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Restore SMS history from one phone to another
Authored by: ngau on Jul 22, '09 10:25:40PM
This didn't work at all for me... One forum stated that these files are encrypted for each individual backup so you cannot just replace them.

- see: http://www.hackint0sh.org/forum/f203/75602.htm

After a day of trying different things I finally figured out how to get a fresh iPhone with ONLY sms restored. To do this:
1. Copy the two files as described (3d0d7e5f...) from the 'source' backup to a temporary directory. In addition also copy the three files:
a) Info.plist
b) Manifest.plist
c) Status.plist

2. Do a 'restore' and opt to setup a new phone rather than backup.
3. Navigate to the source directory (~/Library/Application.../MobileSync/Backup/) and delete everything in this directory (Maybe make a backup if you want to be safe).
4. Copy the 5 files in the temporary directory into the 'empty' source directory.
5. Return to iTunes, right click on the iPhone and perform a 'restore from backup'.

Voila. Fresh phone with only the SMS backed up.


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Restore SMS history from one phone to another
Authored by: rhazz on Oct 01, '10 11:33:21AM

Edit: thought solution had worked but didn't. :(

Edited on Oct 01, '10 12:14:36PM by rhazz



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