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Ok this is a bit tricky: i went to ...MobileSyncBackup of old phone and copied the sms backup file named: "3d0d7e5fb2ce288813306e4d4636395e047a3d28" (there was no mddata or mdbackup extensions) I then tried to copy & replace the: 3d0d7e5fb2ce288813306e4d4636395e047a3d28 in the iphone 4S back up Then i restored from back up making sure to choose the right 4S backup file, but iTunes showed an error saying data was corrupted and the old messages did not come onto the new phone. Does iTunes hash the backup data, can it tell that the same sms file is from another phone? Is there a way around it if I copy and paste the following files:Info.plistManifest.plistStatus.plist as mentioned in some other forums? is that dangerous since I want to keep all my NEW 4S data intact when i restore from backup.Apparantly this worked according to this: http://forums.macrumors.com/archive/index.php/%25252520download%25252520piarco%2 5252520/t-1264976.htmlbut a full wipe of all data is required.Is there a way around this?Both phones 4 and 4s are NOT jailbroken and I am not interested in saving sms to computer via 3rd party software. I want old messages in new phone. I dont care for the messages already on the new iphone 4sThanx
I have a new iphone, but during initial setup I did not restore from a backup but chose to do a clean setup. Now I want to move my SMS text messages stored in the old iphone to my new iphone. I identified the file where the messages are stored (3d0d7e5fb2ce288813306e4d4636395e047a3d28 .mddata) but replacing it in a backup of the new iphone and then restoring doesnt help (restore error).How can I manage to have my old messages on my new iphone? Any help to the above or a software tool somewhere?? (there are many to backup but here it is to also transfer!) MBP Core2Duo 2.8 Mac OS X (10.6.3) 4GB RAM
I have been spending hours, and hours, trying to figure out what happened to this phone. I upgraded to os4, and when I did, I lost everything (contacts, texts, pics, apps, etc.), eventhough I backed up everything on a weekly basis. Not sure where Apple dropped the ball on this major issue. I have been looking for hours to find a fix. I came across a post that was helpful in finding a way to solve some of my problems, including FINDING MY LOST CONTACTS! I have to manually enter them into my phone again, but at least I have them! Like, me I am sure many of you dont memorize phone numbers anymore. I have just added to a post I found by Somebody2 on another forum (http://discussions.apple.com/message.jspa?messageID=11831613), as a starter, and added to it, to give more specific directions. I am extremely thankful; to have found this! I am still looking to find a way to get back my lost pictures, but that may be a lost cause. Hopefully this can help some of you out there, like it did me(....sigh of relief). Anyway, here is a way to find those lost contacts and texts:Here are the main steps, assuming that you did backup your iphone using iTunes recently:1. Use the following tutorial to install FireFox with SQLite Manager add-in and point it to your backup folder:http://www.skyontech.com/blog/iphone-app-data-access (**when following these directions, make a copy of the backup folder, and paste it on your desktop to make the overall process a little easier)**2. Once you have opened SQLite, Click on the options (hammer/screwdriver icon) at the top. Change the Default file extension for SQLite files to mddata then click OK. Next, Click on the word Directory at the top, just under the menu bar. Then select choose Select default directory. Choose the most recent folder inside the backup folder you copied to the desktop, then click OK. **3. Now the more time consuming part (took me at least 30 minutes). Beside the word Directory you can now choose files from a drop down menu. The easiest way I found to do this is to click on the 1st one, then click go. You can continue down the list using the arrow key, and click go each time you go to a new file... As you do this, you will see the left side change. Sometime it has nothing (No directory found), and other times there is a list of menus (master table, tables, views, indexes, triggers). I found mine in the 38...range out of the hundreds of files.**4. Continue to go through the files until you see ABGroup under the tables menu as an options (it does not show up under the master table menu, just under tables).5. Once you have found ABGroup, Click on the Execute SQL tab in the SQLite Manager and copy/paste the following:====================SELECT First, Last, Organization, Note, value as Phone FROM ABPerson, ABMultiValue WHERE ABMultiValue.property=3 AND ROWID=record_id ORDER BY First====================Then click Run SQL button.You should now see the list of all contacts backed up from your iphone. You can also highlight all rows with the mouse and the SHIFT key, then right-click and select Copy Rows as CSV for Excel, then paste them to Excel so that you can print your contacts spreadsheet.NOTE: You can do the same thing for finding text messages. The only difference, is that you want to look for the word message under the tables menu instead of abgroup.I have never posted here, but this was a HUGE help to me, so I thought I would try to share a more detailed way to get these back. I know its not easy, but IT WORKS!! I am so relieved, and thanks a lot Somebody2!!!! If anyone knows how to recover lost pictures, even if it is a process like this, please, please, please post it. PC Windows XP iphone 3G
I need your help to restore all my recorded data in the free iphone app Quick Voice.I deleted it along with the app when I synchronized it with iTunes.(I realized later that if you synchronize with more than one iTunes, the app is deleted.)Although I later re-installed the app, all the previous data was all gone.The recorded data was deleted on August 7th 2009.I heard that back-up files still remain in the PC at the time of synchronizing,and tried to recover them, but couldnt because I had defragged the C-drive.Now Im thinking of asking professional company DriveSavers.http://www.drivesaversdatarecovery.com/devices-supported/apple-iphone-data-recovery/(No companies provide the service of restoring iphone data in Japan)Is there anyone who knows anything about restoring iphone data?Please give me advice about the possibility of restoring.Message was edited by: mddata iphone OS 3.1
The iphone backup process backs up all the iphone files onto the computers hard disk. The files that are copied have a .mdinfo file which contains filename information, and the actual file .mddata. The files are placed onto directories timestamped in ../MobileSync/Backup/Thus two files get created for every iphone file.Because some apps create countless files (cache memory files etc etc) on the iphone, these also need to be copied. I left my iphone to backup overnight and it hadnt finished by the morning. By that time, more than 26,000 files were created as I have 7 iphone pages of apps.I ticked off sync apps that I dont care about (these are apps that do not have personalized settings) and the next backup took a few minutes. After the backup, I re-ticked and synced all my apps.This is not an elegant solution but it worked. I hope that Apple will offer app by app backup selection in a future version of iTunes to avoid this problem. Macbook Pro Mac OS X (10.5.8)
Thanks for the info, in particular the directory path for the *.mddata files in step 2b. With a bit more looking around I realized that these are standard SQLite data files, and could open some of them using the SQLite Manager Firefox plugin - see http://www.skyontech.com/blog/iphone-app-data-access for the steps I took, including the Win XP and Mac paths as well.
After 2 days search, follow the following steps:1- Open your iTunes on your PC and connect your iphone using the USB cable.2- Backup your iphone 2a- Right click on your device and select Back Up 2b- check the backup folder on your PC. It should be on C:UsersUser NameAppDataRoamingApple ComputerMobileSyncBackup and it will be long folder name like (2a2c214a642058f88e5744b589299fb8ff1366d1)!3- copy this folder to another location4- go to Setting --> General --> Erase all Content and Setting5- go to iTunes and click on restore and wait for a complete typical restore (factory)...NOW you have factory iphone BUT be carefull --> you need to select new iphone...6- do another Backup exactly like step 2 (TWO)7- do another folder copy exactly like step 3 (THREE) - new folder8- copy the following 5 files from the old backup folder (before the restore) to the location of the standard backup folder (C:UsersUser NameAppDataRoamingApple ComputerMobileSyncBackup): a-(.mddata) for example: 3d0d7e5fb2ce288813306e4d4636395e047a3d28.mddata b-(.mdinfo) for example: 3d0d7e5fb2ce288813306e4d4636395e047a3d28.mdinfo c-Info.plist d-Manifest.plist e-Status.plist9- Restore from backup by right click on your device and select restore from backup...the restore cycle will be complete and...***DONE***Faisal Aljundi Apple iphone OS 3.0
I am having problem with the iTunes (8.1) on my Mac Pro. Every time an iphone (original or 3G) is connected, i will see this message:iTunes was unable to load dataclass information fromSync Services. Reconnect or try again later.On Console, i see these messages:3/19/09 10:58:02 PM 0x0-0x11011.com.apple.systemuiserver233 DigiHub:sendChargingCommandToDevice RequestExtraPower(kUSBPowerDuringWake) returned 0 3/19/09 10:58:02 PM 0x0-0x11011.com.apple.systemuiserver233 DigiHub:sendChargingCommandToDevice sending command with sleep: 0, wake 0 3/19/09 10:58:02 PM 0x0-0x11011.com.apple.systemuiserver233 DigiHub:sendChargingCommandToDevice sending command with sleep: 0, wake 0 3/19/09 10:58:05 PM 0x0-0x17a17a.com.apple.iTunes4049 Parent: Cant write length for data 3/19/09 10:58:05 PM 0x0-0x17a17a.com.apple.iTunes4049 Parent: write to child failed, trying to create child again... 3/19/09 10:58:05 PM 0x0-0x17a17a.com.apple.iTunes4049 Exec of child with pid 4100 failed with error 255 3/19/09 10:58:05 PM 0x0-0x17a17a.com.apple.iTunes4049 Exec for child /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/MobileDevice.framework/Versions/Current/AppleMobileDeviceHelper.app/Contents/MacOS/AppleMobileDeviceHelper failed or inexplicably returned 3/19/09 10:58:05 PM 0x0-0x17a17a.com.apple.iTunes4049 Parent: Cant write length for data 3/19/09 10:58:05 PM 0x0-0x17a17a.com.apple.iTunes4049 Parent: Cant talk to child When i click OK to get by the message, i am able to see my iphone and it appears that i can synchronize with it. However, one thing that i have noticed is that the backup is failing. In the ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup folder, there are several folders that are named using the UDID of my iphone. If i delete all the folders, and i force iTunes to perform a backup, it should recreate a folder using my iphones UDID as its name and it should populate the folder with backup information from my iphone, with files ending with .mdbackup, .mddata and .mdinfo. However, when i force a backup in iTunes, only the folder and a file called Info.plist is created. I do not see a Manifest.plist, Status.plist or any of the .mdbackup, .mddata,. mdinfo files. The Console log generates similar error messages as shown above when i tried to backup my iphone.These are what i have tried unsuccessfully so far:Uninstall iTunes, clean up all iTunes related preferences file, /System/Library/Extensions/AppleMobileDevice.kext and /Library/Receipts/AppleMobileDeviceSupport.pkg.Restart Mac ProReinstall iTunes (8.1)Anyone else experienced this problem ? Mac Pro (early 2008), 2 Quad-core 2.8 GHz Mac OS X (10.5.6) 6 GB RAM, ACD 23"