I’m one of the FP2 users hit by the following bug.
Only solution is to back-up and reset.
I’ve backed up everything except my text messages (SMS) from my Google Android Messages App.
However, among other things this bug prevents:
- from installing new Apps, updating installed Apps (there no way to install SMS Backup & Restore
- from connecting my FP2 to my PC with USB
I’ve managed to access my FP2 internal storage from my PC via TWRP
So I could copy the place/file where Google Messages saved my text messages hoping that would allow me to reinstall them after reset.
But I don’t know what to copy.
FYI, my PC is with Ubuntu, but I can use a Win10 PC if needed.
Thanks a lot for any help!
I have no practical experience with this, but for what it’s worth …
Perhaps you need to use the TWRP terminal to copy this to somewhere else where you can access it from the computer.
Thanks @AnotherElk ! But I haven’t found yet this db file. Anyone else has experience with that? Or could anyone indicate me another forum about general Android issues where I could ask this question, which is not a purely FP issue?
You can do a twrp backup. This creates several extractable files.
It also creates the file recovery.log. There you can search for mmssms.db. In my case it’s at /data/user_de/0/com.android.providers.telephony/databases/
After extracting the compressed files you can find the database there. mmssms.db is an sqlite db. You can possibly later restore it or view the content via an sqlite viewer.
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