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    Default sms.db - copy to new device?
    Hey, I bought an iPhone 4 recently and I'm wondering if I can copy my messages from my 3G onto it. I've looked around but haven't really found any answer if it works. Can I just copy the SMS folder over to the iPhone 4 using SSH (overwrite the old folder) and will I have all my old messages after a respring? The 3G is on 3.1.3 and the iPhone 4 is 4.1, does the newer firmware change anything in the SMS folder? Thanks!

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    Well since iOS 4.1 on an iPhone 4 isn't yet jailbreakable, it's not possible. (yet). But once it is, I'm not sure.

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    I know it's not possible yet due to no jailbreak, but I was asking is it possible once I can SSH into the iPhone 4? Was just wondering if the files would be different or not since it's newer firmware/retina etc.
    Last edited by Funked; 2010-09-24 at 02:46 PM.

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    Well I believe apple actually fixed this since 3.1.3 and iTunes 10, when you create a backup it also backs up text messages!
    So when you get the new phone just tell it to restore to that backup and it should go smooth!

    Please thank me if this helped

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    To answer your question, yes you can copy the SMS.db over to your new phone.

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