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I'd a Samsung Galaxy i551. I've done a backup using Kies and it saved a .sbu file. Now I don't have the phone any more and I'd like to export this information to some useful format or at least to view it with the Kies. But I can't find anyway to open the .sbu file.

How do I open an .sbu file generated by Kies?


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Take a look at this thread over at XDA-Developers forum. Someone wrote a Java app to extract the contacts out of the .sbf file into VCard files, which are a lot easier to deal with.

Also, in the same thread people report that with the latest version of Kies you can execute a Restore without having a Samsung phone connected to the PC, and extract the contents.

I personally haven't tried either method, so please let us know if they work for you.

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I couldn't find the way to open the .sbu with the Samsung Kies (not even with the version you linked). But the java app worked great! – Diego Nov 21 '11 at 11:15

I wrote a program which extracts contacts and Calendar Data.

I am happy about feedback.

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A step-by-step tutorial with some pictures would be nice – Flow Sep 27 '12 at 7:38

in the latest version o Kies you select your device in the tree, then go to tab "back up/restore" and click "restore".

Unfortunately you can't restore just something, you should restore everything...

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