[SHR-testing] save SMS messages to text file?

Bram Mertens mertensb.mazda at gmail.com
Mon Apr 27 09:47:16 CEST 2009


As soon as I can start SHR again (see my other post) I'll give this a try!

@Arne: the second step of saving the messages is that the redirection
of the output in David's script?  Or did you mean a separate command?

@Johnny: looking forward to those improvements!



On Mon, Apr 27, 2009 at 2:31 AM, David Ford <david at blue-labs.org> wrote:
> this is what i use to dump the messages from my sim card to a text
> file.  then i delete the messages on the sim card so i have room for new
> messages.
> a limit of 30 messages is entirely impractical.  that gets filled up
> before noon arrives unless i constantly delete messages.
> root at nibbly-bits:~# cat backup_messages.sh
> #!/bin/sh
> d=$(date +%Y.%m.%d-%H%M)
> mdbus -s org.freesmartphone.ogsmd /org/freesmartphone/GSM/Device
> org.freesmartphone.GSM.SIM.RetrieveMessagebook 'all' > messages-$d.txt
> On 04/26/09 19:06, Daniel.Li wrote:
>> I don't know about current status. But it seems impossible, if u are
>> using openmoko-message, see below
>> http://lists.openmoko.org/nabble.html#nabble-td2619250
>> On Sun, 2009-04-26 at 20:13 +0200, Bram Mertens wrote:
>>> Hi
>>> I've succesfully flashed my GSM firmware with the provided uSD image
>>> so now I'm able to use my FreeRunner as a phone.
>>> My old phone has several SMS messages stored in it's internal memory
>>> and allowed receiving messages to this memory even though the space on
>>> the SIM for storing SMS messages is full.
>>> Now off course only those messages on the SIM card are available on
>>> the FreeRunner and the messages application immediately complained
>>> that there is no space for new messages.  Doesn't the FreeRunner allow
>>> storing SMS messages other than on the SIM?
>>> And in any case: is there a way to "extract" or backup SMS messages to
>>> a clear text file?  I couldn't find anyhting on the wiki about this.
>>> Regards
>>> Bram

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