How can I recover SMS messages from a water damaged Droid Pro?

Ben Stegner March 15, 2013
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Hi there. I’m going to try to keep this brief, because there’s a lot going on.

Basically, my friend used to have a Droid Pro. She wants some important texts off the phone. Problem is, she dropped the phone in water and it’s messed up. This was some time ago, so it’s dry now.

When she gave it to me, it was hanging at the red Motorola logo for about 3-5 minutes, then going into the bootloader with a BATTERY LOW, CANNOT PROGRAM error.

So I bought her a new battery and charged it up using a friend’s old Droid 1. Now, I get BATTERY OK, OK TO PROGRAM.

Now, I have absolutely no experience with ever rooting a phone or anything like that. So I looked up online and found RSD Lite 6.1.5, and the SBF file DROIDPRO 2.26.20. I flashed it, and the RSD screen said PASS. However, when I reboot the phone now, I get a (now black-and-white) Motorola logo for about 5 minutes, then a bootloader with BATTERY OKAY again. I tried wiping the cache from the recovery menu with no result.

My question is, is there any way I can get into the phone without a factory reset? It looks like I have to do that to get the phone working, but if I do that I wipe the phone, which removes the purpose of saving the SMS messages.

Thanks for reading, and I really appreciate any comments on the matter.

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  1. maria cater
    March 18, 2013 at 2:39 am

    i don't think u can recover the lost message~

  2. Jeff Brown
    March 15, 2013 at 11:18 pm

    I do believe if you used RSD and flashed a SBF file you basically did a factory reset. Try a form at xdadevelopers. Or find @p3droid on twitter. He is one smart Moto guy

  3. ha14
    March 15, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    it can be hardware problem so software will not help.

    pull the battery and insert again? reboot

    Droid bootloader. Press X+power on, then Volume up and Camera
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/cizake/4087662259/

    you could recover sms if backup was done backup the SMS directly into GMail.
    http://www.appbrain.com/app/sms-backup/tv.studer.smssync

    perhaps to recover from the sim card there are some shareware that claim to do it, like card recovery, sim card recovery...
    http://news.softpedia.com/news/How-to-Recover-Deleted-Text-Messages-from-an-Android-SIM-Card-179046.shtml