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SMS Backup and Restore for Meego

Original Version:

https://github.com/wwwjfy/MeegoSMSBackupRestore http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=83166

Installation

Deb file can be downloaded from https://github.com/wwwjfy/MeegoSMSBackupRestore/downloads.

run on device

dpkg -i smsbackuprestore_0.1_armel.deb

Format

It uses psudo-csv format without header.

phone_number,direction,date,"content"
  • phone_number: the phone number sending or receiving SMS
  • direction: 1 for inbound, 2 for outbound
  • date: the format is yyyy-MM-dd hh:mm:ss
  • content: double quotes are used in case any CRLF line breaks. If double quotes included in content, use "".

Functionalities

Import

Usage:

smsbackuprestore import [filename]

It'll take quite long time to commit the changes if you've got thousands of messages. Time needed varies as groups creation also takes time.

Export

Usage:

smsbackuprestore export [filename]

Exporting is quite fast as it need not commit to tracker database.

Why not use standard Meego SDK

Because Meego SDK doesn't support SMS manipulation, new SMS can not be in Draft, so I use Harmattan Platform SDK.

Thanks

Thank Philipp Zabel, the author of mff, which imports SMS messages from N900(el-v1.db). The deb file can be downloaded in http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=77415&page=4

Referencing a lot commhistory-tool.cpp in libcommhistory.

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