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I have a source 3GS running ios 6.1 and a destination iPhone4 on ios 6.1.2

the 3GS has thousands of photos and videos in dozens of albums

is there an easy way to copy the albums+photos+videos from the 3GS to the 4? I don't care at all about any existing photo data on the 4.

i tried to rsync /var/mobile/media/DCIM and /var/mobile/media/PhotoData. after the rsync + after I took a picture with the Camera app, i saw all the 3gs pictures in the "Camera Roll" album, all low-res. I also saw all the other albums there, but all empty.

any other ideas ?

asked 15 Apr '13, 02:05

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closed 05 May '14, 05:47

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theiphoneguy ♦

Surelly, this cone be achieved with iFunbox?

(28 Jan '14, 17:30) vilopjdwebreg vilopjdwebreg's gravatar image

The question has been closed for being "Other" by theiphoneguy, 05 May '14, 05:47

Plug the 3gs into itunes. click backup. unplug the 3gs. plug in the 4. restore the backup


answered 15 Apr '13, 03:39

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theiphoneguy ♦

the iphone4 has unique data in other areas which i am not willing to sync. such as contacts, music and other settings. all i want copied are the photos/videos.

(15 Apr '13, 03:41) jkister jkister's gravatar image

so erase the contacts. music doesnt get backed up, its sync'd via itunes

(15 Apr '13, 03:58) theiphoneguy ♦ theiphoneguy's gravatar image

On an iOS device, even if not JB, the picture folders is the only area Apple lets you access freely from a computer.

Therefore, you should be able to transfer (or simply copy) the pics from one to another.

  1. On your computer, create a folder for the pics (3GS for instance);
  2. Plug the 3GS, dismiss iTunes and with a file explorer, dig into your 3GS to the Digital Camera Image Manager (DCIM) folder;
  3. Copy the whole thing into the folder you just created on your computer;
  4. Unplug the 3GS, plug in the 4, dismiss iTunes, and copy either the pics or the folders from the computer to the 4;
  5. If it doesn't work, you can select in iTunes for the iPhone 4 a folder to sync pictures, which would be the folder named 3GS you just created.

Hope this helps,



answered 15 Apr '13, 07:22

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AirBlue Sharing is the tweak your looking for the cost is 4.99


answered 28 Jan '14, 03:45

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A really great app on iTunes is Photo Transfer App. It's $2.99 but it transfers whatever you select to your a temporary Internet page and then you can just put them on the phone or your PC. I love it.


answered 28 Jan '14, 06:02

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Go to the App Store download " Transfer" it's a awesome app. Works perfect. This will let you transfer your pictures and videos. It has a 4.5 out of 5 star rating. This app doesn't take away any picture or video quality either. It's a must have.


answered 28 Jan '14, 18:49

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edited 28 Jan '14, 18:51

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