Currently Being ModeratedMar 11, 2013 4:08 AM (in response to j7nce)
Yes, very possible. just ssh into the phone and copy the sms db. files. and then when ready to restore them back, u ssh them back in. I do it all the time.
There are many ways, but this is the easiest for you.
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Currently Being ModeratedJun 5, 2013 8:45 AM (in response to j7nce)
If you have back up your text messages, you can restore from the backup.
To restore information from a backup, use one of the following methods after connecting your iOS device to the computer with which you normally sync:
1. Right-click (or Control-click) the device and choose Restore from Backup
2. If you have a new phone, you can connect to iTunes and it will prompt to restore from your backup Solution from Apple.com: http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1766
If you have no backup for your data on iPhone, iPhone data recovery software is your last shot! I used Tenorshare iTunes Data Recovery and it worked well. It's easy to use. Just a few clicks you can get all your data back. Here is a step by step guide for you: http://goo.gl/FpOvb
Currently Being ModeratedJul 23, 2013 12:15 AM (in response to j7nce)
An iTunes back up does save the SMS messages as long as they were on the phone when the back up was made. You can even check the article http://support.apple.com/kb/ht4946 which clearlhy states SMS are saved in a back up. I personally aswel always have my SMS saved in my back ups I've restored from.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 13, 2013 8:12 AM (in response to j7nce)
Hello, friend. You can choose to restore SMS form your iTunes Backup if you once backed up your iPhone data with your iTunes library. If yes, you can use a third party software to restore SMS from iTunes backup onto your new iPhone smoothly even without your old iPhone.
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Currently Being ModeratedSep 13, 2013 8:15 AM (in response to j7nce)
You could try this utility to backup your iPhone text messages to your computer. Once you have your iPhone text messages backed up, you would be able to restore iPhone SMS from backup.
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Currently Being ModeratedJan 28, 2014 8:08 AM (in response to j7nce)
if you had an iTunes backup taken, try this: http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1766
it's always reccomended to take backups. itunes takes automatic backups if you ever plug it into your Mac/PC. have a look. you may have a backup, without you knowing. if not, have a look at this blog tutorial for SMS recovery: http://goo.gl/Y4CLvE
it may work, i havent tried this method.