Saving voicemail messages to your computer

PPC & intel Mac

Unless you signed a contract with AT&T (or your locally Apple-approved authorized service provider) for your iPhone, this hack won't work. Due to the nature of visual voicemail, the messages are pushed to the phone and stored there.


I will be using Fugu to upload the files in this tutorial. These instructions can be applied to any files you want to add to your iPhone, provided you already have SSH installed. If you have not installed BSD Subsystem, OpenSSH, or BossPrefs (via the Installer) or used Fugu before, then you must read this tutorial first.

Step 1.

Start Fugu and navigate to the /private/var/mobile/Library/Voicemail folder. You'll see .amr files here, those are your voicemail messages. You can either just drag a file off to your dekstop, or transfer it within the program.


Step 2.

I put my file into my home folder. .amr may be an unrecognized file type on your computer. Just right click the file, select Open With, and select QuickTime


Step 3.

QuickTime Player should have opened. Press play, and enjoy your voicemail.


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