How to Get Deleted Texts From an Android SIM Card

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Android is an operating system for mobile phones that is made by Google. Several mobile phone manufacturers including Motorola, Samsung and HTC have produced phones using the Android OS. If you are an owner of one of these phones and you have accidentally deleted a text message, then you will be happy to know that you can easily retrieve it with the right tools.

  • Find a SIM (subscriber identity module) card recovery tool. This device will allow you to connect your SIM card into the USB port on your computer. It will also give you a piece of software that will let you undelete your text messages. See Resources links for where you can purchase these. As of 2010 these tools cost $45 to $99.

  • Turn your computer on and place the CD-ROM that came with your kit into the drive on your computer. Windows will ask if you wish to install the software program and drivers. Click "Yes" and agree to the "Terms and Conditions." Click "Next" and wait for the program to install. When it completes, click "Finish" and reboot your computer.

  • Turn the power on your phone off and take out the SIM card. Insert the SIM card into the recovery device and plug it into your computer's USB port. Turn your computer on.

  • Click the "Start Menu" on your computer and open up the program that came with your SIM card recovery tool. Go to "File" and "Download Text Messages." This will transfer all of the messages from your SIM card (both deleted and undeleted) to the main window in the software program. All deleted text messages will appear highlighted in red. To retrieve it, right-click on it and select "Undelete Message."

Tips & Warnings

  • Note that you will only be able to retrieve text messages whose memory slots have not been overwritten. If they have been overwritten, nothing can retrieve them.

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  • Photo Credit George Doyle & Ciaran Griffin/Stockbyte/Getty Images
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