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Droid 4 SMS Messages - No Date?

Discussion in 'Droid 4 Tech Support' started by drfsupercenter, Nov 1, 2013.

  1. drfsupercenter

    drfsupercenter New Member

    Jan 1, 2011
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    So I've been having this weird problem since I got my phone.

    I notice that basically any text messages I restore from a backup program, whether it's SMS Backup/Restore, MyBackup, Titanium Backup, Handcent SMS, etc etc - the date always shows the current date and not the original message date.

    This is kind-of a problem, since my messages have occasionally wiped themselves out leaving me only stuck with the backups.

    So I took the .db file from the /data folder (I actually got the exact location from this forum), and tried opening it with a SQLite editor on my PC. Surely enough, the date column was "0" for every single message.

    Is there a particular reason why this is? And how does the phone even store the dates you send/receive messages if they aren't stored with the SMS's themselves? I need some way to back up and restore my messages that will preserve the dates - right now literally the only option is a complete nandroid backup, which is a real pain.
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