To reset jailbroken phone and retain data

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by anishkanoria, May 26, 2010.

  1. anishkanoria macrumors newbie

    May 26, 2010
    Basically, I have my iphone3G jailbroken under the software 3.1.2. The problem is that my phone's home button is broken so I have to get a new one.
    So when I restore my new iphone3G I would like to restore it to exactly how I had my phone now with all my Text messages. Text messages is the only thing that I am worried about and was wondering if I could have them transferred to a completely new one. Can you help me. How do I save them to my computer and after I have deleted everything off my iphone - have all my data, but especially my text messages restored.
  2. Davvido macrumors regular


    May 22, 2010
    Create a backup in iTunes ( and keep it safe until you get the new phone. If you get it, you will have to ways to restore all your data: 1. Restore backup in iTunes (it will ask you to do so); 2. Use iPhone Backup Extractor or JuicePhone to extract all your data from iTunes' backup, then put it manually in the proper place (for SMS: ~/Library/SMS) and then change its permissions to /chmod/ 644 and /chown/ mobile:mobile.

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