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    Help..Cracked Screen...anyway to retrieve old text messages??

    Yes, I did the unthinkable and dropped my phone of a balcony onto concrete below. Although protected, the screen cracked but the phone STILL works!. SO, I have a replacement (yes I was insured) but I'm wondering is there anyway to retrieve text messages stored on the phone (remember the phone works but the screen stays black).

    Any great ideas out there?

    Many thanks

    p.s. service is Verizon

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    I'm not sure how Txt messages are stored but they may be 'safe' on your SD Card already, but they may not unless you have run some kind of backup program already.

    When I got my warranty replacement they said it wouldn't be coming with a new SD Card and to be sure to save (not send back) my SD Card, but my replacement card did come with a new SD Card so I used that one since I have everything I wanted saved on my computer.

    Maybe someone smarter than me will come along and tell us if txt messages are stored on the SD Card.
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    They're not. They're actually in phone memory & get lost on a data wipe. SMS Backup & Restore will save them to your SD card ... but that's not too helpful if your screen doesn't work.

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    THere are programs in the market too that store them, might have to search a bit. They generally come up with a search for "backup"
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    Not on SD Card

    Yup, the messages are not on the SD Card. Backup program is a good idea but too late to help me with this particular issue I guess. Thanks for the thoughts.

 

 

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