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Default [Q] Issue restoring SMS/MMS with Titanium Backup

Went through about 16 pages in this section and couldn't find a similar question so here goes.
I'm having a problem restoring my SMS/MMS with Titanium backup on my N5.
This is what I've done so far to my N5

1) Rooted/Unlocked (CF-Autoroot)
2) Flashed TWRP in fastboot

Now I installed Hangouts 2.0 via an apk leak on my Samsung Captivate running CM 10.1.3. I also backed up my SMS/MMS with titanium backup to .xml.

On the N5, I have chosen to restore SMS/MMS from xml, and unfortunately nothing shows up in hangouts.

Is there a way to remedy this? Would it be better to restore from Hangouts to get the MMS/SMS back? Thanks all.
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Tried the same and failed. Seems to be a problem going from a touchwiz ROM to the N5 with TiBu.

The most recent beta of my backup pro was able to restore SMS and MMS media files but not group messages.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...1&postcount=27

Someone posted that the handcent backup feature works as well, but no one has confirmed group messages are restored.

http://productforums.google.com/foru...ts/LFnU4ieifzM


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Tried the same and failed. Seems to be a problem going from a touchwiz ROM to the N5 with TiBu.

The most recent beta of my backup pro was able to restore SMS and MMS media files but not group messages.

Someone posted that the handcent backup feature works as well, but no one has confirmed group messages are restored.

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Do you mean samsung device? I was running CM 10.1.3 on my captivate. Gonna read that other thread, thanks for the info!
Hmm, looking at my hangouts on Tibu.... the backup data says package version 1.2.018 (849105-30) (12018130)
However I know I installed 2.0 on my phone.... guess I'll be trying with another backup again?
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Sorry, missed that. I guess it is not just touchwiz.

I updated my last post with the links with more info on the other options.

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Update:
So I did another backup, getting the version to 2.0.122. Restored data on my N5 which prompted a reboot due to updating system data.
Upon reboot, all my SMS are now present in Hangouts! Even my "group" SMS. Not really keen on restoring system info to be honest due to possible issues, but it seemed to work. MMS, however aren't really working well... I see three bouncing dots for every picture.

Update2:
This time I tried to do what someone in the other post said. I backed up Hangouts, uninstalled hangouts, and tried to restore the app only. Unfortunately this led to a Titanium Backup hang. Upon forced restart, the Hangout app is back, but all the SMS/MMS are gone. Re-uninstalling and re-installing Hangouts with data this time and also getting another hang in Tibu... this is highly annoying. I guess I can always just get the SMS and save the pics on my other phone.
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Are you kidding me? Tried to install Hangouts from the Play Store and it gives me version 1.2?
Either way, Titanium Backup isn't playing nice with restoring Hangouts as all it does is hang on me, even with indirect selected.
At least after I force a restart, the correct Hangout app is installed and perhaps I can work from there.

Might as well restore SMS from SMS Backup and Restore and then just save the pics on my old phone and transfer them over to the N5.
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Default try not use hangout for text messages

I suggest you to try to not use hangout for the text messages and try another app, try now with the restore, it should work
 
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has titanium backup been updated to support 4.4?
if you try restoring and it does not ask about setting the default SMS app to titanium backup then its not going to work.
4.4 only allows one app at a time to have access to the SMS database.

you can try sms backup and restore it has been updated to support 4.4
 
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Is there a way to remedy this? Would it be better to restore from Hangouts to get the MMS/SMS back? Thanks all.
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has titanium backup been updated to support 4.4?
if you try restoring and it does not ask about setting the default SMS app to titanium backup then its not going to work.
4.4 only allows one app at a time to have access to the SMS database.

you can try sms backup and restore it has been updated to support 4.4
I contacted titanium support a few days ago to ask this exact question but have not heard a response yet

TiBu definitely does NOT ask to be the default SMS app

Both handcent and my backup pro have been documented to work for SMS and MMS except for group messages but require paying for additional features.

-handcent may work for group messages but is untested, while my backup pro does not work

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