Did he have a Text messaging App that helps to save messages..
This app is good app to use, If your husband has this one here it should help in retrieving the messages: follow this Link b33
Downloaded this app to old droid. When the Backup button is pressed we get "The specified folder could not be created. Please specify a different folder." I am at a loss as to what to do next.
Lacyskip: from what I could tell in the instructions that came with the app it has to be done on your SD card does your old phone have a SD card? Let me read the Instructions again I have never been in a situation with a broken phone so my help is limited sorry! Is your new phone the same as the broken phone? If it's a Bionic it has 4G you could swap the Sim Card and the SD and on that SD card it may have your boyfriends Text messages..
You give that a Try.. Let me know what happens..