retrieve deleted texts?

jcgss77

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Is there a way to retrieve deleted texts from the EVO 4G? Do I need to install an app or use a computer program to do this?

I have done some searching, but the sites that say "how to do it" involve downloading a computer program which seems suspect to me.
 

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Welcome back! Unfortunately, this can be very difficulty, if not impossible. Texts aren't saved as discrete files--they're in a database in a protected directory, which means you'd have to root the phone to access it. Any kind of activity you've been doing on the phone will write data to the internal storage, which means it will very likely overwrite some if not all of that deleted data. Rooting also can overwrite.

Here's a basic guide, but this is more for retrieving deleted files (like photos or documents), not text messages: http://forums.androidcentral.com/am...-s/500142-guide-recovering-deleted-files.html
 

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