Android SMS Backup & Restore app will help you to easily make a full back up of your SMS on your Android phone in .xml format and be saved on the /sdcard/SMSBackupRestore directory which next can be copied to PC harddisk, or to be viewed directly on smartphone.
In short, SMS Backup & Restore app is a simple App to backup and restore SMS Messages, useful when doing a factory reset or installing custom ROMs of your Android phone.
Moreover, the backup format is independent of the Android version so the messages can be easily moved from one phone to another, irrespective of which version of Android it has. Tested with 1.5, 1.6, 2.01, 2.1. The best part, this tiny but useful Android app is FREE. The SMS Backup & Restore app can be downloaded from the Android Market, or search for it or scan this QR Code with barcode scanner:
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