Backup SMS database on AndroidFri 29 April 2011 by Thejaswi Puthraya
While there are ready made apps that backup and restore your SMSes, you can easily backup the database if you have a rooted phone without installing any external software.
The SMSes are stored in an SQLite database available under:
Here is the procedure:
$ sudo ./adb start-server $ ./adb pull /dbdata/data/com.android.providers.telephony/databases/mmssms.db ~/sms_backup.db