I FINALLY figured out how to locate the backup file that wouldn't appear in the list of backups on iTunes when trying to restore. I simply clicked "option+restore" on the main screen that brought up all of the files on my computer. My only issue then was the error message "This iphone cannot be restored because the firmware file is not compatible" I am using iTunes 10.5. My phone was recently updated from 4.3 to 5.1.1 maintaining the baseband 04.10.01. It is also jailbroken and unlocked using gevey sim. Because I have access to the files. Could I possibly use something like SSH to place them back on my iphone? If so, would the files need to be converted to a different format first? I have recovered these files using the "trial" version of a third party app so I know that it contains EVERYTHING! text messages, photos, contacts, voice memos, ect I just need to find a way to get them back on my phone!!! Help please!