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How can I backup SMS on my computer ?

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  • Last reply by Ralph Daub

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All is in the title : is there a way to save my SMS data on my computer ? An app that would locate the sms database and copy its content ? And after that delete some of it on my FFOS phone to save space ?

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Hello,

Thank you for contacting Mozilla. I understand that you are wanting to backup SMS messages. In order to better understand and investigate on how to proceed, I request that please reply to this message (on the forums) with the following information:

  • What is the model of your phone?
  • What is the OS version found in the Device Information page? Please visit this link if you need help finding the Build ID of your phone.
  • Please provide the exact steps to reproduce the issue you are encountering.
  • Who is your current cell phone carrier?

Thanks!

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Andrew said

  • What is the model of your phone?
  • What is the OS version found in the Device Information page? Please visit this link if you need help finding the Build ID of your phone.

As I had already done this for another topic, I thought this information was recorded in my profile! Sorry for that.

   System Details
   FFOS_FR_ZTE_OPENCV1.0.0B03
   Device: ZTE Open C

And I found in "more information" that FFOS_FR_ZTE_OPENCV1.0.0B03 means FFOS 1.3.0.0 !

Andrew also said

  • Please provide the exact steps to reproduce the issue you are encountering

I didn't do much. On the SMS interface there is nothing that offers to save a conversation. And I don't find any app that would offer to browse into the cellphone's files.

Andrew finally said

  • Who is your current cell phone carrier?

It is free.fr

Thanks.

Modified by Pathe

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Hi Pathe,

There is currently no way of backing up your SMS through the operating system or third-party applications that I know of.

Some of the QA developers for Firefox OS created a script for backing up data, but it needs a rooted device and it's not guaranteed to work on a commercial device.

You can find the backup_restore_profile.sh script in the following link:

I hope this answers your question. Please let us know if you have any other question about your Firefox OS device.

Thanks,

- Ralph

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Do you think an SMS backing up feature will be implemented in the future ? I really need it.

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Hi Pathe,

This feature is not planned for v2.2:

You may suggest features and provide feedback through the Input Form from the Advocacy team:

In the meantime, you may also use the backup-restore to perform this tast.

- Ralph