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    Default Restore SMS/Contacts/Etc
    Actually I downgraded my iPhone to 3.1.3 but my backup is from 4.0.1 and iTunes dosn't want to restore my backup. There is any workaround?

    Thanks in advance

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    Yet another reason I'm still on 3.1.2 . Upgrading is a one-way street.

    Sorry ... but there is software to extract the files
    (like AddressBook/Calendar/SMS) from the iTunes database. Try iPhoneBackupExtractor. Google it. Overwrite the existing database files in /private/var/mobile/Library. It 'might' work.

    Usually these are recreated from a prior sync (with your Mac, Outlook, or Google). The rest of the stuff, stocks/weather/map/Web Clip icons, etc are usually easier to just recreate.

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    I can extract everything but after that how I put all thoses files on the phone ?

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    It takes a bit of work an investigation to get it right. I use WinSCP to copy from WindowsXP to the iPhone (usualy /private/var/mobile/Library). Check out the directories. They are adequately named: ie: AdddressBook is Contacts, SMS = SMS. Inside those directories are the databases also adequately named.

    Make sure the ownership and permissions are the same as the one you are replacing else it won't work sure!!

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    I fixed my problems. Synced my contacts with windows contacts . I dont care about SMS . Just junk pilling with the time Thanks for the software of course . Helped for the pictures

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