iTunes stores a backup of some of the iPhone files on your computer. This script will extract these files so that you can view and edit them.

The script does not currently support re-encoding.

Make a copy of your ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup/ and run the script against the *.mdbackup files. The script will create a MobileSyncExport folder which will contain the extracted files.

Currently supports Mac OS X. Tested on Python 2.3.5 and upwards.

The output is a folder full of plist and SQLite databases. If that doesn’t mean anything to you or you don’t know how to use Terminal to run a python script, this script will not be of use to you.