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Thread: can't use saved sms.db because of upgrading to 3.1.2

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    Default can't use saved sms.db because of upgrading to 3.1.2
    Hi there,
    first of all I'm sorry for my not-so-good english, but I have a problem, maybe somebody has a solution... On 3GS 3.0.1 FW I made a copy of sms.db file to my computer, upgraded to 3.1.2, but I can't use my sms.db anymore. I can open it, read messages, bet but I can't receive them or send them (messages.app crash or just stays at "sending..." forever). I tried changing permissions, restore from itunes, nothing helps. I think it has to do something with Apple patching sms security hole in iphone FW, because of that old sms.db doesn't work...
    Any ideas?

  2. #2
    cmon, nobody, really?

  3. #3
    Using putty go to /private/var/mobile/Library directory:

    cd /private/var/mobile/Library

    and run:

    chown mobile -R SMS

    Now open tap Messages and close the program. Do respring and should work.

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    lilskaterpunk (10-19-2009)

  5. #4
    Quote Originally Posted by santricity View Post
    Using putty go to /private/var/mobile/Library directory:

    cd /private/var/mobile/Library

    and run:

    chown mobile -R SMS

    Now open tap Messages and close the program. Do respring and should work.
    or

    in putty

    chown mobile -R /var/mobile/

    then

    killall SpringBoard

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    lilskaterpunk (10-19-2009)

  7. #5
    iPhone:~ root# cd /private/var/mobile/Library
    iPhone:/private/var/mobile/Library root# chown -R SMS
    chown: missing operand after `SMS'
    something ir wrong... And btw, what is this command doing? Setting permissions (which I have already done) ?

  8. #6
    iPhone:/private/var/mobile/Library root# chown -R SMS
    You forgot 'mobile', it should be like that:

    chown mobile -R SMS

    Chown is used to change the owner of a 'SMS' directory. If you copied SMS folder from PC to iPhone using WinSCP, you probably did it as a root. The owner of SMS and other stuff in private/var/mobile/* must be 'mobile' user.

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    Sick111 (10-13-2009)

  10. #7
    Thanks guys, that worked!

  11. #8
    You guys are the best! haha I was trying to figure this problem out for days!
    I restored my files and noticed everytime sending an MMS it just stayed at sending or the picture disappeared... Then I noticed I had root under owner when it should have been mobile like the rest.
    I SSH with Putty and did...
    Quote Originally Posted by abc12345 View Post
    or

    in putty

    chown mobile -R /var/mobile/

    then

    killall SpringBoard
    Now all the files say mobile for owner, MMS/SMS are sending and working good.

    Thanks


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