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Is there a way to recover deleted text messages?

Asked by Anatelostaxus (1423points) January 17th, 2011

A dear person has just mistakenly deleted all the text messages on their mobile phone. There were some that they really cared for and therefore sadness overcame them.
I want to find out if there’s a way to retrieve those messages in some way, even if it’s complicated.

So, is there a way to recuperate them OR perhaps, consult a sort of “message history” available via the company of the phone’s operator?
(We’re not in the U.S, so the company might be unknown to most: it’s TIM, working in Italy).
Even if you know of a way to do this operation via a company in your country, therefore in that case it’d be a possible thing to do, let me know and I’ll look for some hope with the company over here.

Cheers all, as usual.

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the100thmonkey's avatar

The memory pof the phone is likely flash-based. Therefore, the text messages are probably not really “deleted” in tghe sense that they are gone forever. more likely, they have been flagged in the file system as “deleted”.

This is small comfort because I don’t really know how to recover deleted files from mobile flash memory. Knowing the make and model of the phone might help.

Anatelostaxus's avatar

@the100thmonkey Well I didn’t manage to find out the model (I don’t really know where to look).
But the make is Motorola.

@talljasperman Reading through it now. Thank you.

@mindful I’ll be looking through the site you linked shortly after having read the thread tallja posted. Thank you very much.

Well guys, it seems like you’re giving me… some hope. Cheers to you three.

mindful's avatar

@Anatelostaxus The site I referred to was just an example of the product I have in mind. I am not sure about the legitimacy of that site. What I should have stated more clearly in the original post is that you should search the internet for a similar product that is legit as I think that someone does make legitimate ones but I am not sure who it is. I have heard CNN talk about something similar before if I come across it I will post it here. You should also ask a cell phone company rep if they can help.

jerv's avatar

I would recommend contacting the phone company.

Seriously, they may have copies… though it’s possible that they will only release them to law enforcement.

classykeyser's avatar

Use Google Voice.

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