Is it possible to do a partial restore from backup?

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by jvacek, Dec 22, 2012.

  1. jvacek macrumors newbie

    Jun 19, 2011
    Hey guys, i have a friend who jailbroke his iPhone, got bored of the features and restored without first uninstalling the packages from Cydia. Some of the tweaked code got stuck in his backup and he can't use Safari or Mail because he forgot to remove the tweaks and restored from the backup.

    We figured that one out, he did a clean restore and he did not restore from backup at all.

    However, he has a lot of messages he would like to still get imported over into his now wiped phone, without having to restore from backup and getting al of the bugs again.

    So, my question is, is it possible to delete all the files you do not want to restore from the backup (i.e. everything but the texts)? What tools would I need to do this?

    I already found quite a few backup browsers but I did not have enough time to look into them carefully but all seem to be able to export the files, i did not check if you can delete from the backups themselves but i don't assume you can, so please correct me if my assumption is wrong and tell me which tool do you use.

    I appreciate your time and help, thanks in advance!
  2. viperGTS, Dec 22, 2012
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2012

    viperGTS macrumors 68000

    Nov 15, 2010
    iBackupbot is perfect for that. First make sure you have the jailbroken backup. Look for the SMS.db file and import that with file info for restoration to another back up. Then when you restore your phone, create a backup (it'll be blank). Use the import feature of iBackupbot to point to the info file and restore from the modified backup, and your friend should have his messages. :)
  3. jvacek thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 19, 2011
    actually, this did not work out at all.

    If you stumble upon this and want to try doing it, don't.

    the import feature only imports things that were already in the backup file. This ruined my previous backup file somehow so now I just hope everything was in the icloud backup.

    Thanks for your effort, ViperGTS, but it did not work. If i ever find a way to do it, i will put it up here for people to see, but so far nothing.

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