PDA

View Full Version : Any way to RETRIEVE DELETED SMS TEXT MESSAGES???


uzurp
12-17-2007, 11:22 PM
I am trying to find important text messages that are no longer on my device. I absolutely need them! Is there any way to get these any other way? Such as contacting BB? Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

JSanders
12-17-2007, 11:47 PM
Have you any backups of the device to your PC?

If you are certain it has been deleted off the BB, and you have no backup, then no, there is no way.

greggebhardt
12-18-2007, 06:18 AM
Contacting "BB" will not help. Like JSanders said, if you made no back up they are gone!

steach
12-18-2007, 10:06 AM
You would need to contact your service provider.

They keep all text messages on file for a required period (not sure how long), in case any legal action requires cell records to be supeonad (sp?)

I can't say for sure they can release them to you, and it might cost you some $$ to have them recover it, but they definitely have to have them on file in case of legal action.

JSanders
12-18-2007, 10:16 AM
Steach, that is not true. They don't keep them.

JRSCCivic98
12-18-2007, 12:39 PM
Steach, that is not true. They don't keep them.

Actually, they do, but you'll need a court order to get them transcribed to you. I just went through this with T-Mobile and that was the indication they gave me. I'm sure other carriers do the same thing.

steach
12-18-2007, 01:00 PM
They are required to keep them, just as companies are required to keep ALL company email on file for a period of 3-7 years.

They have to be able to produce them if any litigation comes about, but like JRSCCivic98, they may need a court order.

I wasn't sure if they would just released them to a person, and apparently he has been thru this.

jsntrenkler
12-18-2007, 01:44 PM
Yep, they keep them ... Saw a show on Court TV where the judge ordered the SMS messages to be released "Some Kid Killed his Girlfriend."

uzurp
12-18-2007, 03:45 PM
Have you any backups of the device to your PC?

If you are certain it has been deleted off the BB, and you have no backup, then no, there is no way.

I do have backups....but how would I actually access these files?...Also,...do the backups actually keep sms text messages or just other data such as address book, calendar, notes etc.???

Thanks again for your input! I am not on a BES....just the individual software.

JSanders
12-18-2007, 03:48 PM
Your backup keeps all that--check this out:
Free download ABC Amber BlackBerry Convertor, convert, backup and archive IPD files to CHM, PDF, HTML, Word, Access, Excel, CSV, IPD Extractor (http://www.processtext.com/abcblackberry.html)

@<hidden> the others, my apologies. I understood they might have the records of who you sent and received from, but I did not know they actually kept your messages as well, the body of your text, etc.

Another good reason NOT to use SMS.

asiedle
12-18-2007, 04:07 PM
So then next time dont go talking out of your ass.

Why would you state a fact as if you had some knowledge when in fact you are completely wrong?

People like you really piss me off

ezrunner
12-18-2007, 04:14 PM
carriers will not release this info without a court order, and a court isnt gonna just order them to do so, there has to be a very good reason for them to do so.


they are not backed up for general consumer obtainability. so in essence they aren't

Janir
12-18-2007, 04:18 PM
So then next time dont go talking out of your ass.

Why would you state a fact as if you had some knowledge when in fact you are completely wrong?

People like you really piss me off

Maybe because he's the MODERATOR here and has been answering BB and mobile phone questions for a hell of a long time? Sometimes an expert does get it wrong.

Anyone ever tell you NOT to piss off a forum moderator as they have the ability to BAN you?

JSanders
12-18-2007, 04:29 PM
Anyone ever tell you NOT to piss off a forum moderator as they have the ability to BAN you?

We do? Wow, I need to read my job contract a little closer.

So then next time dont go talking out of your ass.

Why would you state a fact as if you had some knowledge when in fact you are completely wrong?

People like you really piss me off

People like you make me look good. I can apologize, and you still come here throwing sticks with your childishd anger and language. If this pisses you off, my advice would be to stay in your home and pull the curtains. If you get out in public and see what the real world is like, you will blow a gasket.

steach
12-18-2007, 04:50 PM
Wow, the man apologized (and as far as i'm concerned didn't need to).
Let it go, take some anger management before you kick your dog.

Its called a mistake, and not everyone is going to know that they have to keep them....its not exactly public knowledge.

aiharkness
12-18-2007, 06:28 PM
Wirelessly posted (8700g: BlackBerry8700/4.2.1 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/100)

Hold your fire, asiedle. I'd guess the carrier's do hold that info for a period of time, but there's not enough in this thread to know for sure either way. No reason to rip into anyone the way you did, and for sure not someone who's doing good here on BBF and may have been in error, and admits it.

mark0341
12-18-2007, 07:39 PM
What about the "freedom of information act" would that allow you to get the txt msg's?

aiharkness
12-18-2007, 07:47 PM
What about the "freedom of information act" would that allow you to get the txt msg's?

That would be access to information held by the government and covered by the act; not information held by an individual or a business or corporation.

Stinsonddog
12-18-2007, 08:47 PM
If no backup and no BES log then no dice.

juwaack68
12-18-2007, 09:28 PM
So then next time dont go talking out of your ass.

Why would you state a fact as if you had some knowledge when in fact you are completely wrong?

People like you really piss me off

Wow. I've never met anyone who is NEVER wrong. Thanks for pointing yourself out.

rambo47
12-18-2007, 09:45 PM
I was only wrong once. That was the time I thought I had made a mistake. :razz:

ezrunner
12-18-2007, 10:01 PM
Wirelessly posted (BlackBerry8800/4.2.1 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/100)

Where is the BBF law?

Lunk could probably shed some light on this whole topic

uzurp
12-18-2007, 11:54 PM
Your backup keeps all that--check this out:
Free download ABC Amber BlackBerry Convertor, convert, backup and archive IPD files to CHM, PDF, HTML, Word, Access, Excel, CSV, IPD Extractor (http://www.processtext.com/abcblackberry.html)

@<hidden> the others, my apologies. I understood they might have the records of who you sent and received from, but I did not know they actually kept your messages as well, the body of your text, etc.

Another good reason NOT to use SMS.

WOW WOW WOW!!!!! THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH!!!!! and yes, those caps are meant! Thank you thank you thank you thank you! You don't know what you've done for me soooooooo thank you! :smile:

John Clark
12-19-2007, 12:14 AM
So then next time dont go talking out of your ass.

Why would you state a fact as if you had some knowledge when in fact you are completely wrong?

People like you really piss me off

This is what's officially called a "thread crap." Someone drops in to post something stupid, off the wall, that doesn't even concern them and into a conversation they haven't even taken part in. I love it. People like you.....well, never mind.

JSanders
12-19-2007, 12:20 AM
It's not the first time that user asiedle has done so.

John Clark
12-19-2007, 01:51 AM
Hmmm....I think I know him. Does he know d5coupe?

aiharkness
12-19-2007, 07:22 AM
That "Find More Post By ..." feature is pretty cool.

greggebhardt
12-19-2007, 07:29 AM
So then next time dont go talking out of your ass.

Why would you state a fact as if you had some knowledge when in fact you are completely wrong?

People like you really piss me off

Look ALL of us learn something new everyday.

The only constant in this forum are people making an ass out of themselves like YOU!

John Clark
12-19-2007, 12:56 PM
Previously banned member coming back with a new user name.

BBRaffey
12-19-2007, 05:15 PM
Thank you John

rambo47
12-19-2007, 09:20 PM
Probably a SideKick user. Man, that would make me mean too. :)