SMS backup on iPhone

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  1. iAM

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    Is there an application that I can I use to backup my iPhone's SMS messages?
    I tried iTunes but I didn't find any options there.

    TIA.
     
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    Use diskaid to be able to browse your phone's file system.
    Go to path: var/mobile/library/sms

    Save the sms.db and just paste it again when you need to..
     
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    Thank you :)
     
  4. jaytrixz

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    This will only work if your phone is j*ken. Legit iPhones can just use iTunes to backup their data including their SMS messages. :)
     
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    How do I select that option? I can't seem to find it.
     
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    There is no specific option in Itunes.
    When you do backups, sms are automatically included but then again, my advice would still be diskaid and save the .db files..
     
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    under devices then right click your iphone name
     
  8. bhoyetjumpay

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    i think what the thread starter trying to say is that to back up an sms for a certain time then restore it. itunes cant back up manually, let say every week, it always over write the previous back up with a new one.
     
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    Phoneview works great for me. It's a Mac OSX app that lets you do just what you want for $20.
     
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    I have a similar question about iphone sms.Someone can give me more detail of step-by-step guide.Thanks
     
  11. saibot

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    say, i'll upgrade to 3.1.3 (I'm currently using 3.1.2) after upgrade all i do is sync my phone to itunes and restore from backup then ill get all my previous data back?
     
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    if you back up in itunes and restore from back up it will restore only sms, notes, contacts, settings of the iphone,

    your multimedia you need to sync it again like photos, musics and videos ;)
     
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    great, thansk a lot.. ^_^ now, off to jailbreakmatrix..
     
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    just got phoneview,tnx
     
  15. jaytrixz

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    I know of a trick that makes you restore your iPhone into its pristine jailed condition with only SMS and contacts intact. ;)

    All you need to do is to look for specific files in your iTunes backup data and patching it onto your new backup and then you restore from backup after patching it.
     
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    hello,execute!!!Any more user guide or information???Waiting your reply.:D
     
  17. irdwin

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    iTunes can backup your text messages.
     
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    I know we can transfer iPhone Contacts, Notes, Calendar, Music, Photos and Videos to my iPhone 3GS.But how can we backup our previous iPhone 3G SMS to iPhone 3GS?

    First,if you jailbreaked your phone than it’s damn easy just SSH your iPhone 3G and Navigate to /private/var/mobile/Library/SMS and Save sms.db on your computer then follow the vice versa with iPhone 3GS just copy sms.db from your computer to iPhone 3GS /private/var/mobile/Library/SMS folder.

    Here is the simple to follow steps to Restore SMS History from Previous iPhone to New iPhone. All you have to do is to copy SMS backup files from old iPhone back up folder to new iPhone back up folder.

    Navigate to the iTunes backup folder
    1.Windows User : C >> Users >> User Name >> AppData >> Roaming >> Apple >> Computer >> MobileSync >> Backup >>
    2.Mac OS X User : ~/Libary » Applications Support » MobileSync » Backup.

    In the backup folder there will be X number of folders according to number of phones you synced to your iTunes. For example i have two iPhone 2G and 3G so i have two folders named with 40 random hex characters. But i need to copy SMS from iPhone 3G so how do i identify?
    To identify your particular iPhone backup sync both phones with 5 minutes of interval and note the time in your computer clock while syncing.
    Now Sort the view by date–this will let you easily tell which subfolder belongs to which phone.
    Now you knows the folder where your previous iPhone 3G backup is saved, so explore to that particular folder (iPhone 3G) and copy these two files to iPhone 3GS folder. Make sure you must synced new iPhone 3GS at least once so back up folder will be created.
    3d0d7e5fb2ce288813306e4d4636395e047a3d28.mddata
    3d0d7e5fb2ce288813306e4d4636395e047a3d28.mdinfo

    More information: How to transfer SMS/Contact from iPhone 3GS to iPhone 4 or PC?.- Transfer all iphone files to Mac computer
     
  19. iCaduceus

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    ^^ i don't mean to sound righteous but isn't it that "JAILBREAKING" is not allowed HERE?
     
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