrumors 601

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    What is the size of SMS.db? It should have tables and such in it or else your iPhone will not have a history of text messages

    Maybe you need a specific program to access it

    Like for me, there are many .png's (primarily for themes or stock OS app icons like settings), I cannot read them on my windows computer and I cannot find out why. It acts as if the whole picture is transparent but when viewing if on my phone using ifile, I can see the pictures perfectly fine

    Maybe this is what is happening

    If you use ibackupbot, you should be able to read the text messages using the "plugin" tab although I'm not sure how well that works. Never used to it read my messages
     

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