Recover Deleted Photos after Spirit Jailbreak on Windows

by Jeffry on May 4, 2010

Spirit Jailbreak is the most sought jailbreak Tool till date that jailbreaks your iPhone, iPod touch 3.1.2 / 3.1.3 and iPad on 3.2 within minutes. Unfortunately, the first version of Spirit software carried photo deletion bug. After jailbreaking with spirit tool, all the photos stored on the iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad were deleted automatically. Although, the photo deletion bug in spirit was lately fixed by Comex.

While jailbreaking with spirit, if you have also lost all your photos, then follow our step by step guide to restore the deleted photos quickly after spirit jailbreak.

What do we need?

  1. OpenSSH – Download OpenSSH via Cydia on your iPhone. Install it and reboot your iPhone.
  2. iPhone Backup Extractor 32bit for Windows 32 bit OS.
  3. iPhone Backup Extractor 64bit for Windows 64 bit OS.
  4. You will now download software to access your iPhone via SSH. Mac users can use WinSCP. Enter the following details to login to your iPhone:
  • Server: The IP address of your iPad. Settings –> WiFi –> <Your Network Name>
  • Username: root
  • Password: alpine
  • Protocol: SCP

Guide to recover lost photos / deleted after Spirit Jailbreak:

Step 1: Download  iPhone Backup Extractor. Extract it and run it.

Step 2: Select “I accept this license” and click the Next button

Step 3: Now select the most recent backup made before jailbreaking your iPhone with Spirit. Backups are dated, so it’s easy to choose the correct one).

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Step 4: After the analysis you can choose to retrieve files automatically or manually. Select the second choice.

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Step 5: Expand the Media folder and select from among those appearing, the Media subfolder as shown. Then click the Next button.

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Step 6: Create a folder on desktop and select the folder to take the backup.

Step 7: Once the process is completed. Click the finish button.

Step 8: Enable the SSH on the iPhone and open WinSCP port within the directory / User / Media /.

Step 9: Simply drag the DCIM folder (extracted in Step 6) to the directory / User / Media / iPhone via WinSCP and agree to overwrite the same.

Step 10: Once WinSCP has finished copying the content, you will be able to see all the pictures taken by iPhone.

Mac users may follow the guide here to recover deleted photos after Spirit Jailbreak.

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  • Profyl

    access denied by Win SCP
    Login: root
    Password: alpine

    went to i-funbox
    says “my iphone 3g 3.1.3 needs to be jailbroken”

    i have jailbroken with Spirit
    any ideas

  • Profyl

    access denied by Win SCPLogin: rootPassword: alpinewent to i-funbox says "my iphone 3g 3.1.3 needs to be jailbroken"i have jailbroken with Spirit any ideas

  • Profyl

    access denied by Win SCPLogin: rootPassword: alpinewent to i-funbox says "my iphone 3g 3.1.3 needs to be jailbroken"i have jailbroken with Spirit any ideas

  • Dits

    I thought I did a back up, but when I looked for the backups in itunes there was not a recent one prior to the spirit JB. So now I have lost over 400 photos and can not get them back!! They were of my little girl.

  • jim

    you have to register the program to make it useful to restore. and its not cheap

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