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Extract Camera Rolls Photos from iPhone Backup in iTunes

Came into blogger today. Saw that they have a new template design. Tried out a new design. Need to keep up with times. Google also have a background photos to spice up their bland Google search front page. This is something they followed Bing.

I came in to blog about a tool called iPhoneBackupExtractor. Damn good tool when you update your iPhone OS and something went wrong and you lost your photos, videos, SMS, etc (updating OS will not erase your stuff and it also didn't happen to me*). Or if you ever lost your phones and cried in anguish because you thought all your data is lost - no worries, this tool allow you to easily retrieve all your photos from camera rolls or videos or SMS from the iTunes backup files.

The tool does not have an installer, which was great for me as I love to just run an exec and you are given an Explorer-like interface where you can then browse and choose which file to retrieve. The paid version allows you to extract all files, the free version, one at a time.

Something useful to keep in mind.

And to one of my readers - that is the great thing about iPhone - lots of little tools like this to help you. I doubt Droid or Android or WinMo will have such extensive stuff. Anyway..............


* So what happened to me is this. I bought an app called iVideoCamera that allows my 3G phone to capture video. Capturing video is something that is available only on 3Gs. Video capture in this app is stored in the app so I could browse and replay videos. I also have the option to email my video, upload to YouTube or export to Camera Roll, the default iPhone Photo app. So I exported about 13 videos and delete them from the iVideoCamera app. That also mean these videos are not standard files in Camera Roll.

When I upgrade to iOS4, iTunes doesn't know to restore these video apps back into Camera Roll as they are not the known photos format. I lost all my 13 little sen videos!

iPhoneBackupExtractor saved the day!

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