We have moved to a new Sailfish OS Forum. Please start new discussions there.

Is it possible to create support to Import e.g. from Nokia backup file? [not relevant]

asked 2013-12-28 19:39:17 +0300

this post is marked as community wiki

This post is a wiki. Anyone with karma >75 is welcome to improve it.

updated 2014-01-21 21:44:47 +0300

Kari gravatar image

Would it be good to have import tool, which would be able to process the backup files of major smartphones such as Nokia, Android, Iphone etc. ?

At least Samsung's Kies is able to do such import from "old" phone to new phone.

Many posts in this forum are requesting function to move all the data from old phone to new phone.

The faster transition from old platform to new platform the better it will be for user point of view - right?

edit retag flag offensive reopen delete

The question has been closed for the following reason "question is not relevant or outdated" by Kari
close date 2014-01-02 23:15:05.090140


or just improve the sync-tool, like it was on the n9.

Zandi ( 2013-12-28 19:43:33 +0300 )edit

I guess, it is not trivial to support it: there are many backup formats and sync engines, including different encryption algorithms, encryption can use some unique device id (e.g. imei) to generate key etc. I think the best way is to involve community to create those tools.

dez ( 2013-12-29 05:18:12 +0300 )edit

While it is possible to sync data stored in cloud services (like google) and Jolla has already some support and continue to enhance it.

dez ( 2013-12-29 05:21:49 +0300 )edit

The Nokia 6021 only supports single contact transfer via bluetooth. So I run Nokia Suite and created a backup file (*.nbu). Imported the nbu into a texteditor, cutted out the VCARD range and filtered only the ascii characters and stored as all.vcf. The resulting file could be imported into the Jolla. Around 10min of work.

axaq ( 2014-01-21 02:40:04 +0300 )edit

1 Answer

Sort by » oldest newest most voted

answered 2013-12-29 00:41:27 +0300

Jan Wellmann gravatar image

Hej. If you still have your Nokia running, try a direct sync. I did this with my N9. Direct connection Jolla <>N9 via Bluetooth, choose Synchronization, choose the Master, hit okay and at least on N9 it worked quite well.

I'm using both of them in parallel right now and syncing from time to time is flawless.

edit flag offensive delete publish link more


with the n9 it works well, thats right, but the old symbian-phones don't have such a sync

Zandi ( 2013-12-29 00:45:50 +0300 )edit

Yes it is possible to pair Symbian phone and Jolla, problem is that e.g contacts you need to except one by one. However the sms import is not possible that way.

The Symbian backup file contains all the data an thus could suitable source for export/import from Symbian (Belle-C7) to Jolla.

Kari ( 2013-12-29 00:58:24 +0300 )edit

I don't know if it's possible, but maybe you can try to sync you contacts from your Symbian-phone with the Nokia pc Suite. in the Nokia pc Suite you can export the contacts into one .vcf. Transfer this file via Bluetooth to your jolla. maybe it works. i was not able to try it

Zandi ( 2013-12-29 01:20:29 +0300 )edit

Contacts import with Nokia suite to one vcf is not possible. Each exported contact will result individual vcf file unfortunately.

The solution is to use the commad prompt and copy => https://together.jolla.com/question/2/can-i-import-my-contacts-from-n9/

What I am after here is the export/import of sms, pictures, documents etc.

Kari ( 2013-12-29 01:30:50 +0300 )edit

Question tools



Asked: 2013-12-28 19:39:17 +0300

Seen: 1,070 times

Last updated: Jan 21 '14