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I am in the military and I made a mistake. I used my government phone (Blackberry Bold 9700) for personal use. I always deleted my text messages. Can the police recover them/
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yes i am here
looking into my knowledge base wether there is any way to recover the deleted messages
do u want them to be recovered or be 100% sure that its deleted for ever
okie give me a minute let me be 100% sure
I am a cop. I just had a case where we tried to pull delted messages off some phones and couldnt....so I hope thats the same for blackberry.
yes but if there is a court order from a state court can retrieve records from your wireless carrier if the SMS messages are from a recent timeframe
I am in Portugal, the phone was on the PT (Portuguese Telecom) network
Do you have recent backup of the device on your PC? If so, was that backup made at such a time that those particular SMS messages would be in the backup
I spoke to a IT rep who told me they do not maintain them, but if given a court order they would start recording from this point.
No, I have never backed it up
so if you have not backed it up in PC then donot worry there is no way to retrieve it till there is some sort of court order to your carrier
The carrier told me they do not maintain text messages.....they can only start recording now and save future messages. So does that mean that my deleted messages are gone?
Yes as I told you that even through court order deleted messages can be retrieved for a particular time frame only
if your carieer did not record it then you are clean
The carrier also told me that my phone (BB Bold 9700) does not save messages to the phone or SIM...can you verify that?
give me a minute
okie I am giving you some steps how to save sms to sim
check if you have done this
I dont have the phone anymore
After you finish: To stop storing SMS text messages on your SIM card, set the Leave Messages On SIM Card field to No. If you set this field to No, your SMS text messages are deleted from your SIM card.
do you remember saving the msgs in sim card
But, I was the first user. It was new when I got it, and I never changes any settings to save messages
then you should not worry at all
your phone does not have any messages saved
I hope you are right!
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