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iPhone 5s ios8.4: I ran into some problems with my music app and ended up just completely restoring my iPhone currently I have nothing installed besides cydia and Apple File Conduit "2", no extra apps or tweaks. All I want is to have my pictures, messages, and notes transferred onto my phone the music, contacts and other app data I am not worried about. I have iFunbox so I can view the raw file system on my computer and I have a previous backup in itunes. Not sure what folders contain what information and not sure how to obtain folders from an old backup. Please help thanks

asked 09 Aug '15, 14:02

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Something like iBackupBot (google it) should do the trick.

(09 Aug '15, 14:04) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

Or you can restore the backup, pull db files, restore firmware, set up as new, jailbreak and drop back in files. Make sure file permissions are correct.

(09 Aug '15, 20:09) justinred ♦ justinred's gravatar image

What are db files? and where would they be located for pictures, messages, and notes? thanks!

(09 Aug '15, 21:38) sportyboy66 sportyboy66's gravatar image


(10 Aug '15, 21:33) justinred ♦ justinred's gravatar image

And if i replace just those files youre certain that everything will still work flawlessly?

(11 Aug '15, 01:15) sportyboy66 sportyboy66's gravatar image


(11 Aug '15, 10:46) justinred ♦ justinred's gravatar image

Then what do I have to do?????? Can you tell me exactly what files i need to replace?

(11 Aug '15, 13:58) sportyboy66 sportyboy66's gravatar image

I did the photos and notes by myself I got those two to work perfectly but I cannot seem to find which folders or files all the messages data is stored in? I want both imessage an sms texts and all the attachments please help thank you!

(11 Aug '15, 14:13) sportyboy66 sportyboy66's gravatar image

Update: I tried replacing the file sms.db located within Var>Mobile>Library>SMS but it didn't do anything so then I replaced the entire sms folder because it contains a few more files and i thought maybe the sms.db alone isnt everything. But still nothing changed. Please help

(11 Aug '15, 14:40) sportyboy66 sportyboy66's gravatar image

See here for documentation. shm and wal files may need to be deleted and device rebooted for those to rebuild.

(11 Aug '15, 20:29) justinred ♦ justinred's gravatar image

Well I am not really too knowledgeable with these files so do you think i should do it or no?

(11 Aug '15, 21:08) sportyboy66 sportyboy66's gravatar image

So I know it's not the BEST solution, and I don't know if it's allowed, but is what I use to do anything backup related. If someone else has a better idea, I'd recommend going with it instead, but this will work too.


answered 09 Aug '15, 14:06

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Thank you! Can I ask why you feel like this isn't the best solution?

(09 Aug '15, 15:05) sportyboy66 sportyboy66's gravatar image

I feel as though the fact that it is a paid solution turns people off of the idea slightly. However, paying for it is well worth it.

(09 Aug '15, 19:37) ColeSchaefer ColeSchaefer's gravatar image
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