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    Default Restore Camera Roll from backup on 3.0
    During the upgrade from iPhoneOS 2.2 to 3.0 a lot of things went wrong, and I ended up wiping the iPhone, reinstalling iTunes and in that process deleting all the backups.

    Luckily I had a 'file' backup of all my data.

    To restore the "camera roll" images on your new iPhoneOS 3.0 you can follow these steps:

    SSH into your iphone and upload all the JPG files in /private/var/mobile/Media/DCIM/100APPLE.
    Then upload all the THM files in /private/var/mobile/Media/DCIM/100APPLE/.MISC

    Set the owner of all those files to "mobile".

    Fastest way is via an command line SSH client la Putty.

    Browse to /private/var/mobile/Media/DCIM/100APPLE

    and use the following command:
    chown -R mobile: *
    On iPhoneOS 2.x the JPG files and THM files were in the same directory.

    iPhoneOS features BTH files in the .misc directory too, my guess is that these are cache files of photos in the iPhone's screen resolution.

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    Brigette (2009-08-07)

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    Hey, thanks for your post!

    I know a little about ssh'ing but apparently not enought to totally understand what to do here. However, I do want to learn!

    When you say upload all the JPG's in 100apple, do you mean copy then to my desktop, then to .misc? How do I change the owner to "mobile"? WHen I go into properties, both owner and group are greyed out.

    I'm sure your directions are very clear and I'm just not "getting" it.

    I also downloaded Putty and was able to get "in" my phone, but got hung up at Brigette'siphone:~ root#
    I haven't a clue what comes after "root". I typed the command like you posted but I get command not found.

    Thanks in advance.
    Last edited by Brigette; 2009-08-07 at 05:05 PM.

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    its pretty uploading/copying the files (jpeg & thm) from two different locations given (I use WinSCP to access iPhone)
    then to set ownership go to the given location [/private/var/mobile/Media/DCIM/100APPLE] and open up "Terminal" (small icon at top that looks like "cmd" in WinSCP) and type in the following command exactly: chown -R mobile: *

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    I did what you posted. Then do I click execute, then close. Respring? They're still not there.
    Last edited by Brigette; 2009-08-07 at 10:32 PM.

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