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Migrating SMS/MMS from Nexus 4 to Nexus 5

22nd August 2014, 08:14 PM   |  #1  
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Hi guys,

I'm trying to migrate all my text messages including threaded group MMS from my Nexus 4 to my new Nexus 5. On my N4, I was using the stock messaging app, not hangout as my default messaging service.

I used My Backup Pro to migrate all the stuff over. It worked, sorta. All times on my threads were set to "5:02am" which is probably when the transfer finished. Therefore they're all chronologically jumbled.

Furthermore the MMS threads didn't show up properly. I would only see my response in the group thread.

PS. I downloaded the stock messaging app to use on my Nexus 5. And all these problems are shown on that app. Would you think using Hangout as default will change this?

I was wondering whether you guys had similar experiences and if you know any better ways to go about doing this again.

Ben
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22nd August 2014, 08:31 PM   |  #2  
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I use SMS Backup and Restore. Never had an issue with it. Timestamps are all what they should be.

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22nd August 2014, 08:45 PM   |  #3  
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I use SMS Backup and Restore. Never had an issue with it. Timestamps are all what they should be.

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That's great news. Does it work for MMS?
22nd August 2014, 08:58 PM   |  #4  
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That's great news. Does it work for MMS?

Yup! Just make sure you check the box for MMS. I think it's free so there's no reason to not try it.

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22nd August 2014, 09:09 PM   |  #5  
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That's great news. Does it work for MMS?

According to the description:

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Please note that MMS (Picture/Audio/Video messages) support is currently in BETA.

So you may or may not get your MMS.
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So you may or may not get your MMS.

Just used it the other day, MMS restored just fine for me.

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Just used it the other day, MMS restored just fine for me.

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Cool, I'll give it a shot. Are you MMS group threaded or just pictures?
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Okay, so I deleted the stock Android messaging app from my N5 and used Hangout as my default messaging app. And it seems like everything got transferred properly. Timestamps are all okay.

The only problem now are group MMS threads. When I open it, it just shows my responses. All the group participant responses don't show up.

Any clues?
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I attached two pics to illustrate what I'm talking about. The group thread MMS only contains my response and the participant's response it buried in their SMS thread.
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