Last Sunday I’ve been using Android all day long, and loved it. My girlfriend has an HTC Wildfire which was very slow, even to write a simple message it would take ages. So I’ve started the rooting and install procedure to install Froyo (Android v2.3) using Cyanogenmod 7, but I’ll post the update procedure in a future post along with the problems to root it!
Anyhow, some of the problems of slowlyness was attributed to the large amount of messages that there were stored on the mobile, but you don’t wanna delete them. So we took a backup of her SMSs using SMS Backup and Restore, which is a really good app at what it does. After the update, you could either restore all the messages back to the phone or start clean.
But what about my SMSs?
I found this simple Android SMS viewer, built using .Net. You can find the application from here. You just click the browse button, search for your SMS backup file (copy it from your phone to your PC), and it loads all the messages in a list view. I’ll try to add some functionality to this app in the future hopefully making it available for others. More info on this app can be found here. So stop restoring and happy viewing 🙂