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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by cascadevulcan, Nov 18, 2014.

  1. cascadevulcan

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    Screen died and now have new model of same phone. Need to retrieve info from S4 such as texts and photos but especially texts for legal case. Is there anyway to pull this off and if so whats best way?

    I can put old battery back in and I can get it to seemingly come on but not certain. Wifi used to be auto connect in home. Would I need to take old SIM card out of new phone and put back in damaged phone?

    I need to return phone asap but hate to do so and lose everything that I thought was being saved when I did back up.

    Any help greatly appreciated.
     

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  2. Jhoonb51

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    Why not try attaching phone to PC using usb cable, you should be able to retrieve files and pictures.
     
  3. dynomot

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    Try using Kies Samsung's PC software. I belive it will let you delete, save, and cut and paste texts. I also think you can factory reset it and wipe it completely from Kies when your done. Kies can be got from here :

    Kies | Samsung UK
     
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    Not sure if you have Verizon, but if you take it to the store, they can transfer it to another phone. My store does that all the time. Not sure where the txts are kept, but you may be able to retrieve by hooking it up to a PC as others have suggested. You just have to find the folder with the txt messages.

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