Francis Devereux

June 4, 2011

Copy SMSes from Nokia S60 phones to Android phones

Filed under: Android, Symbian — Tags: — frankoid @ 8:59 pm

I’ve just written a Python utility to help me copy my SMSes from my N95 to my HTC Desire. I’ve uploaded it to github in case anyone else needs to migrate text messages from a Nokia phone to an Android-based one.

http://github.com/frankoid/nokia-sms-to-android

To use it:

  • export your messages to CSV using Nokia PC Suite
  • convert the CSV to XML using nokia2sbr.py
  • copy the XML file to sdcard/SMSBackupRestore/ on your Android’s SD card
  • install SMS Backup and Restore and use it to restore the XML file

If you want to copy both sent and received messages you’ll need to repeat the procedure for the Inbox and Sent folders on your Nokia.

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