How do I recover lost messages and contacts from my old Symbian OS based Nokia phone?

by April 22, 2015 0 comments

I recently migrated to an Android phone from a Nokia Symbian S60 but lost all of my contacts and messages in the process. I know that I am a little late in migrating but still is there a way through which I can recover all this?

— Alagappan R

You need not worry about losing either of these as there are several ways through which you can recover your important data. However, before I suggest any of these ways, I presume your old mobile is still in working condition and has a memory card slot. First insert atleast a 1GB memory card in your old phone. Now for recovering contacts, go to Contacts and select all of them on the phone memory. Next copy them as business card on the memory card. Next, remove the memory card and insert it into your new Android phone. There you can simply import them into your existing Contacts. And you’re done. The process to copy messages is a little more complicated. First you need to have Nokia Ovi Suite installed on your PC (yes, it is still available as a download, in case you already don’t have it!). Then save your messages on the PC using the Ovi Suite software. You can use a utility called NBU Explorer to access the messages saved. Open NBU Explorer and click on the Messages tab. Next click on “Export Messages” button located above the messages table on the right pane. In the “Save as type” field, select the .xml option for Android devices and save the file. On your Android mobile, download and install the SMS Backup & Restore app from Google Play. This can be used to open and view the .xml file saved earlier. This way you can view all your old messages. However, when we tried importing them to the messages folder it kept saving them as drafts. But the message view option worked perfectly.

— Adeesh Sharma, CyberMedia Labs

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