where to find the iPhone contacts and SMS backup???

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by vegas-steven, Sep 30, 2008.

  1. vegas-steven macrumors regular

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    hi,

    I posted this hours ago in the iPhone hacks forum but no answer and I really want to jb my phone today.

    I was using the method described in the hacks forum to use quikpwn to jb the phone and then add back my SMS and contacts.

    I can SEE the backup files and can SEE the date and time but am confused:

    The file are only a few kb in size. Can this be right? There are 3 files created when I sync the phone to back it up. They all have the same date and time on then but are so small.

    So my question is:

    What exactly do I need to backup so after a clean 2.1 I stall and jb I can put my co facts and SMS back?

    Thanks a lot for any help. I am nervous about this stuff as I rely on my phone.
     
  2. vegas-steven thread starter macrumors regular

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    anyone? Please?
    What files do I need for this backup?
     
  3. CrzyCanuck72 macrumors 6502a

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    you don't need to (and shouldn't be) messing around with the backup files yourself. After you jailbreak, iTunes will ask if you want to restore your phone from a backup. That's when you select the most recent backup, which will restore your SMSes and everything. Contacts can just be synced back from whatever program you use on your computer.
     
  4. vegas-steven thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ahhh ok. So after I use quickpwn to jb I want to open iTunes and it will automatically ask if I want to restore.

    But doesn't a restore restore the ENTIRE operating system and negate the jailbreak?

    That is what I thought which threw me off.
     
  5. CrzyCanuck72 macrumors 6502a

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    No, when you "restore" from a backup, it just loads the backed up settings... SMSes, call logs, settings, etc. It doesn't negate the jailbreak.
     

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