iPhone SMS.db file didn't work

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by guitarmandp, Feb 16, 2013.

  1. guitarmandp macrumors 6502

    Sep 21, 2012
    Okay I just restored my phone as a new phone. Dashboard X was giving me tons of problems so I thought by restoring it as new it would solve the problem.

    The good news is that Dashboard X works perfectly.

    The bad news is that I put the SMS.db in the correct folder and nothing shows up. My SMS.db is 15 megabytes and not one message shows up. Am I missing something?
  2. D A macrumors regular

    Nov 21, 2008
    You need to reset it permissions and ownership.

    SSH into the phone and do these commands:

    cd /var/mobile/Library/SMS
    chown mobile:mobile sms.db
    chmod 644 sms.db
    If you copied the Attachments folder (MMS message images are stored here), do these commands:
    chown -R mobile:mobile Attachments/
    chmod -R 755 Attachments/

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