How to Recover Deleted Text Messages from an Android SIM Card
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Even though it has become almost impossible to lose any data from an Android smartphone, thanks to the platform's cloud storage capabilities, it seems that retrieving deleted messages is still a challenge for Android users
Users who prefer to save their SMS messages or contacts on their SIM card often find out that they have deleted them by mistake. Luckily, there are ways to recover these messages even if they were deleted.
The method implies the use of a SIM card reader, along with appropriate software. However, before trying to recover any lost data, it is important to know that deleted texts can only be recovered if the slots on the SIM card where the messages were saved have not been overwritten in the meantime.
Currently, there's no known method to retrieve deleted messages that have been overwritten.After acquiring the necessary SIM card reader, which should not cost more than $10, you will need a special software that will allow you to retrieve deleted data from the SIM card.
There are lots of solutions that provide users with this option, but one of the best is Data Doctor Recovery - SIM Card. A free trial version of the application can be downloaded from Softpedia
Make sure the SIM card is readable by the card reader, by connecting the card reader to the PC. Install one of the software applications that you think is best and wait until the SIM card is recognized.Depending on what software you have installed, you will have the option to retrieve any deleted messages, contacts or even call logs. However, if you are using a trial version of the software you might not have the option to save any data.
Fortunately, most of the data found on an Android device is synchronized with a wide range of Google services, so there's no need for a third party application to retrieve any of the data stored through any of these Internet cloud services.
For the moment, Android platform does not synchronize with anything natively, but users can choose to make backups from time to time.
Feel free to add more of these tips, especially if you're an advanced Android user.
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|Comment #1 by: rbacardi on 19 Aug 2011, 15:49 UTC|| reply to this comment|
What about if the messages were saved inthe internal memory of the phone? Can they be recover? Any special software?
|Comment #2 by: 007 on 25 Jan 2012, 01:59 UTC|| reply to this comment|
My name is Thomas Scharrer (consultant) and I am a data recovery specialist specializing in the recovery of deleted text messages. If you need to recover deleted text messages you can send your phone to me or I can sell you a kit. Call 480-467-9151.
|Comment #2.1 by: twiggyram on 31 Jan 2012, 19:58 GMT|
What kind of kit and how much for the recovery?
|Comment #2.2 by: kav on 11 Feb 2012, 04:36 GMT|
I am very interested however I dont belive this android phonehas a sim card just a micro sd card. how does that work
|Comment #2.3 by: Dmergs on 21 May 2012, 17:15 GMT|
Thomas, is there a way that you can permanently erase text messages so that if some one had this kit they won't be able to recover the text messages?
|Comment #2.4 by: kingster on 20 Jun 2012, 22:39 GMT|
how much are the kits
|Comment #2.5 by: jenny on 26 Jun 2012, 21:00 GMT|
can you get text messages back from aug 2008
|Comment #2.6 by: help on 11 Jul 2012, 15:55 GMT|
How much is the kit, what does it consist of and is it easy to use?
|Comment #2.7 by: 007 on 01 Aug 2012, 02:50 GMT|
The kit is 450 and if you send me your phone I can do it for 375 call Tom 8 6 6 6 4 0 1 0 1 0.
|Comment #2.8 by: lm on 03 Sep 2012, 01:49 GMT|
i have an HTC Desire Z and i want to recover deleted text msgs. will your kit work for my phone?
|Comment #2.9 by: Tracy on 07 Jan 2013, 16:59 GMT|
If the text messages were not stored on the SIM card can they still be recovered from the Samsung Exhibit II that I have along with deleted photos
|Comment #3 by: lis on 15 Jul 2012, 17:43 UTC|| reply to this comment|
How long can the text deletions be gone before they are not retractable?
|Comment #3.1 by: 007 on 01 Aug 2012, 02:51 GMT|
I can go back to a year or more from the last time the phone was used
|Comment #3.2 by: shendereh on 01 Aug 2012, 22:27 GMT|
is your kit compatible with android 2.3.4. ?
|Comment #4 by: Jaffaguy on 12 Sep 2012, 16:55 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Android is a pest to recovery deleted texts.
The problem here is that your SMS messages are not stored by default on your SIM card and nobody really is going to put them on there. They're stored on the internal memory and (at the moment at least) there's no way to recover it from there unless you have a backup.
There are a few useful tips on: http://textrar.com/deleted-text-messages-android.htm but most of them rely on bugs in specific versions of the firmware and SMS apps to recover messages. Android do have the raw end of the deal here and we need a better app for this kind of thing.
|Comment #5 by: matecheck12 on 24 Nov 2012, 05:08 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Our Private Investigation Company recovers deleted text messages and also sell kits that recover deleted text messages from any phone. If you need it for court send it to us and if you only need it for personal reasons the in home kit is just perfect and do not worry it is so easy to do. 1 8 6 6 6 4 0 1 0 1 0
|Comment #5.1 by: Awispi on 21 Feb 2013, 18:23 GMT|
So how much does this kit cost, and whats the guarantee if it does not work
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