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[Q] Restoring SMS/MMS from another phone

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Download sms backup and restore and I believe there's an option to either email it to yourself or upload it to Google drive then download the same program on your HTC and restore them..after downloading from your email or drive of course

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Are you referring to this one?
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...SBackupRestore
Because if you are, I've already tried it. It seems to backup everything but when I try to restore it, not everything gets restored. Then comparing the mmssms.db from the old phone and new phone, there is a significant difference in file size, leading me to believe that MMS aren't getting copied.
 
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If I recall correctly MMS are near impossible to back up properly. No app I have seen will do them.

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I don't see a backup/restore option in messaging. Can you elaborate a little further?
Hmmm, don't know about the Samsung, but on the HTC there's an option under messages > settings to backup/restore.

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Hmmm, don't know about the Samsung, but on the HTC there's an option under messages > settings to backup/restore.
Ah ok. The old phone doesn't seem to have anything like that.
 
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If I recall correctly MMS are near impossible to back up properly. No app I have seen will do them.

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That's why I was wondering if I could manually do it by copying the mmssms.db and app_parts folder from the old phone to the new one.
 
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What u can do is use the HTC messaging app backup feature and then browse yr phone for the folder called smsbackup. Copy it to somewhere safe. Do whatever u want then put back the folder back to yr phone and use the HTC messaging app use the restore function
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