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Unread 06-13-2012, 04:18 PM   #1
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Hello !! I need some help to recover my deleted sms from mine iPhone 3GS
Very important data is lost !!!!
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Unread 06-13-2012, 04:23 PM   #2
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Did you do backup recently? if so you can restore and all your texts will be restored prior to the backup.

You can find the text database file using ifile and you may find your texts in a txt format but often its fragmented with chucks missing. Theres a thread on here showing you what to do, i read it ages ago.

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Unread 06-13-2012, 04:27 PM   #3
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No I don't have a recently back up... I know it's difficult with no back up... Any idea in which folder?? Iam using disk aid
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Unread 06-14-2012, 02:07 AM   #4
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There is a cydia tweak for that called undelete sms on the ******** repo but it's a bit hit and miss
I have used it on OS 4 but not tested on OS 5

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There is a cydia tweak for that called undelete sms on the ******** repo but it's a bit hit and miss
I have used it on OS 4 but not tested on OS 5
iam running on 4.3.3 any chance??
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Unread 06-14-2012, 03:50 AM   #6
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iam running on 4.3.3 any chance??
should be ok

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No I don't have a recently back up... I know it's difficult with no back up... Any idea in which folder?? Iam using disk aid
var/root/Library/SMS/
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var/moblie/library/sms/

look for this file called sms.db

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Unread 06-14-2012, 04:38 AM   #7
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var/root/Library/SMS/
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var/moblie/library/sms/

look for this file called sms.db
how will i read the sms.db file on excel office something like that ???
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how will i read the sms.db file on excel office something like that ???
think you can use excel office

there are also file viewers but not tested them it says view the file and export to csv then open in excel

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If you want get SMS message back after deleting them from iphone 4, you can use iPhone Data Recovery to directly scan and recover lost text message from your iPhone 3GS.

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Hello !! I need some help to recover my deleted sms from iPhone 3GS
Very important data is lost !!!!
Recover from the iPhone DataBase
If you have not been backup before deleted? No worries, the deleted files still can recover.
You should note something before you recover the files as below:
Some vital data likes Contacts, SMS, Notes, Call histories and more are stored in the dataBase. When you delete these files accidentally, those deleted feels are still stored in the dataBase. So you can recover those deleted files from iPhone database.

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it is really sorry to hear about that you have deleted you precious text messages by accident, it has happened to me recently, and i found a good solution, here i will introduce it to you , hope this kind of SMS Recovery software can help you indeed. with the help of the iPhone SMS Recovery software, which is a tool for iPhone users to retrieve the deleted messages, you can get them back in few steps. There are two popular and useful ways to make it. One way is that you can recover the messages from iPhone directly. The other way is that you can restore messages from iTunes backup, only if you have made the backup.
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Recover your deleted SMS messages

Do you have the backup of your iPhone? Even you don't have the backup, it's ok!
Surely, you can get your lost messages back, even they are eliminated totally, with the help of iPhone SMS Recovery, you can recover the deleted SMS instantly. It will scan your iPhone directly to restore your lost SMS messages.iPhone Data Recovery is specially designed for iOS devices users to recover deleted or lost data like photos, contacts, SMS, videos, audio, calendar, call history, etc. Just have a try!
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Unread 09-24-2013, 10:28 PM   #13
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Goto VAR/mobile/library/SMS

Rename these 2 files:

SMS.DB-SHM
&
SMS.DB-WAL

(just add a 1 on the end)

Then reboot.

It should reconstruct you SMS database, hopefully the deleted ones will come back.
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If you have already backed up your iPhone with iTunes, you can recover deleted text messages from iPhone by the following steps using iTunes:
Click the File menu and select Devices > Restore from Back up.
Or
Open the iOS device's Summary tab. There are two ways to access this:
Click the device button in the upper right corner. (If viewing the iTunes Store, click the Library button in the upper right corner. The device button will then be visible.)
From any view in iTunes, click the View menu and select Show Sidebar. Select your iOS device in iTunes under Devices.
Click the Restore Backup button.

If no backup, I think you can use some iPhone Data Recovery tool for help.

Hope this can help you!

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1.Go to Apple Genius bar and see if they can help

2.Restore from your last backup and you should get all of your messages back (assuming you didn't back it up again since those messages disappeared)

3.Ask help from a third party software to recover deleted text messages from iPhone

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It have become a common problem that iPhone users deleted their important messages by accident. If you have accidentally deleted SMS on your iPhone 3GS, take it easy. Lost iPhone messages is nothing serious actually. If you Google the solutions to recover deleted messages on iPhone. You will get numerous answers. I have run into the same problem and used Jihosoft Mobile Recovery for iOS. This tool helped me recover deleted iPhone messages. I found it here: How to recover deleted SMS messages on iPhone.
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This worked for me so I really hope this works for you to recover deleted text messages on iPhone 3GS! Just follow the steps below:

1. Go to <settings><general><spotlight search><uncheck messages>
2. Then turn your phone off and wait a minute! Turn your phone back on and off again 2 or 3 more times while waiting a minute in between turning it off!
3. After you are done doing that go back to step 1 and <check messages>!
4. Now go to your spotlight search and those messages should be deleted! If they are deleted I would recommend going back to step 1 and <uncheck messages> so you do not have the

same problem with messages showing up again in the spotlight search!
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Use an application such as iPhone Backup Extractor to extract the images out of the backup file
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