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I own a HTC Desire, and HTC issued a Firmware update last weekend. The update installed fine, but it caused problems with the Android Market, in that when I went to download something, the status bar would just continually say "Download Starting". I contacted HTC about my problem and they informed me that I would have to perform a factory reset of my phone. However, in doing this, I will lose any SMS messages saved and applications that are installed. The applications can be reinstalled, but my SMS messages will be lost. I have seen that there are apps that can backup SMS messages, but as I cannot install any apps due to my Market problems, is there any other way of backing my messages up?

Cheers in advance,
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If you know the app you want, you can try the author's website for an APK.

Personally I use SMS Backup & Restore http://android.rites...-backup-restore which seems to have links to download from places other than the marketplace.

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titanium backup is the best
its fast too ;)
worth every penny

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or instead of hard resetting, try a few things first.

have you by chance recently changed your google account from @googlemail.com to @gmail.com? if so, change it back. this will solve the market issue and allow you to backup your SMS. then you can change it to Gmail again if you really want to and then hard reset.

if you haven't done that, then try going to settings > applications > manage applications
find and clear cache/clear data and force stop Market, download manager and google talk

that often helps with the 'starting download' thing.

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or instead of hard resetting, try a few things first.

have you by chance recently changed your google account from @googlemail.com to @gmail.com? if so, change it back. this will solve the market issue and allow you to backup your SMS. then you can change it to Gmail again if you really want to and then hard reset.

if you haven't done that, then try going to settings > applications > manage applications
find and clear cache/clear data and force stop Market, download manager and google talk

that often helps with the 'starting download' thing.

Man I wish I had seen this before hard resetting. Yea I had recently changed from @googlemail.com to @gmail.com
Thanks anyways!

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+1 for android sms backup & restore. titanium backup is also good but need root.


Edited by Diage, 30 April 2014 - 10:32 AM.

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The  Android Mobile Manager is the best tool to backup HTC SMS.


Edited by Erikkl, 23 July 2014 - 06:57 AM.

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