I have a Samsung Grand Prime and need to retrieve an SMS that somehow got deleted yesterday. I'm not rooted and I pay Cricket extra to tether my phone for internet. I also have Foxfi that I purchased for internet. How do I retrieve the deleted text?
There is no way to get back a deleted text on the phone itself. You can try checking with your service provider/carrier, but once off the phone they are gone.
Now, that said, you can 'try' the following. It is good for other accidentally deleted things (images, etc.), but I cannot say if it will work for this.
There are a few apps/programs out there that 'may' be able to help you recover the data.
A few of the programs you could try would be... DiskDigger, MobiSaver, Android-Recovery and Tenorshare. They are all data recovery apps/programs. There are many others out there, so check around and see which you would rather try. There is also one called RECUVA, that I have heard is free, which you could try.
One important note though, most of these programs are not free. They may say they are "free" or have "Free Trials" and "Free Downloads". Yet to actually recover your data, and get your files back, you may be have to purchase the program/app. Just so you know.
NOTE: For future reference, I really would suggest backing up your data to a computer or cloud. Often. Better to spend the time doing that, rather than to be out all that stuff if the phone dies, things get deleted/erased or it gets stolen.