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    Default [2.1]corrupt backup after PWnage 2.1 and custom Restore

    Hi All,
    First a BIG ThanX to the DEV team for their incredible work!
    I have been running PWnage custom firmwares for a long time now and today, after applying the 2.1 (from 2.01) and custom restoring I chose as always restore from my backup.
    It started and then the error that my backup is corrupt came up!
    I have restored from an earlier date (from 3 weeks ago) but have lost some notes and sms's which were pretty important.
    Is there a way to find out what happened and to restore just sms's and notes in some way?
    Thanx
    jm.~



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    Better solution: Erica Sadun's mdhelper

    I was trying to help out Kayser Sose and found a solution that is really working. The Python script throws errors. Erica Sadun again has the tool, it's called mdhelper.

    What you need is one of the folders with tons of numbers as the name, it's inside
    ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup/
    Place mdhelper in it and run e.g. ./mdhelper -C .jpg
    The tool will then extract all Jpegs and place it on the Desktop in a folder called "Recovered iPhone Files".
    You cant run the tool just on the .mdbackup files cause they are semi-encrypted. The information how to extract and de-crypt is sitting inside the file Manifest.plist thats in the folder aswell. For navigating the presence of Info.plist is necessary aswell.

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    [Edited June 30] It is even easier: Just download, unpack and place mdhelper on the desktop. Start application Terminal and change directory with
    cd Desktop/
    then let mdhelper do its job with
    ./mdhelper -C .jpg
    The programm looks inside ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup/ for the backup folders and extracts the files [End Edit June 30]
    Wow, again this is a great tool from Erica! I just ran that on my backups, extracted all pics in about a minute.

    Forgot the download address:
    http://ericasadun.com/ftp/Macintosh/...-universal.zip

    One more: If you use ./mdhelper -C .sqlitedb you will get back all your Addressbook and Calendar data, .plist for bookmarks and map bookmarks, .db for sms and notes... ;-)

    Hope that helps,
    volkspost

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    I had the same problem as you and I restored to an earlier backup like you did, and then restore back to the latest and it worked

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    Is there a similar tool for Windows?

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    Quote Originally Posted by miracle View Post
    Is there a similar tool for Windows?
    I am afraid there is no such tool for Windows. The only thing you could do if you have a friend with a Mac. Just copy the backup folder on a USB stick, copy it on your friends Mac in the directory and run mdhelper.
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