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I have a customer who's unrooted HTC One is bootlooping after he did an update that he doesn't recall the name of. He doesn't have nor has he ever had root or a custom ROM. He is extremely keen to get his text messages from the phone, and I am wondering if there is a step by step process I could undertake to try and recover those ?

I can get to download mode and to another mode which offers factory reset etc..
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I have a customer who's unrooted HTC One is bootlooping after he did an update that he doesn't recall the name of. He doesn't have nor has he ever had root or a custom ROM. He is extremely keen to get his text messages from the phone, and I am wondering if there is a step by step process I could undertake to try and recover those ?

I can get to download mode and to another mode which offers factory reset etc..
I won't be able to help, but maybe this COULD help:

1- are you still on hboot 1.44? that COULD give a glimmer of hope, as you could use revone to unlock without wiping

2a- if however you are on hboot 1.54+, then (to the best of my knowledge) you need to use HTCdev to unlock, and that WILL WIPE everything

2b- if you are on hboot 1.54+, you could use a Java Card to get S-Off, then downgrade to hboot 1.44 (NB: I do not know if a Java Card wipes anything!!!)

why hboot 1.44, because it allows for "fastboot boot <name of custom recovery>.img", where you would be able to use adb commands to pull the sms database (I think it's stored in "/data/data/com.android.providers.telephony/databases/") though you would still need to find a way to decode the sql db.

I use this: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...pRestore&hl=en to backup SMS messages to an xml file (doesnt work for MMS), but you need a functioning ROM for that.
 
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I won't be able to help, but maybe this COULD help:

1- are you still on hboot 1.44? that COULD give a glimmer of hope, as you could use revone to unlock without wiping

2a- if however you are on hboot 1.54+, then (to the best of my knowledge) you need to use HTCdev to unlock, and that WILL WIPE everything

2b- if you are on hboot 1.54+, you could use a Java Card to get S-Off, then downgrade to hboot 1.44 (NB: I do not know if a Java Card wipes anything!!!)

why hboot 1.44, because it allows for "fastboot boot <name of custom recovery>.img", where you would be able to use adb commands to pull the sms database (I think it's stored in "/data/data/com.android.providers.telephony/databases/") though you would still need to find a way to decode the sql db.

I use this: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...pRestore&hl=en to backup SMS messages to an xml file (doesnt work for MMS), but you need a functioning ROM for that.

Thanks for your help, how do I determine what versions of whatever I have?
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Hmm what is the best step by step guide I can follow to recover my device if it's bootlooping? I can get into download mode and recovery mode.
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Thanks for your help, how do I determine what versions of whatever I have?
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