Perhaps you were upgrading to a new version of iOS and something went wrong or you simply deleted some contacts, photos, SMS, or notes by mistake, and doing a restore from iTunes is futile, don’t give up yet! As long as you have performed a backup in iTunes recently, You can try another tool called iPhone Backup Extractor to extract and restore your data from iTunes backup files.
The iPhone Backup Extractor is a portable and easy-to-use program to extract files from iTunes backups of your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch data. It lets you easily extract the contacts, pictures, call histories, MMS, SMS and text messages, video, voicemail, calendar entries, notes, app files, saved games, debug information etc. from the idevice backups stored on your computer.
There are both free and paid edition. Registration is just $24.95 and entitles you to email support and twelve months’ upgrades. When using the registered version of iPhone Backup Extractor, it can automatically converts the extracted SQLite databases into the CSV format so that they can be easily imported into Excel, Outlook or Webmail (Limited to two records in Free edition). Business users must register.