My iPhone 3gs recently broke (white screen of death) and I was wondering if there was a software i could use to retrieve the messages. I never made a backup of it, so i cant use iTunes.
Fonelab is an iPhone Data Recovery software. It can retrieve iPhone SMS messages, MMS, Contacts and other 17 types of data including Message Attachments, call history, calendar, notes, reminder, safari bookmark, WhatsApp, App Document, photos, voicemails, etc. Even if you do not have any backup on your computer or iTunes or iCloud, you can recover the deleted or lost messages and other data you need. In this case, the iPhone 3GS becomes white screen of death. If you connect it with your computer, iPhone Message recovery program will recognize and retrieve your data.
Just follow the steps to retrieve sms from iPhone 3GS with white screen of death or other ios crash, etc.
Step 1: Just Download Fonlab 8 and install to your computer. It supports Mac OS X and Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP, etc. Choose the right version for your computer.
Step 2. As there is no iTunes backup or iCloud backup, you need to choose “Recover from iOS devices”. In this recovery mode, iPhone users can retrieve messages directly from iPhone hard drive.
Step 3: For iPhone 3GS, please follow the instructions in the program to download a plug-in and enter the scanning mode following steps on the interface.
Step 4: If your iPhone 3GS running iOS 7, you need to click Trust on your device in order to scan your data.
Step 5: After scanning, all the recoverable files in your device will show up. Find the messages you want to recover by checking Messages or Messages Attchment in the left side bar. To make sure you have selected the right file, double click the thumbnail to enlarge it.