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    I use my lg optimus s for work & have accidentally - & to my utter horror - deleted lots of texts from the last 5 months that i really need back. Lots of client info is gone. Can anybody point me in the rihht direction? How do i get them back??
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    Quote Originally Posted by carters65 View Post
    I use my lg optimus s for work & have accidentally - & to my utter horror - deleted lots of texts from the last 5 months that i really need back. Lots of client info is gone. Can anybody point me in the rihht direction? How do i get them back??
    Unless u had a backup text app installed there is no way of getting them back I would contact your carrier and see if they store them somewhere. Sorry I couldn't give u the answer u wanted

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    Quote Originally Posted by yodatom10 View Post
    Unless u had a backup text app installed there is no way of getting them back I would contact your carrier and see if they store them somewhere. Sorry I couldn't give u the answer u wanted

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    Sprint does not store the text inside txt messages. Anything in the message is gone. Just went through this myself.
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    All of the above is correct. Get Google Voice. Seriously. It saves EVERYTHING.
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    I personally use backup 2 gmail app it saves all your sprint text messages and call logs on your gmail and you can restore at any time.
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    Also I believe GoSMS Pro (which is free) will backup text messages.
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    SMS to Text app has worked for me. Exports to txt files to read/print later. Also lets you import the texts back into the SMS app.
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    Default Re: need my deleted texts back!!

    Quote Originally Posted by carters65 View Post
    I use my lg optimus s for work & have accidentally - & to my utter horror - deleted lots of texts from the last 5 months that i really need back. Lots of client info is gone. Can anybody point me in the rihht direction? How do i get them back??
    A) Are you rooted?
    B) Did you flash a custom recovery?

    If so and you've done a nandroid backup recently - do this

    1) backup your current rom - just in case
    2) load up an old nandroid backup - recover the texts - use a market one to backup/sync to google, etc
    3) once you restored your text, reload your newest nandroid backup

    You're good to go if you have A&B, if not - you are S.O.L. unfortunately.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hamagc View Post
    Sprint does not store the text inside txt messages. Anything in the message is gone. Just went through this myself.
    I have to argue against this statement. For legal purposes, Sprint is required to keep a record of all texts associated to an MDN for at least 18 months. While CALEA requirements are not fully established for SMS/MMS, it is a required practice to maintain back up's of the SMSc for legal purposes. I work for a "Core Services" company and deal with this on a daily basis. I can attest that Sprint does maintain these backups. Whether or not they allow customer access is another story, but a subpoena will pull those detailed records in a heartbeat. I am aware that the OP does not have a valid reason for a subpoena in this instance, but the records are still there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by burkett1974 View Post
    I have to argue against this statement. For legal purposes, Sprint is required to keep a record of all texts associated to an MDN for at least 18 months. While CALEA requirements are not fully established for SMS/MMS, it is a required practice to maintain back up's of the SMSc for legal purposes. I work for a "Core Services" company and deal with this on a daily basis. I can attest that Sprint does maintain these backups. Whether or not they allow customer access is another story, but a subpoena will pull those detailed records in a heartbeat. I am aware that the OP does not have a valid reason for a subpoena in this instance, but the records are still there.
    I'm sure sprint has the ability to get the information but I doubt anyone here will be getting a subpoena for them. That was the information provided by the corporate office (not store) to me a consumer (not a law enforcement agency of any king lol)
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    need text messages back
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    Quote Originally Posted by carters65 View Post
    I use my lg optimus s for work & have accidentally - & to my utter horror - deleted lots of texts from the last 5 months that i really need back. Lots of client info is gone. Can anybody point me in the rihht direction? How do i get them back??
    Hi carters65 ,

    I don't know if you're still around , but I recovered my lost messages with this: Recover Deleted Messages

    I don't know if it is compatible with your iOS, so try their free trial first!!!! u don't wanna purchase something that doesn't work.

    * I had lost like 50 contacts. With a bit of hassle, I could get some of them back, but most of them I couldnt, because none of my contacts had contact with them and some of them lived abroad. It's a long story. Anyway, i got my messages back and that's all I care about

    iAndroid4ever
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    can Google voice recover already deleted text, after installation of it?
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    Does this work on already deleted text? Or does it have to be installed prior?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Axe View Post
    SMS to Text app has worked for me. Exports to txt files to read/print later. Also lets you import the texts back into the SMS app.
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    Quote Originally Posted by carters65 View Post
    I use my lg optimus s for work & have accidentally - & to my utter horror - deleted lots of texts from the last 5 months that i really need back. Lots of client info is gone. Can anybody point me in the rihht direction? How do i get them back??
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    Quote Originally Posted by carters65 View Post
    I use my lg optimus s for work & have accidentally - & to my utter horror - deleted lots of texts from the last 5 months that i really need back. Lots of client info is gone. Can anybody point me in the rihht direction? How do i get them back??
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    Any way to get back messages deleted a months ago? thanks

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