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How to recover deleted sms from iPhone 4 with sms.db?

by yukinashi / May 27, 2011 11:36 AM PDT

I accidentally deleted a contact's sms before sync it with iTunes
The deleted contact's sms contains about 50 sms
I used iFunBox to extract sms.db from my iPhone 4
I opened sms.db using Windows Notepad
I saw all the sms that is still on my iPhone 4 appearing on sms.db with Windows Notepad
I also saw the oldest 4 of the 50 sms from the deleted contact on sms.db with Windows Notepad together with some unreadable characters
The 50 sms are deleted at the same time because I click on delete contact
I did not sync my iPhone 4 after I deleted the sms
I'm using a jailbreaked iPhone 4 with firmware version 4.0.1
What programs or methods can I use to recover the rest of my 46 deleted sms from the contact?
I don't need to recover the sms back to my iPhone 4, I just need to view the contents of the sms on my computer

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irecovery stick
by nerdovision / August 28, 2011 11:10 PM PDT

The iRecovery Stick from smoxe.com is the first data
recovery device for the Apple iPhone. With the iRecovery stick, you can
recover text messages, phone call history, internet history, contacts,
pictures and graphics, calendar entries, map history, and much more.
Update - Now Compatible with the Verizon iPhone
Hope this helps.

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How to recover deleted sms from iPhone
by justincousin / January 24, 2012 8:11 AM PST

The decipher text message program has a free trial that lets you see if the deleted iPhone sms messages you are looking for can be recovered. Maybe give this a shot. Good luck! Blushhttp://www.deciphertools.com

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