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Default Textra.... Beware!

Just a warning that there seems to be no way of backing up or saving your messages from Text's AT ALL!

So if you just back the app up on titanium like I have been your fine... Until you want to switch SMS apps.

Then you'll find you can't export messages from Tetra to anything else. They seem to force you to stay with them!

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Just a warning that there seems to be no way of backing up or saving your messages from Text's AT ALL!

So if you just back the app up on titanium like I have been your fine... Until you want to switch SMS apps.

Then you'll find you can't export messages from Tetra to anything else. They seem to force you to stay with them!

Just a warning.
SMS backup and restore always worked for backing up my text messages with textra.
 
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SMS backup and restore always worked for backing up my text messages with textra.
It can't find them for me, neither can I using file explorer. Have you backed up and restored using titanium?

I think that's what the issue is and I've seen a lot of people mention on here that that's what they're doing (as I was), so thought I'd warn them.
 
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You're backing up "Messages (SMS & MMS)" in Titanium Backup and not the Textra app itself, right?
 
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You're backing up "Messages (SMS & MMS)" in Titanium Backup and not the Textra app itself, right?
Because Textra keeps all your messages when backed up and restored by titanium, I had been freezing the default meaning app on the last few ROMs I'd tried.

This was fine until I want to swap to something else.

The problem is, all my messages are in Textra, but you can't get them into anything else or back them up.... I'm stuck using it!
 
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i juse easy backup app which backups my text , call logs etc to either the internal memory , dropbox or google drive . It does a restore as well. handles everything from setting the default app etc .
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i juse easy backup app which backups my text , call logs etc to either the internal memory , dropbox or google drive . It does a restore as well. handles everything from setting the default app etc .
My point is though, I bet it wouldn't back them up from Textra... Only if you have them in your default SMS.
 
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My point is though, I bet it wouldn't back them up from Textra... Only if you have them in your default SMS.
It does backup from the textra app as well. Have been using it since Jan 2014 without any problems. Infact just did a backup and restore last night coz i rooted my phone again.
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It does backup from the textra app as well. Have been using it since Jan 2014 without any problems. Infact just did a backup and restore last night coz i rooted my phone again.
Nope, just tried it. It backs up Textra with messages in it (same as Titanium), but doesn't back up messages FROM Textra so you can put them in another app.

Thanks anyway though!

I think my messages are stuck with Textra.
 
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Confirmed from the developer, there is no way to backup messages or export messages from Textra, so everyone make sure you backup up your sms separately or you will never be able to leave!

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