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HELP..I can't copy txt msgs 4 legal purposes


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  1. droiddummi

    droiddummi New Member This Topic's Starter

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    Can anyone of you Android users help me figure out how to get copies of txt msgs showing date, time & who sent? I've searched & tried & nothing works. The App I was told 2 try called Handcent SMS won't work. HELP! Also, what is SMS?
     

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  2. jfritzs2

    jfritzs2 Well-Known Member

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    Hmmm, if you want all of those characteristics I would use Handcent. Now here is how to get it to work.

    On the Conversation List page go to settings, then go to Bubble Settings--> Smart date & time, and make sure that is checked. This way it will show the date and time for every message sent and received. Then to see who sent it, that is simply displayed in the conversation list and at the top of the screen when you select a conversation. I believe this is the information that you need, if it isn't and you need like physical evidence, then you could take screen shots of your phone in Handcent. I believe you can take screen shots with Sweeter Home 2 Beta or if you want you can Root your phone and use Dropcap, I don't know of apps that work with unrooted phones.

    And SMS stands for Short Message Service, it just means text message, also MMS stands for Multimedia Messaging System. Those are really long text messages or texts with like audio or video or pictures attached.
     
  3. 28064212

    28064212 Well-Known Member

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    Talk to a solicitor. If you could find a way to print the messages off, I would be amazed if they were admissible in court, since printouts are so easily faked. Just type them out yourself if you need a record, they won't be proof either way. You would have to enter the actual phone as evidence, and possibly get the records from the carrier as well. Court isn't a place for the untrained, get a solicitor
     
  4. jfritzs2

    jfritzs2 Well-Known Member

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    I don't know where droiddummi is from, but just so he knows and understands what you mean, a solicitor is British English for a lawyer, as said in American English :)
     

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