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I'm using these. Both apps has the same dev, so the functionality of them are nearly identical. The cool thing is you can set up a daily scheduled backup, exp. at 1am, saved out onto the internal storage, or uploaded to dropbox/google drive.
Just use this:
I'm tired of waiting for Google to implement something simple.
I've used SMS Backup and Restore for years now without issue: [link]
It lets you export to a file that you can do what you want with. It also supports uploading to Dropbox or Google Drive.
Only thing I don't like about it is the UI can be a tad confusing but maybe that's just me?
Don't discuss details of the case past what you've posted here. It could compromise it and cause an adverse ruling.
You should do the following:
print to PDF (and paper!) and archive all your phone bills / usage statements for those lines, effective back to when you first started
export call / SMS logs from them if possible (Android can do it fairly easily with SMS Backup & Restore, which is free - iOS requires paid tools to do so, IIRC)
back up any and all written communications with your managers (if it's Outlook / Exchange, export it to PST; if it's POP or IMAP, export the mailbox file).
Try to avoid verbal communication with them unless you can record it; TN is a one-party state, so you can do so without risk.
There's more, but I'm running on only 14 cups of coffee right now, so I'm not up to snuff.
The Smart Switch app that comes preinstalled on the phone should do it just fine, but if not, the best app I've found is SMS Backup & Restore. I was able to copy my old texts over without a problem. My old phone had SD which was easier but seeing as the 6P doesn't, get this add-on which allows you to save the backups to the cloud (Google Drive or Dropbox), then install both on your S7 as well and restore them there.
say a prayer and hope to god they are backed up.
in all seriousness though. here is what I do
any other questions, just shoot. I can usually clean flash an image and be back up and running within an hour without much work.
I use SMS Backup and Restore. You can extract single conversations or the entire message store and generate a PDF (which is searchable) if needed. I use it whenever I switch to a new phone, bringing 20,000 SMS and MMS messages over each time.
I just used the single conversation feature to pull out a message stream to support a potential lawsuit against a contractor. It creates a nice conversation format that it easy to read and present to someone.
For years (before I rooted), I used SMS backup and Restore.
It backs up all your SMS to a file and can restore them to your new phone. It also does call logs, which can be handy to copy across.
It can backup to SD card, or even Google Drive etc.
If I wasn't rooted, I'd still be using this.
I've been using SMS Backup and Restore for the last year. [link]
You can set it for regular backups, and then when switching or wiping phones, I do a special backup, and use it to restore with. Best app I've found for this.
I have had great success with the following app for the last year or so.
Allows backing up to Google drive.
SMS backup restore
I use SMS Backup and Restore. Download the app on your old phone and it lets you back up your messages (both SMS and MMS, despite its name) either to Google Drive or a .zip file, and then you can download the app on your new phone and restore all your messages from that backup to Android Messages in just a few minutes. It's a simple app, but it works really well, and I've since set it up to back up all messages to my Google Drive every night. Hope it helps you out!
Been using this since the OG Droid days. Backs up SMS and MMS, including emoji and pictures, and can sync with the cloud.
you can use sms backup & restore. Make sure after you make your backup to move it to the cloud or to a PC prior to doing the reset. This will also give you the option to back up call logs.
I don't know which messaging app you use but I use this for Google's messenger. [link]
It will back up all text messages and call logs into an XML file. Then you can move those to a flash drive or computer. Then when the time comes all you have to do is drop it in the new phone and restore it from that app again.
I'm not sure if it will work with other texting apps however (like Viber or hangout). So make sure to do a little research on how to backup those specific apps.
SMS Backup &amp; Restore
This app does that, you can set it to backup automatically and upload to Dropbox or google drive
This may not be want you want but perhaps clearing all your SMS messages and starting over might be best.
You can use SMSBackup and Restore to backup your MMS and SMS messages. And use Helium Backup To backup your apps and data.
It doesn't relate directly to your HDD at all. SMS Backup & Restore is a way to create a backup of your SMS/MMS messages and/or call log as .XML files.
The backup can be created on the Android device itself, uploaded to Google Drive or Dropbox, or a combination.
Once the backup has successfully completed, you can either download the backup from Google Drive/Dropbox or connect your device and copy it over directly to your HDD.
Backup call logs and texts internally or to an external source. I do SD card and cloud storage everyday at a specific time (does this automatically).
Contacts: just enable to sync your contacts for your Google account in the Settings of your device. They will be available in Google Contacts, but you do not need to use the Google Contacts app to access them, just use your stock Contacts app.
Messages: there are literally dozens or hundreds of apps that do this. I recommend this: [link]
Images: Use Google Photos for unlimited storage backup in high quality of your photos.
WhatsApp: The official WhatsApp backup for your conversations between other app files on Google Drive has been in existence for some years now. If you have not yet activated this, do so.
i like sms backup & restore
you can backup, then restore while checking for duplicates...also it is my preferred backup solution for MMS/SMS
Actually, text messages take up very little storage.
Practical solution: Transfer your music/videos/photos onto an external hard disk, since these usually take up the most storage. Delete apps that you've never used within the past month, and clear the caches of apps such as FB/Twitter/Instagram as they can become bloated over time.
If you still don't have any space and want to backup your messages, you can use SMS Backup & Restore for Android. For iPhone, you can backup to iTunes or iCloud.
Hope this helps!
Not sure about going through the setup wizard; I think you have to factory reset and wipe all of your data to get that menu back. Hopefully there's an easier way but I haven't been able to find it yet.
Best solution I can think of would be to use SMS Backup & Restore on your Moto X, move the backup file to your Pixel, then use the same app to restore on the Pixel. Despite the name, it supports MMS photo and video messages, and group threads perfectly well in my experience.
Also if you use whatsapp you can set backups to daily in there. So anytime you have to install whatsapp all your messages (including media) are there. It backs up to your onedrive or google drive account.
For SMS I use SMSbackup & Restore
Before you do this you can back up all your text messages with this app: [link] I do this all the time, you can easily restore them when you're back up and ready.
I use this for texts
Everything else is either cloud backup, or files are manually backed up. Anything that doesn't fit those are lost, but it's usually not much
If your contacts are google synced, it should happen automatically.
There are many apps out there to copy and replace text messages. Here's a well regarded one:
I do find MMS times get messed up with restoring though.
Unfortunately, the "restore" app/flow is only accessible during the "setup" stage of the phone after a factory reset... which is honestly kind of frustrating, but it is what it is.
As far as SMS/MMS backup and restore goes, my personal favorite app to use is SMS Backup & Restore.
You need to provide more details for "sms can not be restored after the device is completely reset" before others can give any useful suggestions. SMS Backup & Restore works well on all my Android devices.
SMS Backup and Restore should work for call logs and SMS/MMS. Contacts will transfer if you have them on SIM or if you have them on your Google account. And yeah, Titanium Backup should work for apps. Pictures should also stay so long as you only wipe data and system and not your internal SD.
I just switched from the 5S to OP3, so maybe I can help out with your questions.
The phone is fast. Much faster than the 5S. You'll like it. My 5S is actually still working and not quite sluggish but I got tired with Apple's BS with the iPhone 7 and put in my order for the OP3 shortly after the Pixel was announced.
I was never a fan of the Android UI but I think it was much later that I realized I wasn't a fan of Samsung's UI (TouchWiz). I've had the Google Nexus 7 tablet and a LG G Pad III tablet so I got used to the Android look and feel from those two devices. OP3/OxygenOS is very much like stock Android, so it's fine. I actually found the UI change refreshing.
It might take a little bit of time to find all the options in the Settings menu (from my own experience). Some of the options are hidden in the Settings menu...
OP3 supports Android Pay. Don't know about Auto.
If there's a stock app you don't like, you can switch it out with a different app. This is what I like most with Android. I've swapped out their default SMS app with Textra.
Fingerprint reader is blazing fast. So fast. The fingerprint reader on my 5S would muck up and not be able to read my finger sometimes so the reader on the OP3 is wow.
Battery life is great, as is Dash Charging. I've been charging my OP3 once every 2 days.
I like how rooting your phone doesn't void the OP warranty. I'm not much into customizations but it's nice to know since jailbreaking iPhones would void all sorts of things.
Things you should do when you make the switch:
Turn off iMessage to prevent missing messages after you make the change,
You can back up and transfer your texts from iOS to Android using SMS Backup and Restore ([link])
You can also transfer your WhatsApp messages by using WazzapMigrator ([link])
I've always used SMS Backup & Restore. It saves your texts in an XML file. Make sure to email yourself the backup or save it elsewhere as well, just in case.
SMS Backup and Restore. You Don't need root.
This application will move your SMS and call logs.
All apps if you have Google Sync enabled.
Signal is a bit basic (as intended) just for SMS use.
Check out QKSMS instead.
Every SMS app that just fetches the SMS from the internal SMS storage is compatible with SMS Backup & Restore (this one). In addition Signal has its own export feature which iirc is compatible (same file format) with SMS Backup & Restore.
They're supposed to be backed up, and you can confirm by going into your backup settings on your phone, but I use SMS Backup & Restore just in case.
I've used [link] with success before. It backs up your SMSes into an XML file you can restore afterwards. I just save it straight to Google Drive.
SMS Backup and Restore will save your text messages as a .xml file that you can then open in a browser or word and it will be formatted and readable.
It will back up to your cloud storage service of choice, or you can email the log to yourself. You can also set tasks to auto-backup on a regular basis. (I have mine add to an .xml file daily on google drive at 3am, works great).
There's this guide posted 2 months ago which I used to root and flash my device.
Most people use either Chroma or MinimalOS, though I'm not sure what the pros and cons of either are.
To backup photos you'll either need to manually copy and paste them via a PC or do a cloud back up to the service of your choice (Google Photos is good).
To back up SMS this app is good and lets you cloud backup to a variety of services.
SMS Backup & Restore has become the de-facto standard in SMS and call log backup on Android devices.
It outputs an .xml with all message threads and can also backup MMS content. The .xml's can be restored on any other Android device by the same app, but are also natively readable by many other messenger apps (e.g. Signal).
Worked every time without a hitch for me.
Seconding SMS Backup & Restore. Great app, been using it since I first got an Android. Backs up your SMS and MMS into an XML file.
While LG Backup is great, it's not a great idea for the long term as the amount of data you have on your phone grows exponentially, and you'll likely only backup your phone once a week if you're extra paranoid. Here's how I do it instead:
Whenever possible, log into apps with either your Google or Facebook accounts. That way you won't forget the login details, and many of these apps have either "Sign in with Google/Facebook or use a local account" anyways, so that's safer.
Use Google's services to backup photos, calendars, and contacts.
WhatsApp has a backup-to-Drive service that you have to enable in settings.
Enable cloud saving in every game you play. If the game doesn't support it, email the developers. It's crucial and easy enough to implement with Play Games.
Apps like SMS Backup & Restore help you periodically and automatically backup SMS messages to the cloud (G Cloud is another good alternative, but the one I gave a link to is 100% free etc)
If you live in the US and other select countries, you can use Google Music to cloud backup your music.
If you don't, or if you just want to sync any other folder to Drive but also keep a local copy in your preferred location, you may use Autosync or similar apps.
unfortunately no, we (the r/android community) have been wanting this for a LONG time. there just isn't something like for android without root. but here is what we do have.
so its not a "one solution" type thing....though if you utilize all of them, restoring a phone is fairly painless. last time i had to start fresh, it literally took me like 30-40 minutes to get it back to where I was before. I tend to only use apps from competent developers (many of them from r/android) who utilize the backup/restore features. i have just under 100 apps installed and it still only took that long.
again, not perfect, but not that bad either.
I use this app. [link]
Backup on your phone with the app and either email or save the .xml somewhere and download the app on her phone and restore using the same app. Should take no more than 5 minutes(minus the time it takes to back up your texts/restore)
I've used an app before that lets you backup SMS [link] then just restore it with the same app on your new phone. (Source: successfully migrated my SMS from an aging HTC One M7 to a Nexus 6P. I hope it works for Samsung.)
As for contacts, I suggest you save or move them to your Google account. It'll be loaded automatically on your new phone once you sign in.
I've used the combination of SMS Backup & Restore and SMS Backup+ on all of my Android devices since way back when.
The first one keeps a local SMS archive backup in XML format and does an excellent job of migrating all of my SMS, MMS, and group conversation threads between any Android device (fresh wipes, new phones, etc.). It has really good additional features for scheduled backups being pushed to cloud storage overnight or whenever you set it.
The second one is a really good on-the-fly backup that pushes every new message to a custom Label in my Gmail account a few minutes after I receive it. (I don't like using it for restoring SMS, although it has that feature. It still doesn't restore MMS after many years in development :P) I suspect that you'll be most wary of this app in comparison to the battery-hogging AT&T Backup. Don't be. SMS Backup+ has never been a battery hog in the slightest in all my years of often shitty battery life Android phones.
If its rooted, you could use Titanium. If not, Google will restore your apps, but not the data. Text messages can be backed up with an app in the play store like SMS backup and Restore.
Backup your text messages ([link])
Make sure you transfer the files from your phone to computer (they should be in SMS Backup folder in the main storage), once you have those files on your computer, then factory reset (if you reset it will delete those files, so make sure to back them up first, through Cloud, manual file transfer, whatever work). Transfer files back to phone, install app and restore.
First off, that website you linked seems highly suspicious and I doubt it's legitimate.
Now to answer your question. You can use an app like this to make an XML backup of your text messages which you can transfer to your PC.
Unless RCS is different, there are like a billion apps that backs up text messages in the play store. Most of them even have the option to back up straight your Google Drive or Dropbox. I used sms back up apps a lot back then when I kept switching roms.
I've used this one before
Awesome! Congrats on the phone shipping! Did you get a notification or did you check manually.
This App is fantastic for backing up your phone texts. Depending on what phone youre coming from there are native Apps by the manufacturers too. Like my Moto X has Motorola Migrate.
For SMS, use SMS Backup and Restore (no root required):
Your contacts should be synced with Google since the Droid Turbo should have been linked to a Google account from the start as it's Android. If the Verizon contacts are somehow seen as SIM contacts or are otherwise not stored in Google's cloud -- check the Contacts section in your Google/Gmail account that's synced to your Droid Turbo -- you will need to convert those to Google/Gmail contacts or export them from Verizon's sync.
I don't have suggestions for the phone history.
Pretty smooth. I set up the 5T as new and only downloaded apps I actually needed. I had my SMS backed up using Carbonite's SMS Backup and Restore so I'd have all my old texts. Unlocked the bootloader and rooted using Magisk immediately, just so I didn't have to wipe anything. I'm still on OxygenOS and I think I'm going to stick with it since the Oreo update should be out today or soon enough. Likely once more stable Oreo ROM's are out I'll switch, but I think I'm going to be using OOS for a while.
Use this instead. Copies all SMS as well as MMS and emojis. Much more comprehensive. I've also noticed that when using the wired tool it tends to only copy the most recent texts and not all of them for whatever reason. Which is why I now use this.
SMS Backup & Restore (from Carbonite)
messenger uses SMS only, they need to be backed up to internal storage. you can do with with an app. I use SMS backup and restore this has been working great for me for a couple years. just make sure to export it out to a cloud drive if your internal memory is going to get wiped.
hangouts uses messaging over data...all conversations get stored in the cloud. if you used hangouts for SMS, those will NOT get backed up automatically. thats just one benefit of using a messenger over traditional "old school" sms/mms
SMS Backup & Restore - been using this for years now. Backs up my SMS and call logs to Google Drive every night without fail and I have text messages on my Oneplus 3 that I sent from my Nexus One.
I used this years ago to save my SMS, no clue if it works in Marshmallow though. Worth a shot, I think you can save to Dropbox or Drive.
It sounds like the quick charger is usually the first to go out, I've had lots of luck using other standard USB cables from prior phones.
These are actually three different questions.
Calendar events and contact info should come through. Might take a little time.
Apps and (some) app data. [link]
Google doesn't backup texts. You can use this [link] to backup texts and calls from your old phone and restore to the new one
I recently did this and was surprised at how many of my apps had manual backup/auto backup. only had to sign into a few apps and thats it.
Without an unlocked bootloader, here are some of the steps I would do:
After that, I think you're good to go.
There may be a few apps (usually games) that you might want to make sure you have copies of the App Data.
Other than that I usually just make a 10.5 GB SMS/MMS backup using SMS Backup & Restore. (It's 10.5 GB because I don't think I've deleted a text message since 2014)
I would assume that you are also using Google Photos, so your photos and videos should be saved there.
There might also be some things in your downloads folder you might want to save. I usually just let those go because they're typically apk's or PDF's to menus.
Basically if it's on your phone and you think you might want it in their future Google how to copy it from your phone. If you're rooted there are tools to create a complete backup of your phone a bit more easily than cherry picking what you want to keep.
The article is a little old, but you can use just about any SMS backup app that connects to your GMail. I recommend SMS Backup by Carbonite.
So my general backup/transfer procedure is:
Use Sms Backup and Restore on the playstore its the best !! https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.riteshsahu.SMSBackupRestore
Please don't follow those random tutorials. I don't have time to read them but most of the time they're wrong. I'll get you instructions when I get home from school.
For backup you can use Google's built-in backup (if it is supported) or you can root (I'll help you with that too if you want) and use Titanium Backup. Or you can use this for simple stuff like SMS and call logs.
It won't get rid of root. But keep in mind ADB backup/restore is not very good. I doubt it will get app data and the rest is kind of pointless. For SMS/MMS/Call logs I suggest this. Contacts and installed apps should already be on your Google account. As for app data, that depends on the app. Some backup to the cloud, some don't. I suggest going through the apps that don't and see if they have a manual backup/restore feature.
No, only backup user apps, because system data is very specific to firmware versions, and can cause issues if you restore it. Also, on a related note, Titanium has issues backing up SMS messages, so for that I'd recommend SMS Backup & Restore.
Use the batch action. Menu - Batch Actions - Redo backups for modified data.
Yes, but if you want you can manually backup the backup. They're stored in /sdcard/TitaniumBackup
PS: If this answers your query, please reply with "solved". Thanks!
I'm not sure about WhatsApp, because I've never used it before, but I use an app called SMS Backup and Restore to back up my texts. It gives you a file, which you can backup to the cloud and restore from after you reset.
I've been scouring around, and I cannot find an answer to your question. If you made a backup of your original image prior to flashing (I hope you did), I would suggest rolling back to that, and using an app such as SMS Backup & Restore. There are others, but this one has been around for several years and works great.
For the SMS texts, you could use this. It can save them on your phone or in a gmail account. Then restore them from gmail, or a copy saved to your computer from the donor phone.
AFAIK, no it won't. Phone logs and SMS storage is handled by a system app called 'Phone and Messaging Storage'
Have a backup just to be sure. I use this [link]
Contacts with display pictures will transfer if you have your contacts stored to your Google account and not your phone.
For SMS/MMS, [link] . You can choose the conversations and whether you want MMS messages or not. It will save the file to a location on your device. I usually just upload this to my Google Drive. On the new phone, install the app, download that file to your downloads folder, and choose the restore option in the app. It will ask you what file you want to use. Voila! Works great, but makes the texting app slow for a while as everything gets situated.
> Yeah it's pretty unbelievable that I can't just sign in to a new android device and have my messages get sync'd.
You can though.
>I had to buy an app to backup my sms to my google drive, that's how ridiculous it is on android.
Given that SMS Backup & Restore is free and has worked flawlessly for years (back when Android didn't auto backup), I think this might be you being more ridiculous than Android.
I use SMS Backup and Restore for backing up and restoring text messages and phone history. Just save them to your external SD card, wipe internal storage, flash, and restore.
For contacts, Google automatically backs them up in the cloud if you have your Google account as default account for new contacts (check this in the Contacts settings).
If you're concerned about saving text messages, get something like SMS Backup and Restore and let it back up texts and call log (if you want) to your Google Drive.
It may take a while, so leave it plugged in and connected to wifi. Super handy app that I paid for the ad-free version of because it's so useful.
It can also back up to your SD card if you want, and it will do a backup on a schedule as well.
The only thing that I can think of that may be stored directly on the sim are your contacts. All of my contacts are linked to my Google account so when I logged into that during phone setup they synced. If you don't have this set up, it either may be worth setting up, or talking with somebody in store about your options when you go to ask for a new sim, they may be able to help/advise for your situation.
For other things such as SMS/Apps/Photos/Music you will need to look at transferring those from your OPO to your OP2, but you shouldn't lose any of these from your OPO unless you restore it. It may be that they are synced with Google Photos/Music so may sync if you log into your Google account during setup.
If you are bothered about your SMS you will have to manually back those up using an app such as this, save the backup somewhere and then restore that backup onto your new phone.
I used Helium to transfer my data from my N5 to 6P this afternoon (both using Marshmallow). Have you googled to see if anyone else has that issue and possibly a solution for it?
I've noticed that some android apps don't allow app data backups because a lot of mine were greyed out on Helium which is unfortunate but those weren't too tricky to get set up. As for Hangouts stuff, anything that's not SMS should be synced with your Google Account and will be transferred immediately however I did use something called SMS Backup and Restore many years ago so maybe give that a try?
Maybe do what /u/Section_80 said and give Titanium Backup a try.
Your options are limited because you're bootloader is locked and your device isn't rooted. You can backup your texts with SMS Backup & Restore. Your contacts should be synced to your Google account. As for app data, you won't be able to back that up without root. At least, as far as I'm aware.
Agreed. Textra has been good so far. The only two issues I've noticed are minor. One is that setting notification and response options per-contact is time consuming. The other thing is the app doesn't make a notification sound for the contact if the screen is focused on the conversation. This isn't a huge deal, but I like to leave my screen on and go do other things while chatting with people, so not hearing is a drag.
So Textra and Emoji Switcher Root have worked. I also use and recommend SMS Backup & Restore ([link]). It has been a good way to keep text backups, and it also works with Dropbox to upload to the cloud.
Get SMS & Backup & Restore, then get this add-on and you can back your SMS's up to Google Drive etc automatically
You can backup and restore your text messages to your gmail account or you may choose to follow the other commenters' suggetions and use SMS Backup and Restore.
I use SMS Backup & Restore (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.riteshsahu.SMSBackupRestore). Works great.
Google will only ask the first time whether you want to redownload previously downloaded apps and settings. If you choose NO, you can always go to your app list in the Play Store and manually select multiple apps to re-download.
Only apps which support backups to Google Drive will restore the data once re-downloaded. Except for WhatsApp, I haven't found any other apps which currently support this feature.
I don't see why apps backed up in Titanium in your S3 can't be restored to the Pure. If you want all the data back then I would suggest you take this route.
I personally use SMS Backup & Restore for backing up text messages (LINK)
If you're still unable to transfer the rest, you try using SMS Backup and Restore. It can automatically place your backup on Google Drive, where you simply open it up on your S8 to import.
Download this and send the .xml file to me. If some Government mook is archiving all your conversations you won't have a problem with me doing it right?
Are you married? Do you hit your wife, your kids?
Have you ever thought about killing yourself? You've been tracked by Google analytics on every site you've been on, it would be pretty easy to tell if you did.
Is there something wrong in your life? Are you unhappy? Is that why you're so afraid of the terrorists? Did something happen to make you afraid?
What's it like being so angry that you'd give up your privacy just to feel safe against a threat that's only killed two people in the last decade? It's much more likely you'll be beaten to death by cops, that your kid will be beaten to death by a cop.
Is it worth it, knowing surveillance will be used against activists? That your kids will never be able to stand up for what they believe in? Will you be okay when news breaks about torture chambers here like the ones in Chicago and someone in your life just disappears?
Is it okay with you if it mostly just affects Muslims and poor immigrants?
I use this app. It works with Textra (my main messaging app) and I have linked the app to my dropbox account. Hence it goes to the cloud.
SMS Backup & Restore restores like a champ; I've used it reliably for years to restore many thousands of SMS/MMS on fresh ROM installs, new devices, etc. It also has the ability to run a restore and skip duplicates, to your second point.
That said, I think your overall point still stands in that it is probably not worth it to do on a regular basis (e.g. not just when setting up your phone from scratch). SMS Backup & Restore batch process takes a lot of time once you build up a few thousand messages and MMS attachments. At least, I wouldn't want to do it more often then once every few months.
To /u/anotherfiz question about Drive backup... sort of? You can upload the backup file (an .XML by default I believe) to Google Drive automatically with scheduled backups and retrieve it from there. I suspect you were thinking more about auto app backups from 7.1. Like you said, I don't think there's a way right now to access those backup files without resetting.
SMS Backup and Restore
Also Call Logs Backup and Restore by the same author.
If you want to backup your texts and call logs use these two apps. I used them when I switched from a Note 4 and it was quick and seamless.
For your contacts they should be linked to your Google account.
Yeah they're all in my messaging app. I back up the message threads that are important to me ever so often with a third-party app called Sms backup
I did the same and flashing SuperSU is necessary. I ended up wiping and clean flashing just to start fresh but that wasn't necessary. I did it anyway because I had already backed up my apps with Titanium Backup and my texts with SMS Backup & Restore.
Keep in mind that your modem won't get updated if you're using TWRP. I had to reboot into fastboot mode and manually flash the COS12.1 modem.
I know you already have something setup, but I've been using this app with great success for SMS backup. It uploads to Drive or Dropbox or whatever, too.
Are you from Vietnam?
I have the same phone (ls997 running us996 rom). I used this guide and it worked for me: [link].
You need to backup data on your phone first, I suggest this app for messages: [link]
When you rooted, every time the phone restarts, it'll show red triangle warned you your phone is not secure, just ignore it and wait for 10 seconds, it'll disappear and continue to boot normally.
Texts and pictures, not emails. All other app data will be deleted as well. There are a few apps on the app store to back up messages, I use SMS Backup and Restore which creates an XML file you can put on your PC, then drop bit back onto the phone and restore after the factory reset. You'd have to backup any photos manually though.
I've used this before and it works fine: [link]
Google does back up some data to Google drive; SMS was part of that in the past but had issues with reliability. I'd use an app just to be sure.
You could try that app. If that doesn't work I don't think you will be able to get them back. I personally use an iPhone so I can't really try it on my device.
No, this does happen often. Especially on Android, not sure what type of phone you're using though.
The only thing you can really do about it is delete the text message thread. Which if it's 5,000+ or 10,000+ will take a little bit a time, and may freeze/not respond on Android but just let it does it's thing. I can usually hit 8,000+ texts with someone before I start having such issues and have to do this on Android 4.4, at least. So I'm usually doing this every two months.
If on Android and you'd like to backup the text messages with her (and anyone else) you can use SMS Backup & Restore for that.
Again since not sure what platform you are on, but with Android it also usually happens with any of the messaging apps you use too.
SMS Backup & Restore is google for text message backups (including mms).
My contacts are backed up via my Google account. So I'm not sure what could be used for that.
The things I always make sure to backup are Nova Launcher settings, Tasker settings, SMS, Google Photos, and... I think that's it. Everything else usually gets restored after logging into the new app.
Upload photos and music to Google's cloud services for both a backup just in case, and to make it easy to transition. Contacts Contacts should be backed up to your Google account, but you can export to a vcard to import from the contacts app (check the overflow menu in the top right) if you're paranoid. Last I checked, this app worked perfectly for backing up and restoring texts.