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Help with SMS Import from Android (.xml or .csv) [2019/09]

asked 2019-09-16 23:26:32 +0200

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updated 2019-09-18 06:59:14 +0200

Build: Device: Sony XA2 (single sim)

Does anyone have a working present day solution to importing my SMS from an android export in etiher .xml or .csv format.The Morse app in storeman/github doesn't seem to do anything. And any other methods i've found are years and years old (including javaes python script: which I can't get to run..) Any help is greatly appreciated. Many thanks in advance sailors!

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answered 2019-09-17 08:31:47 +0200

I managed to import SMS, during all my SFOS history, with a mix of bash scripts and this tool:

I found most of the informations in and with a bit of try and catch, but mostly was (is?) a matter of producing a correct CSV, in the format:

The resulting CSV is written to a file encoded as utf-8 in the format:


Calls have a similar format:


Once you can have this simple format, the tool Harnattan-SMS-Boat could be used on device itself to import messages and call history. Sorry I don't have a real script but only a series of things I wrote during years, just to remember how to do it.

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