Is there anyway to backup the text messages on a Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini?

by on December 21, 2010

Q: The internet on my mobile phone (a Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini) doesn’t work anymore, probably due to an error in the software. I went to the shop where I bought it and the shopassistant couldn’t fix it. Now, he’d like to reset my phone completely, but before he does that, I’d like to make a backup of all my files and textmessages. The backup of the files is no problem, but I can’t find a way to backup my texts without having to use the internet on the phone. Can you help me out?


2 Responses to “Is there anyway to backup the text messages on a Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini?”
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    From your post it isn’t clear how much functionality you have with the phone.

    Since it appears this phone is running android you can try this program: http://code.google.com/p/android-sms/

    Also, it appears that this is the file location for your texts:

    /data/data/com.android.providers.telephony/databases/mmssms.db

    Its a database file so if you’re trying to LOOK at it, it wont work without a db viewer. You can however back it up from terminal:

    cp /data/data/com.android.providers.telephony/databases/mmssms.db /sdcard/mmssms.db

    Basically it’ll copy the file to the root of your sdcard. If you have root access you can push it back after a wipe as well. You can just as easily use backup apps from market which do the same exact thing.”

    source: http://bit.ly/hFvy7i

    In the future consider using the SMS backup app, or switch to a Google Voice number (if available in your area).

     
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    This answer was very useful to me. After making the backup I updated my phone to the latest version of Android and now my internet works again. Thank you so much, I owe you one.