- Jeyo SMS backup
- Nokia PC Suite
- ABC Amber Nokia Converter
- PSPAD or other notepad thingy
- MuF's Nokia SMS convert utility
- You need .NET CF 3.5 on your device. Please see this page or try this one. You probably already have this installed.
On your PC: Nokia PC Suite, ABC Amber Nokia Converter, PSPAD, MuF's Nokia SMS convert utility
On your PocketPC: SMSImport
- Make full backup of your PDA! Or at least backup the messages with Jeyo SMS backup.
- Run SMSImport on your PPC, export messages, name it for example "import.xml". Don't get confused by the name.
- Copy the exported messages to your PC.
- Sync your Nokia PC suite. Open messages, click on Message Folder you want to export from your Nokia.
- Select (all) messages from the view, copy&paste them into new empty folder.
- Open the folder with ABC Amber Nokia Converter.
- Select all messages, File>Save as> TXT(ANSI). Name it for example "Inbox.txt".
- Run MuF's Nokia SMS convert utility, open the Inbox.txt file. You will get file Inbox.txt_export.txt.
- Open the Inbox.txt_export.txt, select all, copy.
- Open the import.xml with PSPad, find one of the folders: inbox, sent items, deleted items, or other custom folder name.
- Paste the Inbox.txt_export.txt right after the folder xml tag. It should look like this:
<folder name="Inbox"><message date="22/08/2009 22:47:55" sender="+4...
- Repeat the process for other items - saved, sent, archive, etc. Create another empty folder, copy&paste from Nokia Suite, load with ABC Amber, export as .txt, load with MuF's utility, paste new file into xml.
- Save import.xml.
- Copy import.xml right back to your PDA.
- Open run SMSImport, import import.xml. Wait until all SMS load up, it can take few minutes to do.
- Double check if the SMS are imported with correct date/time stamp, correct cell phone numbers and correct text.
- If this helped you, hit the THANKS button bellow this post .
- XML importer has problems with "<" and ">" symbols in messages. If you have a problem with importing messages, please check if this isn't your issue before asking questions!
- No warranties whatsoever. Few of mine SMSes got garbled during this process, few of them were duplicated or with bad date/time stamps.
- There is a problem with names saving, see tutorial in the Links section below.
Links on helpful posts on XDA-developers