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restore the actual time sms/android

Posted on 2013-06-01
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is there an android sms restore that restores by sent/received time not by the time that I get the new phone

please dont just recommend any sms save/restore app
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Question by:rgb192
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by:Brian Pringle
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The problem is the program that actually backs up the messages.  I performed a backup with one program, reset my phone, and restored with the exact same program and the date/time stamps was set to the time of the restore for ALL files.  

It depends on the information saved by the program performing the backup.  You will not be able to restore them from the carrier.
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I still have the old phone, how do I preform the proper backup
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You will need to look at the different programs that do the backup to see how they timestamp the messages.  I used SMS Backup+ this last time and it seems to have kept the correct date/time stamps AND it copied them to Gmail, which means they are now searchable.  

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.zegoggles.smssync&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwyLDEsImNvbS56ZWdvZ2dsZXMuc21zc3luYyJd
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thanks for restore information

the company mybackup pro says the restore works according to dates sent
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