I want to back up the SMS messages on my phone (an Alcatel One Touch Evolve 2), and I guess the simplest way to do that is to copy the SMS database to my PC.
According to this answer, the SMS database is found at:
However, this database seems to only be user-accessible if the phone is rooted, and I am currently unable to install any apps on this phone. Every time I try to install an app from the Google Play store, I get a message saying that there is "Insufficient storage", even if I just uninstalled the same app and am trying to reinstall it. This is probably a memory issue that requires a factory reset, which is why I'm trying to back up my SMS data before resetting the phone, but how can I get to the database if I can't put an app on the phone to root it?