Would really appreciate some help on this, trying to save old text messages from a dying iphone 3gs. I saved a lot to my itunes till about a year ago when i downloaded a new version of itunes that won't work till i upgrade my OS (currently 10.6.8). Question is, how can I find the messages that may have been backed up on my macbook pro via itunes? are they stored in a readable format, if at all? and is there any way to save the ones that didn't get backed up??? Bearing in mind that phone and laptop OS are well behind so any third party apps I've found won't work, or Cloud. Or is there a way to restore an older version of iTunes back on my computer (I didn't use Time Machine when backing up). Anyone got any ideas?