I have a non-rooted Droid X2 that is in permanent "Safe mode", but I want to recover SMS messages. SMS Backup and Restore will NOT work because safe mode only allows system apps to run.
adb shell will get me into the phone, but does not allow me to get to the SMS database:
[rjt@pc232 workspace]$ adb shell $ cat /proc/version Linux version 188.8.131.52-00008-gc406305 (hudsoncm@il93lnxdroid80) (gcc version 4.4.0 (GCC) ) #2 SMP PREEMPT Tue Jan 24 22:54:19 CST 2012 $ cd /data/data/com.android.providers.telephony/databases/ $ pwd /data/data/com.android.providers.telephony/databases $ ls opendir failed, Permission denied $ su -l root su: permission denied $ sudo sudo: permission denied $ sudo su - sudo: permission denied $ sudo su -l root sudo: permission denied $
Since SMS Backup and Restore is allowed to access my SMS messages when in normal mode, is "Safe mode" blocking my access or the fact that this phone is not rooted?
Can I root the phone without losing my existing SMS messages?