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    Hi,

    I'm trying to retrieve some texts from an old 1.4.5 palm pre. Is there any way to do this without rooting the phone? I need to keep the formatting intact too so I can't just cut and paste.

    thanks for any help!
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    Quote Originally Posted by prehelpplease View Post
    Hi,
    I'm trying to retrieve some texts from an old 1.4.5 palm pre. Is there any way to do this without rooting the phone? I need to keep the formatting intact too so I can't just cut and paste.
    thanks for any help!
    You can boot from the recovery image and activate the volume manager (see How To Recover), then you can mount the /dev/store/var to a temporary location and copy the <var mount path>/luna/data/dbdata/PalmDatabase.db3 file to your PC. The messages can be extracted with a perl script with the procedure described in Export Text Messages Using Perl.

    I'm not sure it's worth the effort: the developer mode can be easily enabled and disabled without consequences.

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