If you were coming from an android phone why do you need to do the first three steps? Android is tightly integrated with google and it should give you an option to store your sms on gmail anyway. But fiddly to do all that copying to sd and moving to pc when the phone could have done it directly for you in the first place.
If you have back up your text messages, you can restore from the backup.
To restore information from a backup, use one of the following methods after connecting your iOS device to the computer with which you normally sync:
1. Right-click (or Control-click) the device and choose Restore from Backup
2. If you have a new phone, you can connect to iTunes and it will prompt to restore from your backup
Solution from Apple.com.
I had the big misfortune of losing my deleted messages too , but I did get mine back, by downloading [Smart Phone Recovery Pro from Enigma]. I found their user-guides and step-by-step tutorials quite useful. I tried some others as well, but they didn't work so well. This one did.
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It is really sad when something important like text messages in our androif phone deleted and most of us worry if we can retrieve them. And I know that Android Data Recovery software is not bad. And it can help you directly recover SMS, contacts, photos & video on Android, or recover lost data from SD Card for Android. What's more, it can recover android pdf files, word files, and more. So if you lost important files from your Samsung Galaxy due to accidental deletion, unexpected formatting of SD card on your Samsung or other improper operations and reasons. Please don't worry!You can recover anything. And I use iPhone, too. I once met the same question and I finally recover them. And you can know more about retrieving text messages after deletion in some related webs.
Lost SMS on Android phone due to delete or format the SD card is actually very common nowadays.
You need to know the deletion won't wipe the real data that have saved on your Android phone memory card, they are still there. But you should not use your phone to send or receive messages now because at present there's no known way to extract deleted messages that have been overwritten. There are plenty of solutions to recover deleted messages from Android phones, but one of the best is Android Recovery.
How to Recover Deleted Messages from Android