Help me with Importing SMS & Notes from Symbian

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  1. manohar

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    Hi i was using nokia E5 a symbian phone from the past 3 years.... 1 week back i bought Mi2S 32GB from Mr.Sernad. i am loving it....
    i have some 3500 sms from my wife and other important persons... i would like to know how i can transfer these SMS and few important notes from Symbian to Android ?
    i tried my luck on the google... but i couldn't find anything conclusive & productive..
    i hope some of you mught have encountered the same problem & could have already known about the soution also...
    pls share your solution with me pls...

    waiting for your help... thanks in advance....
     
  2. dextructor

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    manohar

    You can try the assiatant that MIUI has. In the contacts app settings you will find the import/export feature, and after from other phone, select your brand (Nokia) , model and follow the steps. In the SMS I'm have no clue, if I remember anything I'll post again.:)
     
  3. L.Simon

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    it work if your simcard can store everything from your symbian.
    try to find symbian app that could do backup/sync to gmail/yahoomail

    im sure there is!
     
  4. manohar

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    nop it is a very tedious process.... cannot be completed by just using SIM card as i have 649 contacts !!! i think the SIm card holds a maximum capacity of 500 ! what next ?
    and for sms there is a customised way of restoring....i found out a way..
    let me know if anyone wants to do this... i will surely help them...
    but, thanks for your helping hand guys.... i really appreciate it... its solved for me now.... bye
     
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  5. L.Simon

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    glad to hear that. You should share you method here. It would be very helpful to others.
     
  6. manohar

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    ok, here you go.... it is bit lengthy, but i am sure you all can follow it....

    1}Connect your Nokia handset and start Nokia Ovi Suite on your PC

    2}Create a backup .nbu file (it doesn't matter what you select for backup, as long as it includes messages)

    3}Download NBU Explorer (open-source program which allows you to explore .nbu backup files and export them)

    4}Run NbuExplorer.exe > File > Open > Browse to your .nbu file and open it.

    5}Go to the Messages tab and click on "Export Messages" button located above the table on the right pane.

    6}in the "Save as type" field, select (*.xml) and save the file

    ATTENTION: As of version 3.0 of NbuExplorer, it now natively supports exporting messages in SMS Backup & Restore XML format, so you can export your messages in this format and skip to step 13.

    7}There is a little tool which converts the .xml file to the format accepted by the SMS Backup & Restore Android application. Download XML2Android.exe

    8}Save the tool in the same folder where you saved the .xml extracted file

    9}Open the command line console (Win7: Start > type "cmd" and press enter)

    10}CD to the directory where you saved the files (e.g. CD C:\my_messages\)

    11}Execute: XML2Android <yourfile.xml> (e.g. XML2Android my_sms.xml)

    12}This will generate a file called AndroidSMS.xml, copy this file to your Android phone

    13}On your Android, download the SMS Backup & Restore app from Google Play

    14}Now, simply run the app on your phone and Restore your old messages from the generated XML file. You're done!

    Note: you may experience some problems with weird characters in the exported XML file from NBU Explorer. The XML2Android app will report the location of the invalid character(s) so make sure you modify the file using a text editor (I recommend Notepad++) to remove the bad lines and re-run the app against it (to avoid missing messages).

    Note 2: The XML2Android.exe tool requires .Net Framework 3.5 to run, if you have Windows 7 it shouldn't be a problem (you might need to install the required framework on other Windows versions). without capturing any exceptions or false usage... Make sure you use it correctly before reporting any bugs

    PS: Credit goes to the original uploader. he has beautifully compiled & customised this complicated process into a simple one... Hats off to him.
     
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  7. L.Simon

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    thanks. it will help alot of people out there.
     
  8. manohar

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    my pleasure.... it is some genius's hard work... i accept that. and it is great...
     
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  10. dextructor

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    There is my answer and manohar with the steps... If you wanna something that do it all automatcally with one click... Sorry it don't exist!
     

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