Epistolaire

SMS and MMS backup
New in version 0.5.0
* show a progress bar (with done count / total count)
* improve dump speed a little
Epistolaire dumps SMSes AND MMSes AND their photos to a JSON file on the phone storage (so you can copy it whatever way you like, rsync, Syncthing, ownCloud - you name it).

There's a tool to convert it to pretty HTML pages if you want to without effort. And if you know a little know a tiny bit of development, the JSON format is straightforward to use.

Packages

Although APK downloads are available below to give you the choice, you should be aware that by installing that way you will not receive update notifications and it's a less secure way to download. We recommend that you install the F-Droid client and use that.

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  • Version 0.5.0 (7) suggested Added on 2020-04-01

    This version requires Android 4.4 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • read your text messages (SMS or MMS)
      This app can read all SMS (text) messages stored on your phone.
    • modify or delete the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to write the contents of your shared storage.
    • read the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to read the contents of your shared storage.

    Download APK 2.7 MiB PGP Signature

  • Version 0.4.1 (6) - Added on 2020-03-23

    This version requires Android 4.4 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • read your text messages (SMS or MMS)
      This app can read all SMS (text) messages stored on your phone.
    • modify or delete the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to write the contents of your shared storage.
    • read the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to read the contents of your shared storage.

    Download APK 2.7 MiB PGP Signature

  • Version 0.4.0 (5) - Added on 2020-03-19

    This version requires Android 4.4 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • read your text messages (SMS or MMS)
      This app can read all SMS (text) messages stored on your phone.
    • modify or delete the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to write the contents of your shared storage.
    • read the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to read the contents of your shared storage.

    Download APK 2.5 MiB PGP Signature