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    Default Lost Messages Feature

    woke up this morning to poorly functioning S3 and after reboot lost all messages (even locked ones) plus the messaging and mobile data settings. didn't do any updates yesterday so I guess it's a feature? anyone else had similar and can offer some guidance?
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    Default Re: Lost Messages Feature

    Welcome to the forums!

    Since your phone is acting squirrely anyway you might as well perform a Factory Reset and get a fresh start. You should also boot into Recovery mode and clear the system cache.

    As far as your missing SMS - sorry, no way to get that back that I'm aware of.

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    Default Re: Lost Messages Feature

    i presume i should back up all my apps beforehand? what about the sd card? best to take it out or leave it in? today's bonus round included missing apps (the ones that were moved to SD card) and removal of all widgets from my home screen, yet all the SD card files (photos,downloads,etc) function ok.
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    Default Re: Lost Messages Feature

    Normally you don't have to take the SD card out when you're performing a Factory Reset, but since you're on such a roll it's probably safer to do so.

    You may also want to make a backup of the contents of the SD card to your computer or the cloud - weird behavior involving the SD card is often the first sign that the card is going to take a dump.

    Regarding apps - unless you're concerned with keeping your Candy Crush Saga game progress (and you're going to use an app like Helium to backup your app data) I wouldn't bother making a backup. I prefer the fresh start experience. YMMV.

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    Default Re: Lost Messages Feature

    Helium http://market.android.com/details?id...ikdutta.backup
    Super Backup http://market.android.com/details?id...up.smscontacts

    Those are a couple of apps to look at if you want to backup your apps (and other items). I actually recommend using the Kies software on your computer to backup your information - except you've already lost the most important information...

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk
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    Default Re: Lost Messages Feature

    yeah, on it already - just dumping everything on the comp so we will see what tomorrow brings - hopefully a working phone thanks!

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