Restore as New Phone but preserve Camera Roll and SMS

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by pathumx, Jun 13, 2012.

  1. pathumx macrumors member

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    I may have to restore and setup my iPhone 4 as new to fix some issues. I've been trying to find a way to keep my SMS and Camera Roll. Camera Roll I don't care too much about, but SMS I definitely want. I haven't seen a reliable method described, does anyone know of any?
     
  2. TOMIMOT macrumors 6502

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    if you back up your iPhone to your computer doesn't it keep everything the way it was once your done your restore?
     
  3. pathumx thread starter macrumors member

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    only if you restore from backup. but if i set it up as a new phone, I can't restore from backup. thus losing everything like the SMS and the camera roll.
     
  4. pathumx thread starter macrumors member

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    i jailbroke and saved the SMS folder to my computer via SSH. then i restored it using SSH. Camera Roll I wasn't able to find anything, so I just saved all of the images into a single event in Aperture and i'm going to resync them that way. I read on an apple KB article that this way will make backups smaller and faster.
     
  5. utahman130 macrumors 6502a

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    Yep, you can! :)

    Download PhoneView here
     

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