1. lucasnooker's Avatar
    Hi there,

    So I got sent a text with a hyperlink that redirected me through a bunch of websites onto a scam. I closed it but then wanted to report the links...

    So I clicked on the initial link again that was sent to me via text but now that link is dead and I have no way of viewing my browser history as I did not open this in a browser but rather just through the built in browser in the messages app...

    Is there any way to recover this information...? Thank you
    08-04-2020 08:29 AM
  2. hallux's Avatar
    Maybe try looking at your Google account history where you can see apps used and other device activity?

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    08-04-2020 08:38 AM
  3. lucasnooker's Avatar
    Well I have looked at the google account history but I am not sure If i am in the right place? I don't see the usage of other apps but I do see search history from my browsers but that is all... Maybe I am missing something?

    The links should be saved because when I go into settings > Applications and then Messages it says there is a 8mb cache from internet usage but only gives me the option to clear the cache. Any other suggestions where I could be looking?
    08-04-2020 08:46 AM
  4. lucasnooker's Avatar
    Well i see the usage of the apps like google play and such but my message app is not linked to that. Wish i just pressed open link in browser but how are you supposed to know before hand lol. Any other suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks
    08-04-2020 08:51 AM
  5. lucasnooker's Avatar
    Bump... any more suggestions?
    08-04-2020 10:47 AM
  6. lucasnooker's Avatar
    Is there any way to view the history of the browser that opens through the messages app when clicking a hyperlink in the text or whatever...

    The original link is now dead and I have no way of getting to where i previously was and there is no way of checking history for the messages app.... anyway I can see the data elsewhere?

    Thank you
    08-04-2020 12:02 PM
  7. anon(10614692)'s Avatar
    There is no separate browser in the SMS app, however, when a link is opened it may not be with your preferred web browser. Look at the history of the default browser on your device.
    08-04-2020 12:19 PM
  8. hallux's Avatar
    Here's the previous thread. I guess my work got in the way of responding fast enough. Please remember that we are all volunteers and answer on our own time, as we have it.

    08-04-2020 12:21 PM
  9. mustang7757's Avatar
    08-04-2020 12:36 PM
  10. lucasnooker's Avatar
    nevermind. I figured it out it was not in any browser history on the device at all. but what i did was root the device, then use a file explorer to access my root messages app caches and read them with the text editor to reveal the links Job done. Thanks anyways though I appreciate it still....
    08-04-2020 12:49 PM
  11. hallux's Avatar
    Well, that was quite extreme for the end goal, but glad you figured it out.
    08-04-2020 01:00 PM
  12. BergerKing's Avatar
    OP thread credited to @lucasnooker. Welcome to the Android Central forums!
    08-04-2020 01:00 PM

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