Need help recovering text message

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    My sister gave me her x with strict instructions to not delete a text message she needed. I contact the local Verizon store and they tell me to activate the phone, don't sync contacts, forward the msg to my sis, then im good to go.
    So I activate the phone then go to txt messages to forward to sis but it's not there.
    Can anyone help me? Is the message somewhere on the phone?
    One thing I forgot to mention...I backed up her sd card before I activated the phone.
    Any suggest?

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    How did you back up the phone? What app?
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    I didn't use an app...just used usb cable and connected to laptop.
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    So you didn't do a nandroid backup? Or were the messages on her memory card?

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    No. Didn't do an android backup. Did what the guy at Verizon told me to do. Obviously the text message was in the phones memory. Did the phone perform a hard reset when I activated it? Is that why the message isn't there?
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    If it did do a hard reset I'm not sure you can get it back unless I'm wrong.

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    No but you probably can't retrieve it if it's not there.

    It gets stored in data in the phone memory I believe.

    If there was a reset done or an activate and reboot, it might have screwed you up.

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