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  1. J2C

    J2C Lurker
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    Hello Guys,

    I have just joined your forum after finding you on the internet.

    I am NOT a phone or gadget guy!

    I have an old HTC DESIRE C phone.
    I need to recover texts that were deleted by mistake.
    Can this be done and if it can, how.

    My brother had the same phone (HTC DESIRE C) and the same issue that I have.

    He went to a local phone specialist near his home. The shop lost ALL his data and contacts!

    The reason that they gave was the phone needed to be rooted. It then needed the bootloader unlocked. The unlocking of the bootloader puts the phone back to factory settings and wipes out everything in the memory.

    It would appear to access the memory it is cleared out in the process?

    Pretty much pointless!

    Can anybody clarify and give me some guidance through this minefield please.

    Thanks in advance Jim

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  2. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    I'm sorry to tell you that the messages are gone. I won't be surprised if "new members" create accounts just to tell you that some dodgy utility can recover them for you, but I can't recall any report of success that was clearly independent of the provider of the software they are recommending. So I really don't think there's any hope of recovering those messages.

    Did your local "specialist" root in order to recover messages? There's a certain limited sense in that in that it gives better access to the part of the storage where the messages are stored - they would certainly be irrecoverable without. But if they deserve that title at all they'd have known what unlocking the bootloader would do (they probably unlocked in order to root rather than the other way round). Perhaps they hoped they'd be able to run some data recovery afterwards (which, if so, clearly failed), but if that was the case they really should have explained it to your brother first and ensured that all of the current data were backed up first. To do anything less is completely amateurish.

    I assume that your brother did not sync his contacts with Google? If he did then he should be able to restore them at least by just logging into his Google account and enabling syncing again.
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  3. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    why would they root the device without your consent....this does not make sense to me......seems kind of shady to me,.
  4. J2C

    J2C Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Hi There, thanks for taking the time to reply. I am finding this entire operation way too complicated for me!!

    Do you think that rooting alone would allow access to the memory.

    I REALLY need the deleted texts, but have almost given up.

    Best Regards

  5. J2C

    J2C Lurker
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    Hi There,

    Rooting was required to start the procedure.

    I have no first hand knowledge of the actual arrangement he had with the "shop".


HTC Desire C Forum

The HTC Desire C release date was June 2012. Features and Specs include a 3.5" inch screen, 5MP camera, 512GB RAM, Snapdragon S1 processor, and 1230mAh battery.

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