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  • jenndylynn Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I also want to retrieve lost sms messages and I read your instructions and followed them, however, it did not work. I am afraid they are lost forever and I am really hoping you can help me get them back, they mean a great deal to me.
  • hexonxonx Level 4 Level 4 (2,455 points)
    If restoring from a backup did not recover the old messages, they are gone for good.
  • bigasif Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hey,
    I recently deleted a very important conversation, and I remember syncing with itunes before deleting it, so I'm sure it's still saved on my computer. So I would definitely like to use this restore method to retreive those texts back onto my iPhone, although I have a question.

    I read that if you hold Shift+Click restore in the summary tab, you can install a previous firmware version, provided you have downloaded that firmware file from the apple website. I currently have 1.1.1 on my iPhone...yes, I know...I still haven't updated lol. And I also have the 1.1.1 fw file still saved on my computer, so would hoding shift+restore and choosing the 1.1.1 file to restore work as well to get my texts back?

    Also, when I simply click restore, I get a popup that says "Do you want to back up the settings for the iPhone "my iPhone" before restoring the software?" I'm assuming I would like "Don't Back Up" correct? And when would it give me the option to restore the settings? Or would that happen automatically when I do the restore?

    Thanks in advance for any help! I really appreciate it!
  • CristV Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
    there is another way to recover the sms if you synk your iPhone before you deleted the message:


    users/"youruser"/library/ApplicationSupport/MobileSync/Backup/74e1339ccff1d01bea e57cea2e053a911df675eb or something similar, this will give you the backup SMS, it's all in one and has many characters, but it's all there; then just open it up with "Text Edit" App.
  • bigasif Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Well I actually already have them all saved in Microsoft Word because of the MobileSyncBrowser software, but I want to get them back onto my phone, so I just want to know how I should go about restoring so that I can get them back on there. So yeah, if someone can take a look at my last post and get back to me, that would be great! Thanks again!
  • The Elusive Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi,

    I have the same problem. I deleted some important messages this morning and want to get them back.

    My last .mdbackup seems to have all of the messages in it. My question is how do you restore this .mdbackup file to the iPhone?

    When I click on the 'Restore' button in iTunes it asks me if I want to backup. As somebody else posted in the thread: Do we need to press the 'Backup' button or the 'Don't Backup' button whe restoring. I presume it is the don't backup button, but any help on this would be great.

    Thanks,
  • bigasif Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    From what I posted before...and also the user above me....there must be somebody that can help us out...

    "Hey,
    I recently deleted a very important conversation, and I remember syncing with itunes before deleting it, so I'm sure it's still saved on my computer. So I would definitely like to use this restore method to retreive those texts back onto my iPhone, although I have a question.

    I read that if you hold Shift+Click restore in the summary tab, you can install a previous firmware version, provided you have downloaded that firmware file from the apple website. I currently have 1.1.1 on my iPhone...yes, I know...I still haven't updated lol. And I also have the 1.1.1 fw file still saved on my computer, so would hoding shift+restore and choosing the 1.1.1 file to restore work as well to get my texts back?

    Also, when I simply click restore, I get a popup that says "Do you want to back up the settings for the iPhone "my iPhone" before restoring the software?" I'm assuming I would like "Don't Back Up" correct? And when would it give me the option to restore the settings? Or would that happen automatically when I do the restore?

    Thanks in advance for any help! I really appreciate it! "


    Anyone???
  • leecab Level 1 Level 1 (60 points)
    here in uk.
    o2 has Bluebook automatically stores all your mobile photos and messages and lets you back up your contacts easily, so everything's in a safe place online.


    Messages:

    Every message you send or receive, will be stored in your Bluebook automatically, so you’ll have your life in messages safe to look through whenever you like. You can backup older messages for free by texting them to 40202. And don’t worry, you can filter them so only the important ones are saved.

    Contacts:
    Backup your mobile contacts to your Bluebook account so you never lose a number again.

    Photos:
    Every picture message you send or receive will automatically be saved. You can upload photos stored in your mobile by texting them to 40202 for free. You can arrange them into albums and share them with friends.



    Not sure what you got in your area
  • bigasif Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Nothing like that here in Toronto (Canada). Still hoping someone can answer us on how to restore since that pop up comes up asking to backup or not backup. All I want is all the text messages that were on my phone when I synced up last. Thanks and for more details...check my above posts.

    Cheers!
  • bigasif Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Nobody? Really? Where'd Allan Sampson go who was explaining the restore method...and everyone else that knows so much more than us iphone noobs hehe. Still hoping for some help! Thanks...
  • Mac Medic (be@MacOSG.com) Level 6 Level 6 (17,290 points)
    You can also access SMS Messages on the iPhone's flash drive via PhoneView. As far as retrieving deleted messages, you might contact Jonathan Zdziarski. He might be able to help you out. He has forensic tools to get data off an iPhone.



    Dave M.
    MacOSG Founder/Ambassador  An Apple User Group 
    Creator of 'Mac611 - Mobile Mac Support' (designed exclusively for an iPhone/iPod touch)

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