restoring/re-jailbreaking and replacing sms.db?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by genetic, Nov 21, 2010.

  1. genetic macrumors 6502

    Jul 15, 2008
    once 4.2 comes out i was thinking about just restoring my phone and setting it up as new and then rejailbreaking when cydia becomes stable. i had a 3g and from day one ive used the same backup for my 3g and iphone 4 so id like to finally start fresh. the only thing im worried about is losing my texts, the rest can obviously be backed up in itunes and just transferred over later. would i be able to just restore, set up as new, jailbreak, then ssh in and copy my old sms.db over to the phone? im currently on 4.1 and jailbroken with limera1n.
  2. calvy macrumors 65816

    Sep 17, 2007
    I have no personal experience with 4.2 at the moment, but in every version in the past, we've been able to do this. So I'm sure you will be able to on 4.2 when the jailbreak comes out. All you really need to make sure of is that you match the correct file permissions on it, to avoid any funkyness.
  3. genetic thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 15, 2008
    file permissions meaning what exactly. figured id just copy over my sms.db to my computer right before i restore the phone. then just drag it back in its proper folder once i have re-jailbroken and install ssh

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