I want to export my SMS history from an iPhone and import them into a new Android phone, including timestamp, message direction (incoming|outgoing), and correspondent (sender or recipient).

My specific scenario is this, but perhaps a generic solution exists -
Source: iPhone 4 running iOS 5 (jailbroken, if it helps)
Target: LG Nexus 4

This old question seems relevant except that it's aimed at Samsung devices, and it's 1½ years old.
Also, there's this alarming comment:
The problem with faked.org/isms2droid is that it doesn't correctly extract the iMessages correctly. It gets the wrong timestamp, and leaves the address empty and the type (which represents sent or received) is always 1 (received).

I'm thinking that there could be newer solutions that are worth mentioning?

  • Since this question is originally posted sometime back and you seems to have overcome your problem, please do share your solution for other to know. – Sid Jun 27 '13 at 5:02
  • I didn't actually solve the problem. I just let it go - new phone, clean slate, whatever didn't survive probably wasn't important. Most essential data was synced to the cloud anyway (Google contacts, mails, calendar, Evernote, etc.) so I just needed to grab the photos, nothing else. – Torben Gundtofte-Bruun Jul 3 '13 at 19:13
  • So you mean you can't or won't bother yourself to try out the given answer or any future answer for that matter? :( :O – Sid Jul 4 '13 at 0:51
  • @Sid, given that I've already sold my Apple gear, there's not much I can do. I appreciate your answer post but it's simply too late. No harm in that; others can still benefit from it! – Torben Gundtofte-Bruun Jul 4 '13 at 19:38
  • Then can you please accept and upvote it!? Then the question will be shown as a solved one. You must know how Stack Exchange sites work, aren't you? :) – Sid Jul 5 '13 at 0:55

After some digging into google, I came across a software called Backuptrans. The features listed include Transfer SMS between Android and iPhone, Save SMS from Android/iPhone onto local database on computer, Restore SMS from local database to Android/iPhone and many more.

I do not have an iPhone to check this software. This seems pretty good. The work steps are as simple as importing from iPhone to the computer and exporting to the Android device. More details with screenshots can be found here

The only downer for this solution is that you have to pay some cash (a minimum of $29.95) to use it fully. Since you are not comfortable with iSMS2droid (iPhone SMS Import), this seems to be the best option available.

On an additional note, iSMS2droid is worth trying before you buy Backuptrans.

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