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[Q] Restoring SMS/MMS from another phone

30th March 2014, 01:09 AM   |  #1  
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I recently switched phones and would like to transfer all my SMS/MMS from my old phone. I've tried some apps from the Play Store but they seem to have difficulty with MMS. So then I tried to copy the mmssms.db and app_parts folder from /data/data/com.android.provider.telephony to the new phone but that didn't seem to work at all because no messages showed up.

What other options do I have?
30th March 2014, 02:37 AM   |  #2  
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I recently switched phones and would like to transfer all my SMS/MMS from my old phone. I've tried some apps from the Play Store but they seem to have difficulty with MMS. So then I tried to copy the mmssms.db and app_parts folder from /data/data/com.android.provider.telephony to the new phone but that didn't seem to work at all because no messages showed up.

What other options do I have?

what is your old phone? (Make/model)?
30th March 2014, 03:02 AM   |  #3  
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I recently switched phones and would like to transfer all my SMS/MMS from my old phone. I've tried some apps from the Play Store but they seem to have difficulty with MMS. So then I tried to copy the mmssms.db and app_parts folder from /data/data/com.android.provider.telephony to the new phone but that didn't seem to work at all because no messages showed up.

What other options do I have?

On the playstore there is an application called HTC Transfer Tool. Download that on your old phone. You have the same app on your HTC One either in the app drawer or in the settings app. But if you dont, download the same app on your htc one. Follow the instructions on screen and you should be fine.
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what is your old phone? (Make/model)?

Old phone is a Samsung Galaxy SII (Hercules) running CM 10.2.
30th March 2014, 04:17 AM   |  #5  
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On the playstore there is an application called HTC Transfer Tool. Download that on your old phone. You have the same app on your HTC One either in the app drawer or in the settings app. But if you dont, download the same app on your htc one. Follow the instructions on screen and you should be fine.

I just tried that but unfortunately it doesn't seem to work. It says backing up on my old phone, and when that finishes, nothing actually gets transferred. On the HTC, it says received 0/0.
30th March 2014, 06:33 AM   |  #6  
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u can use a an app called superbackup from the play store . it works well
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u can use a an app called superbackup from the play store . it works well

Doesn't work either because it's not backing up all the messages.
30th March 2014, 07:37 AM   |  #8  
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Old phone is a Samsung Galaxy SII (Hercules) running CM 10.2.

what if you take a backup using the backup/restore option in messaging then copy it across to your new phone and try to restore?
30th March 2014, 07:43 AM   |  #9  
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Doesn't work either because it's not backing up all the messages.

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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what if you take a backup using the backup/restore option in messaging then copy it across to your new phone and try to restore?

I don't see a backup/restore option in messaging. Can you elaborate a little further?

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