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How do I back up messages on ZTE Open?

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My Open is still running FFOS 1.0 and I want to update it. Since the 'check for updates' method keeps telling me there was a problem downloading updates I'm getting ready to try the SD card method. I've downloaded the relevant update from http://www.ztedevices.com/support/smart_phone/cba40ed6-d3ab-44c0-bdee-3a15803dc187.html and backed up my contacts using the Con Backup app from the marketplace, but I can't find a similarly easy way to back up my messages, and was hoping someone here could point me at something helpful - all I can find is https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/Firefox_OS/Firefox_OS_build_prerequisites#Backup_the_phone_system_partition and (whilst my laptop runs Ubuntu as well as Windows so I could theoretically try that and probably will if there's no alternative) it's frankly way over my head, so something with a bit more hand-holding or would be immensely useful.

Other potentially relevant info: I own and thus have easy access to Windows 7 and XP, and Ubuntu 13.10, and could probably borrow laptops running WIndows 8.1 and OS X for a few hours/overnight if I asked nicely enough.

My Open is still running FFOS 1.0 and I want to update it. Since the 'check for updates' method keeps telling me there was a problem downloading updates I'm getting ready to try the SD card method. I've downloaded the relevant update from http://www.ztedevices.com/support/smart_phone/cba40ed6-d3ab-44c0-bdee-3a15803dc187.html and backed up my contacts using the Con Backup app from the marketplace, but I can't find a similarly easy way to back up my messages, and was hoping someone here could point me at something helpful - all I can find is https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/Firefox_OS/Firefox_OS_build_prerequisites#Backup_the_phone_system_partition and (whilst my laptop runs Ubuntu as well as Windows so I could theoretically try that and probably will if there's no alternative) it's frankly way over my head, so something with a bit more hand-holding or would be immensely useful. Other potentially relevant info: I own and thus have easy access to Windows 7 and XP, and Ubuntu 13.10, and could probably borrow laptops running WIndows 8.1 and OS X for a few hours/overnight if I asked nicely enough.

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patrickmc
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Hello joshua.pond,

Thank you for contacting Mozilla Support. Unfortunately those instructions are the only way to back up messages for the time being. Some kind soul may work on an app similar to the backup contacts, so keep an eye out on our Marketplace.

Cheers, Patrick

Hello joshua.pond, Thank you for contacting Mozilla Support. Unfortunately those instructions are the only way to back up messages for the time being. Some kind soul may work on an app similar to the backup contacts, so keep an eye out on our Marketplace. Cheers, Patrick