Originally Posted by Mudaphukah
Try googling "Jonathan Zdziarski forensic tool". If you find one (they are out there), then you can create a disk image of your iphone, and then use a recovery software to try and extract your SMS.db file that was apparently overwritten with a blank file. Good luck.
Here is a link to Jonathan Zdziarski's blog
Thanks! I was hoping it wouldn't resort to this. I've done it before, but I didn't recover what I wanted. It was an important picture, but I guess it got overwritten. I found another iPhone forensic article that may help me gather what I need.
Hopefully I haven't overwritten it, since this happened around last week.
Originally Posted by smitastical
here’s a link to retrieve your deleted messages. Recover deleted text message iPhone | Apple iPhone News
Just walk thru the steps. There’s one problem, if you sychned after you deleted the messages it cant retrieve them. Make sure your phone is set-up NOT to synch when you plug it in!
Thanks for your help as well. I did do a sync three days BEFORE it happened, and I was able to retrieve the sms.db from that backup. Unfortunately, I think I'm going to have to go with the most tedious route in order to recover these things.
Thanks guys, I really do appreciate it. I've posted in two other iPhone related forums, and you guys are the only ones that responded - and QUICKLY for that matter.
If anyone has anymore suggestions, let me know.