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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by TIMONLINE, Apr 15, 2012.


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    The display on my HTC Desire HD has recently stopped working (probably the backlight) such that I have to return it for repair. However I wanted to backup my SMS messages first but have so far been unable to find a way of doing it bearing in mind the fact that I can't really see anything on my phone's display. Is there anything I can do from my PC?

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  2. Rush

    Rush {<>}~{<>}

    Hello and welcome aboard. Thanks for joining the community.

    Just to let you know that I moved your thread to its device specific forum, for some assistance from other users of this device. :)
  3. lucids

    lucids Well-Known Member

    If you had enabled USB debugging in settings->Applications->Development
    then you would be able to connect to the device using my phone explorer software.


    The PC would need to have had HTC Sync installed so that it has the drivers. The phone connects in charge mode. you can control the phone via the application. The application needs a "client" application installed on the phone either via the internet (if there is a connection), or it can be installed by the program on the PC I believe. If the internet is on on the phone you can install remotely via google play when logged into your google account.

    The key here is whether USB debugging is on though, as this uses ADB to connect to the phone. Without it there is little chance of retrieving the messages unless they are on the SIM as oppose to the phone itself.

    I had a similar issue a few months ago and the Tech team went out of their way and changed the screen for me and didn't reset the phone so I was able to retain my data. I had accidentally disabled debugging after previously having it enabled.

HTC Desire HD Forum

The HTC Desire HD release date was October 2010. Features and Specs include a 4.3" inch screen, 8MP camera, 768GB RAM, Snapdragon S2 processor, and 1230mAh battery.

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