iPhone DIY – How to Backup Your iPhone SMS and Contacts via SSH!

Here’s how to back up your iPhone SMS and contacts via SSH.  Of course, you will have to know how to SSH first.

How to save Contacts Database:

* SSH into the iPhone and go to /private/var/mobile/Library/AddressBook
* you will find 2 files there. save them on your computer.

How to save Messages Database:

* SSH to your phone and go to /private/var/mobile/Library/SMS
* Save sms.db on your computer

via funspacemonkey


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One Response to iPhone DIY – How to Backup Your iPhone SMS and Contacts via SSH!

  1. LinlingLinling says:

    Tansee iPhone Transfer Contact is a the first software in the world that can backup contacts and contact photos in iPhone memory to computer. It can help you backup your iPhone contacts along with contact photos to computer as a file (either txt or antc). For the antc file, you protect the file with a password to keep your privacy. Before the transfer, you are free to select all contacts or a single contact.

    Tansee iPhone Transfer SMS is useful SMS backup software that iPhone fans must own one.It is a one-click solution when your iPhone text box is full and keeps rejecting receiving any texts.
    It can help you transfer your texts to computer in Txt file format or ANTS file format, so that you can view and manage SMS in your computer freely.For the texts stored in ANTS file, you can even protect it with a password to keep your privacy.
    It supports transfering SMS of a single contact or all the contacts.

    Two of them supports iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS.



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