How to backup iphone SMS and Contacts before restore

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  1. crazlunatic

    crazlunatic New Member

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    Hi. My iPhone apps are exiting by themselves and freezing, so I want to do a restore. But, I want to keep my SMS and Contacts. I'm using firmware 3.1.3?

    How can I do this? I already spent 1-2 hours looking for a method and looks like I need SSH, which means I need to JB. I also spent another hour looking how to JB 3.1.3 but haven't found much. Tried to use blackra1n but when I press make it ra1n, the app just crashes.

    I tried redsn0w but it doesn't work. Can someone please help me out here?! Much appreciated!!!
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    You'll keep your contacts when you backup in iTunes, just do one sync and then restore. After restoring set it up from the backup. Everything should be back to the way it was before.
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    crazlunatic New Member

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    Do I need to have Outlook? Also, why should I restore from backup? Won't it contain the errors I had or does the backup only contain settings and important data?
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    No, it only holds data for like app saves and such.
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    crazlunatic New Member

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    what about sms and contacts?
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    I meant SMS lol. Thanks xD
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    Haha repitition.
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    the best way to prevent data loss situations is to create updated backup of data. You can use iphone SMS recovery software to easily recover lost SMS and contacts.

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