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    Default Modifying SMS messages?? anyone done this successfully?

    Hi,

    Im trying a little experiment... I want to be able to go into my SMS backup log and modify strings of text in SMS, then restore that back to the iPhone with the changes in place.

    Seems its easy enough to change the strings of text in the backup file, however when the phone is then restored form a backup the text messages do not show up at all.

    I assume there is some degree of Checksum in operation here forbidding the modified files to be read. Anyone have any ideas how this may be worked around?

    Thanks!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Lumiera View Post
    Hi,

    Im trying a little experiment... I want to be able to go into my SMS backup log and modify strings of text in SMS, then restore that back to the iPhone with the changes in place.

    Seems its easy enough to change the strings of text in the backup file, however when the phone is then restored form a backup the text messages do not show up at all.

    I assume there is some degree of Checksum in operation here forbidding the modified files to be read. Anyone have any ideas how this may be worked around?!
    The SMS database is a sqlite3 database, there are a number of GUI based editors that can modify this format.

    Regarding the backups and checksums, read the following articles. In summary, yes there are some signatures/checksums. Files that don't match checksum are skipped in restore.

    iPhone Backups: Part 1 - Inside iPhone Blog
    iPhone Backups Part 2 - Inside iPhone
    iPhone Backups: Part 3 - Inside iPhone Blog
    iPhone Backups: Part 4 - Inside iPhone Blog
    iPhone Backups Part 5: Even more about Backups - Inside iPhone Blog
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    hey, thats most helpful... is there a good editor you can recommend for OS X?

    will this take care of the serialization and de-serialization of the files for upload?

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lumiera View Post
    hey, thats most helpful... is there a good editor you can recommend for OS X?

    will this take care of the serialization and de-serialization of the files for upload?

    Thanks!
    Menial Base is nice and very mac like

    I generally use the free and cross platform SQLite Database Browser | Get SQLite Database Browser at SourceForge.net

    I don't understand the serialization part of your question.
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    Hey,

    thanks again... however seems neither of those programs recognize the SMS database as a Sql file?


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    Default Re: Modifying SMS messages?? anyone done this successfully?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lumiera
    Hey,

    thanks again... however seems neither of those programs recognize the SMS database as a Sql file?
    I have opened the SMS.db file with the second program I mentioned.

    Normally I transfer a copy of this file directly from the phone using sftp or scp and then open it on my mac.
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    will my phone need to be jailbroken for that to work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lumiera View Post
    will my phone need to be jailbroken for that to work?
    Yes it will
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    great, thank you very much: best jailbreak for 3.1.2?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lumiera View Post
    great, thank you very much: best jailbreak for 3.1.2?
    Best overall jailbreak - pwnagetool!

    However for your purposes. Blackra1n is a better choice.
    The reasons I recommend blackra1n are:
    1. It sounds like you don't need hacktivation (which blackra1n is pretty crap at)
    2. You want to keep your existing SMS database, this is harder to do with pwnagetool jailbreak.


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