Odd scenario; Could use some insight.

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by -YK, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. -YK macrumors member

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    Hey guys, my attempts have failed thus far so I figured I would give asking on here a shot.

    I had an old iPhone 3GS with a ton of photos/videos on it, once I got my 4S, I stopped using it completely and just left it sitting around, or used it as an iPod on occasion. Anyway, long story short: It got destroyed.

    I was wondering, is there a way I could get those photos and videos back? I have located the old 3GS iPhone backups through Finder but they're all gibberish. I also tried using an old iPod Touch to restore it from one of the backups, but it did not work. Are the photos and videos pretty much gone, or can I try another route?

    Edit- I should also let it be known that I did not back up the photos anywhere else. (as in they are not on my computer). I have since started doing that for my 4S.
     
  2. PsstGreek macrumors 68040

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    If the photos and videos are on the camera roll you can take them off. If they're not you would have to jailbreak it and use a program like (open ssh) iExplorer or CyberDuck and pull them off that way.
     
  3. gaboshenia macrumors member

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    Don't really need to jailbreak. Try expod, iphone explorer or ibackupbot. You can find all of them for free on macupdate.com. Good luck!
     
  4. -YK thread starter macrumors member

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    The phone is completely broken, guys. That's my issue. The only remnants of the photos would be in the backup files (I think).
     
  5. Ardzii macrumors newbie

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    If you're looking for your backup files, you should be able to find it in your Library.
    Go to Finder > on the upper menu "Go" > Maintain Option on your keyboard > Library should appear then click on it. It'll open a Finder Window.
    Then I'm not sure where exacly it's located, you'll find a Backup Folder in Application Support > Mobile Sync or you can also find iPhone files in Mobile Documents > ...

    Good luck anyways, I'm not sure you'll be able to extract your photos from your backup.
     

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