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Am trying to get my messages transferred from my old Jet to my new S Advance. The Jet uses PC Studio which can export the messages as a .nef file. However, I am unable to use this .nef file to restore the messages on my S Advance.

Could anyone tell me how to get this done?

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You might want to take a look at SMS Backup and Restore apps on the playstore. An example app would be SMS Backup & Restore, which allows you to backup the SMS from your device and restore it later. As it backs up to XML, you could backup on your old device, transfer the backup XML file to the new device, and restore it there.

SMS Backup & Restore Main Screen SMS Backup & Restore Settings

As the screenshots show, this should be easy to do: From the settings, you define where to store your backups on the sd card, so you know where to find them. After having done the backup on your old device, connect it to your PC and copy that folder to your PC. Then connect the new device, copy the folder to it, disconnect the device, and run the app to restore the backup. Et voila: your messages are transfered.

Side effect: Keep the app, and have it creating backups from time to time. So in case you need to factory reset your device one day, that's one piece of data you already took care for not to lose ;)

Note: That's just one of the many possibilities. Depending on the OS running on your PC, it probably could be done with MyPhoneExplorer as well (so you have some more features) when running Windows. But there are also a lot more suitable apps on the playstore -- simply search it for sms backup.

If the "old phone" is not running Android, it gets a bit more difficult -- but not impossible, it seems. The playstore also lists some migration tools like e.g. the SPB Migration Tool, which promises:

SPB Migration Tool provides phone data migration to Android from Windows Mobile and Symbian platforms and comes with a complete solution, which allows copying the call history, text messages, contacts and bookmarks.

With ~7 EUR it's quite a bit expensive compared to others. If you only care about your SMS, SMS Migrator might offer an alternative: about 2,50 EUR, but ratings look a bit mixed. So for messages only, I rather recommend to take a look at Phone Copier:

It provides a complete phonebook and messages copy from almost any phone to your Android or from Android to any other phone.

Phone Copier Main Screen

You find a demo video on the Playstore page of the app. Hm, if I remember correctly, this tool was even written by an Android Enthusiast -- I wonder if he missed this question ;)

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The problem is that the Jet is Symbian not Android, and so neither of these 2 apps/programs help me. – hnasr Nov 24 '12 at 12:36
Never mind, nothing's impossible: I just updated my answer accordingly. – Izzy Nov 24 '12 at 15:07
Sorry I didn't get back to you right away, I wanted to make sure I'd tried everything first. - SPB Migration: The app won't install on the Samsung Jet for some reason - SMS Migrator: Needs Mobiledit to get the messages - Phone Copier: I can't seem to transfer it via the app alone, and Mobiledit costs over $100 which is a bit insane Which brings me back to square one unfortunately. – hnasr Nov 26 '12 at 9:05
Did you check the playstore for alternatives? Most apps have them in the related section (which shows e.g. PhoneCopy as a possibility). As I never had that issue (I'm not a heavy SMS user), I cannot tell from my own experience. – Izzy Nov 26 '12 at 9:45
No luck. I think I'll just pass by Samsung's service center and see if they can help me with it. Thank you for all the suggestions though, truly appreciate it! – hnasr Nov 27 '12 at 9:08

Another option in this regard is SmartIO which is quite useful - it works on WiFi without using any cloud, or PC software, makes it quite useful for content transfer and recovery. Hopefully this will help you

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