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SOS: Please Help: IMport SMS from XML file to G1

Discussion in 'Application Development' started by android007, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. android007

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    Alright, folks, I was a WM5 user - TMobile MDA (in UK TMobile MDA Vario), and I switched to Android (TMobile G1)

    There are some important messages that I want to keep (i.e. transfer from MDA to G1):p. But as HTC (makers of MDA)'s website says, there's no way of synching SMSs with PC...that there is no way to import/export SMSs from HTC phones.:mad:

    Well, thanks to http://wince.nasenbaeren.net/smsimport I have been able to extract the SMSs from the MDA to my PC in XML format.:D

    The syntax of the XML is:
    - <SMSExport>
    - <store name="SMS">
    - <folder name="Deleted Items">
    <message date="mm/dd/yyyy hh:mm:ss" sender=""Name" <#############>" recipient="#############">Message body</message>
    <message date="mm/dd/yyyy hh:mm:ss" sender=""Name" <#############>" recipient="#############">Message body</message>
    </folder>
    </store>
    </SMSExport>

    Now, for the next part of the project: how do I import SMSs from this file onto my G1? Please help!

    Many thanks!
     

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  2. justjimjpc

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    With the G1 since it threads sms msgs, you are probably SOL ... but you could use and email account and paste them into there and send then as msgs to your phone ....
     
  3. android007

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    The default Messaging app threads messages by conversations/contacts, but doesn't the OS have a system of storing the RAW SMSs somewhere?
     
  4. justjimjpc

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    I has to be store, of course ... but it could be in folder that we dont have access to unless you have root access ... .. guess you could search ...assuming you have root, and possibly decode how msgs are stored if you can find where they are stored..

    The is an app called Txtract that allows you to save all threads .. so people do know where the msgs are and accessible for the purpose of packing them up and then the phone threads can be cleared from memory
     

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