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I have an iPhone 5 running iOS6 (not sure which exact point version). My top screen button is semi-broken. Last night, I somehow erased all of my text messages from my spouse while my phone was in my pocket. All my text messages from other sources are there. I did a quick Google, no problem, just restore from your most recent backup. My backups are iCloud so I don't have a PC backup, just iCloud.

I go to do a restore and the phone just sits on the black screen with the spinning white wheel. Not sure if this is because it's jailbroken or what. Of course since my top button is broken I had to wait for the battery to die to get off that screen. The phone boots up and the erase/reset clearly did not occur.

I could go to do a restore in iTunes, but then I'd lose my Jailbreak, wouldn't I? I want my text messages back and I want to keep my jailbreak. What's my best option? Are the messages still stored on the phone and just need to be undeleted somehow? I'd rather get the text messages back than keep the jailbreak, but I'd rather do both if possible.

asked 19 Jun '13, 12:36

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closed 12 Mar '14, 00:10

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The question has been closed for being "Solved" by spockers, 12 Mar '14, 00:10

Wait for SemiRestore. It'll wipe your phone without removing your jailbreak, which is exactly what you want.


answered 19 Jun '13, 12:51

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Ah, yes, this is basically what I'm looking for but I'm not sure I'll be able to go a week or 10 days without my phone to wait for this to release.

(19 Jun '13, 13:43) bonjovi bonjovi's gravatar image

if you cant wait for it you can always plug it into itunes and restore but you will be put on 6.1.4 with no jailbreak

(19 Jun '13, 15:07) theiphoneguy ♦ theiphoneguy's gravatar image

Or you could always use iLEX Rat which does the same thing as Semi Restore. I used it a few weeks ago and it worked a treat.


answered 26 Jun '13, 06:35

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iLEX RAT is full of bugs.

Semi-Restore has also been released.

(26 Jun '13, 10:04) frvkrvmlrkb frvkrvmlrkb's gravatar image

answered 11 Mar '14, 23:27

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edited 12 Mar '14, 00:08

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Can somebody ban this guy please? He's going through and blasting old questions with links to a paid service. Thanks!

(11 Mar '14, 23:46) thatguyBryan thatguyBryan's gravatar image

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