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2013-04-12 11:33 PM
I hope someone can help. I'm trying to transfer all my stuff from my Nokia N8 to an Xperia Z. PC Companion seems to only support transfering stuff from iPhone I've managed to save my contacts from Nokia Suite as a bunch of vCards and import that into GMail. Similarly I saved my calendar backup as a vCal file and imported that into Google Calendar. So far, so good ... how can I transfer
* media and other files
I can export SMSs from Nokia Suite into a CSV file, but I don't see any way to get that into the Z. Likewise I'm stuck for ideas on MMSs and bookmarks.
Pictures, Videos and Audio files I should be able to transfer using MTP, but it seems I'm stuck on other files. It would seem I'd have to buy an SD card, copy the other files to that and plug the SD card into the Z.
Any suggestions greatly appreciated
2013-04-15 10:24 AM
It doesn't totally solve my problem, but it looks like it could help. I'll have to break out some scripting to convert the CSV file I have into the XML format it expects and then see if that works. Sadly, I'm still stuck with transfering MMSs, but at least it's a step in the right direction.
2013-04-17 03:12 PM
The following app advertises support for transferring data between different platforms: http://www.rerware.com/. I'm not able to test if it works and see what you can transfer though.
2013-04-18 04:19 PM
I'll have a look at that.
What I eventually ended up doing was
1/ Use http://sourceforge.net/projects/nbuexplorer/ to export the contacts as XML (arrghh)
2/ Install https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.riteshsahu.SMSBackupRestore&hl=en on the Android phone
3/ Use http://dl.dropbox.com/u/34099794/XML2Android.exe to convert the XML to the layout used by SMS Backup and Restore
4/ Copy the converted XML file to the Android phone
5/ Restore the contacts with SMS Backup and Restore
That doesn't cover MMS; I'm still looking for a way to do those. MMSs are essentially just emails.
This would be a valuable addition to PC Companion. Even better would be a Data Transfer tool like that shipped with the Nokia Symbian phones that let you transfer everything (over Bluetooth or we have Wifi Direct now) once you've paired the new phone with the old one.
2013-06-09 08:49 AM
how did you save your calendar? I've looked at my back up file but i can't open it, it says
Please help the calendar and notes contain my daughters milestones over the last 3 years.
I'm regretting leaving Nokia
2013-06-09 03:48 PM
I did it the reverse way when I had to activate my N8 for a short while.
N8 can't sync to google, but to outlook.com (former hotmail.com) via the exchange email connector. Most online services are good at importing from others.
I synced all my google contacts to outlook.com
then I set up a outlook.com exchange account on the N8 to also sync contacts to the phone.
To do it the other way:
Make a outlook.com account, make phone sync all info to outlook.com.
Make a google account, fetch contacts from outlook.com to google.com
Sync phone to google.
For media files they are normally easy to spot on the phone filesystem and just transfer them, either via nokia suite and pc companion, or by just plugging in both phones and move the files.
SMS I have given up on collecting whenever I change phone. I never read the old ones. Should be pure text somewhere in the filesystem.
MMS... well here the phone manufacturers should have thought about something, but I think the mmses are somehow standard (info is close to email with sender, recievers, topic, message and attachment) and can be moved around if you just can find them on the filesystem and insert them in the new phone.
Message was edited by: asbjorneliassen - adding text about media files and sms/mms
2013-07-21 02:46 PM
Just got my Xperia Z and was trying to figure out the simplest and easiest way to get all my contacts from my old nokia n8 to the new xperia z.
This is what i did...
1. I have a google (gmail) account so that took care of the xperia side of things.
2. i needed to get all my contacts into my gmail account.
3. Gmail allows you to import both CSV and .VCF files. So I had to have a CSV or VCF file.
4. Nokia Suite allows to export files but only into .VCF
5. Now I have 2000 .VCF Files, and importing one by one BIG CHALLENGE.
6. TRY Magic
Windows PC Go to => Run CMD => and go to the directory where these VCF files are stored
Now Run this command
copy /B *.vcf all_in_one.vcf
Now all your VCF files are in one file and it is called ALL_IN_ONE.VCF
7. Open your gmail account and select import contacts. here select this file called all_in_one.vcf and
VOILA !!!! you will find all your contacts in Gmail.
8. Simply sync your Xperia contacts with Gmail.... And you are done....
Simple and effective isnt it??
2013-09-29 11:55 AM
Transfer data between different OSes may be troublesome sometimes. I also felt headachy when I switch to new Sony.
2013-11-07 02:07 AM
I have the same problem with the transfer of my contacts from a Nokia n97 mini to the Sony Xperia Z.
I was able to export the contacts as single vcf files and import them via PC Companion, but the position of first name and family name changed - so all contacts are sorted by first name, very useful - and the phone numbers did not retain the info whether they were business, domestic, mobile: all mixed up.
Is there any way in controlling the positioning of the fields to be imported and the meaning of the phone numbers (domestic, business, mobile) ?
I had to exchange the Xperia for a second time in 3 months because the OS update completely blocked the phone.
If Sony wants to produce a flagship that survives on the market they have to invest in programming !
The excellent screen is not enough.