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A new and improved free merged SMS and Call Log app can now be found on the Play Store.

Krzysztof Grabowski has written a useful script to convert messages from MobilEDIT backup into xml readable by SMS Backup and Restore.

More info about it can be found on Krzysztof’s blog.

Update: My apps now support the External SD Card APIs on Android 5.0+ and also allow backups to be created on the External SD Card’s app-specific folder on Android 4.4 devices.

 

Starting with the new firmware update of Android 4.4+ (KitKat) , phones with External SD Cards do not allow 3rd Party apps to create/modify/delete files on External SD Card. This includes Samsung Galaxy Note 3, S4 and some LG phones.

Because of this problem my Backup and Restore apps cannot create backups on the External SD Card.

This has to do with the way permissions work on Android and currently there is no known workarounds unless the phone is rooted.

If your phone is rooted,
Please take a look at http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2607215

For more technical information, take a look at https://source.android.com/devices/tech/storage/index.html

Its a simple app that lets you decide on which network should the phone be allowed to use Mobile Data.
Its useful when you want to roam/connect to networks other than your home network but not use data.

This is a 14 day trial.

It works by monitoring the network operator and enables or disables the Mobile Data via the Settings of the phone.

Most users don’t need this app as the “Data Roaming” setting of the phone works fine for them but there are some cases where either the setting doesn’t work or the user is allowed to connect to multiple roaming networks and only wants to use data on certain networks.

After the trial expires you’ll have to install the paid Unlocker from the Android Market / Play Store.

 

    

 

Please report any problems on my site or email me with detailed error message.

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Dave Hope has created a neat utility to convert SMS Messages from Blackberry devices into a format that can be used to import them into any Android phone using my app SMS Backup & Restore.
This utility/tool can be downloaded from his site Hope.mx. Thanks to Dave for this utility :)

This process works WITHOUT needing root access on the Android phone.