hoe do you retrieve deleted text messages form a IPhone

How do I retrieve deleted text messages from the original IPHone
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Frosty555Commented:
If you backed up your iphone at some point in the past, you can restore that. Otherwise, it's gone.

Text messages are stored in a database on the phone. Once they're deleted, the database will quickly reshuffle and the data - even if it was still there after you deleted it - will be overwritten and permanently destroyed.

See this related EE question:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Apple/Hardware/iPhone/Q_23243563.html
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NelsonTorresCommented:
The texts themselves are held in a .mdbackup file, which is a bunch of base-64-encoded plists and SQLite files. Deleting them on your iPhone doesnt remove them from this file, it only hides them from viewing on the phone. -Hearkat


I recommend using a program like Syphone from now on to do your backups.
http://www.micromat.com/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=190
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