2018-03-27 Author’s note: Android is now so locked down that this method no longer works. Sucks to be us.
As previously written, I have a need to maintain copies of SMS message histories. Rather than screenshotting a conversation a thousand times, I thought I’d write a small utility to render the message history as an HTML file.
You can find that utility here. It’s a work in progress but the current form is Good Enough For Me.
Basically, you pull your
mmssms.db file from your android device, run this python script,
and get a pretty HTML page for each conversation thread. Sample image below: