restore just the SMS

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by shiunn, Jul 27, 2008.

  1. shiunn macrumors 6502

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    I have a jailbreaked first gen iphone, and installed a couple of stuffs on it. Now, I want to go back to factory setting, ie, remove all those installed programmes and settings. But I want to keep my SMS. Is there a way to do that?
     
  2. shiunn thread starter macrumors 6502

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    *push* hehe
    any ideas? googling does not turn up much help
     
  3. AlecEdworthy macrumors 6502

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    Use SSH (and scp) to copy the sms.db file off your phone, restore the firmware, Jailbreak it, install SSH again and then copy the sms.db file back on. The sms.db file lives in ~root/Library/SMS/sms.db or ~mobile/Library/SMS/sms.db depending on which firmware version you are running. Remember to change the ownership of the file when you restore it if necessary (again, depending on firmware and who you log into the iphone as via ssh).

    Alec
     
  4. DarkFlame macrumors regular

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    I'm pretty sure I saw some new app on cydia that does the back up for you.
     
  5. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    Restoring has never deleted SMS messages from my phone.
     
  6. AlecEdworthy macrumors 6502

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    Correct. The original poster specifically said that he wanted to go back to factory settings - i.e. not do a restore.

    Alec
     
  7. shiunn thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thanks Alec
    your SSH method indeed is a clever one.
    but...I didn't expect it to involve so many steps...
    I think I'll pass, and just restore.
    i mean, there wouldn't be a lot of mess in there...would there?
     

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