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Transferring Text Msgs From broken Centro to new Centro

by ccoker3927 / September 18, 2008 6:27 AM PDT

Is there ANYONE ANYWHERE who can tell me how to do this. I cannot lose all of my messages when I get a new phone (mine is broken but functional) I simply want all of my text messages to go from my old , broken Palm Centro to a brand new Palm Centro (or onto my computer, for that matter). PLEASE HELP!!!! Thanks! Happy

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"broken, but functional"
by Kees Bakker / September 18, 2008 6:34 AM PDT

If it's fully functional, use the usual method to copy them to your PC (sorry, I don't know what that method is, but there should be one). Then the "broken" part of your story isn't relevant.

If it's only half functional, and the usual method doesn't work anymore, it depends on the exact defect, I think (or, said otherwise: what half exactly is functional).

Besides, this might prove the necessity of backup. With phones, you never know if you lose them, or drop them or when they fail. So it makes sense to backup everything you don't want to lose to (for example) your PC regularly. Between the lines of your question I read you didn't do that. That means taking a certain risk, as you might experience now.


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Palm Centro Text Message Transfer
by ccoker3927 / September 18, 2008 6:42 AM PDT

Thanks for your prompt response....I sync my phone to my pc every other day but the text message log doesn't get backed up (anywhere I can find). The people at the Sprint store told me there isn't a way to do it, but I've found the people on Cnet forums prove to be FAR more resourceful than someone at the store. If you can tell me how to go in and get them out of my phone, I'm open. The only broken components of my phone, btw, are the ringer on/off switch and the volume down button on the side. The "guts" are fine. Thanks again for the response, lemme know if you have any other info to share! Happy

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Doing a backup ..
by Kees Bakker / September 18, 2008 7:20 AM PDT

and it being incomplete, that's annoying to say the least. Trust Bob, he's a Palm expert.

Google found me this program:
If you happen to have a Mac, it seems to be what you need! might be useful also. You might find more googling for PALM CENTRO BACKUP SMS or a comparable search.

The discussion in is disappointing, but it points you to the palm forums. If anybody knows the answer (in addition to Bob) he should be there.


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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 18, 2008 6:38 AM PDT

But I do write applications on the Palm. Did you try naming your new user on the new Palm the same as your old Palm and hot syncing it?

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