1. AC Question's Avatar
    I have a galaxy s3 and recently I did a hard reset after my phone periodically kept on restarting for no reason. Anyways, there's a number that I needed and I didn't save it. I texted this person monthly so I don't remember the number.

    I've used this : "Android Data Recovery"

    I can retrieve things but not after a factory restart (maybe because it's trial) but I'd like to know if it's even possible to recover texts after a factory restart.

    05-30-2016 02:35 AM
  2. belodion's Avatar
    Try SMS Backup & Restore.
    05-30-2016 05:57 AM
  3. chanchan05's Avatar
    Try SMS Backup & Restore.
    That's not going to work if the OP did not use that to backup in the first place.
    05-30-2016 07:18 AM
  4. belodion's Avatar
    In that case using an Android data recovery tool before the storage is overwritten is the only option.
    05-30-2016 07:46 AM
  5. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Welcome to the forums. Some apps like belodion suggested can save that sort of info. I would suggest using it and if they have a way to offload the backup to the cloud, to use that.

    As for recovering texts after a reset, I don't think that's possible. A lot of areas get reformatted, and the call/text data is one of those I believe.
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    05-30-2016 08:57 AM
  6. Rukbat's Avatar
    Data recovery can't be used after a factory reset, because the whole idea of a factory reset is to make the data unrecoverable (if factory reset is what you mean by hard reset. It actually means a full reset including the kernel - which doesn't delete any data at all.)
    05-30-2016 11:56 AM

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