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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jpeters9, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. jpeters9

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    Hey! I've had my HTC desire for 2 months now and still on 2.1. I had to do a hard restart today (I had lots of forced closes that weren't stopping) and when I started up the phone, I could not recover my SMSs. Weird thing is it backed up my MMSs (but I could not view these on my phone for some reason; I could only see them when I downloaded a backup program and viewed them on my computer), but my SMSs seem to be gone??? This is the second time I've had to do a hard restart; the first time, about a month ago, restored everything properly, including my SMSs. Is there a way to get my SMSs back in general? Other than that, loving my Desire :D Thanks!!

    PS see the pics for what I'm talking about...
     

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    How to get them back would depend on what you used to back them up in the first place. I use SMS Backup+ which syncs my texts to my Gmail account. If ever I need to factory-reset my phone, I can simply sync them back. I also get the added advantage that when I do a POP download from Gmail onto my PC, any newly backed-up texts come down into my mail inbox so I can archive them on my PC.
     
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    Oh, I'm planning to use software from now on (as shown in the pics), but previous to today, my Desire backed it up automatically to the SD card (and I ensured it backed up prior to doing the reset), leading to the recovery of all my texts the last time I reset. I'm having a feeling there was a glitch in the system and it didn't back up :S If that's the case I guess there's nothing to do... any other suggestions?
     
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    Ok... so weird update. I texted one of my friends and it plugged the new text into a totally different set of old texts. Looks like I will get the old texts back as I text each person, but each person I text brings back a different set of texts... for example, I texted person A, and it plugged that conversation into old person B's text string... staaarange... I'm just confused now... anyone else ever have this problem?
     
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