Restoring old iPhone 3G SMS database to new iPhone 4

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by MikeMayer, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. MikeMayer macrumors newbie


    Feb 28, 2008
    Huntington Beach, CA
    Anyone have thoughts on my process for restoring SMS to a new iPhone 4 without restoring from backup initially:

    I extracted my SMS database from my grandfather iPhone (3G) and backed up my iPhone 4.

    I copied the SMS database (3d0d7e5fb2ce288813306e4d4636395e047a3d28) into the iPhone 4's backup overwriting the one currently in there.

    Then I tried to restore from backup and it fails and my iPhone restarts without the old SMS database being restored to it.


    I don't want to restore from backup because that iPhone 3G was such a terrible pile of junk I really don't want any of that bad joojoo getting onto my new pristine phone. That is, aside from the SMS database. I would like that.

    Both phones were running the latest build of iOS.


    Thanks :)
  2. tritonj macrumors 6502a

    Jun 12, 2008
    i think you're out of luck, i'm in the same boat
  3. doug0365 macrumors member

    Jun 23, 2008

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