All About Symbian - Nokia (S60) and Sony Ericsson (UIQ) smartphones unwrapped

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Old 07-11-2009, 12:33 PM
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Quick 'n easy backup?

Hi all,

I have a Nokia n78 and only a Linux PC. With the data cable i am able to mount the inserted memory card as a mass storage device. All other attempts at some level of interop have failed (including gnapplet etc etc).

I want to copy some stuff from the phone (text messages, phone-book, phone log etc) to the memory card in order to backup this information to my PC. This sounds very trivial, but apparently this is extremely difficult. Creation of a backup.arc file won't do as it's not in a readable format. A textdump would be fine, as long as i can read it.

Anyone aware of a method or application that can achieve this?

Thanks.

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Old 07-11-2009, 02:00 PM
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There is a discussion about Linux and S60 operating phones here :
http://mobile.allaboutsymbian.com/fe...ux_and_S60.php

Maybe it is of some help ?

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Old 07-11-2009, 02:44 PM
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Thanks, but there they are talking about synchronizing to some online service or to evolution/thunderbird with syncml. I've tried using syncml, but for me it doesn't work. Besides, i'm not sure if this will cover all the data i want. And syncing is really overkill for what i want anyway.

I just want to dump my personal data in a _readable_ format to the memory card so i can copy it over to a PC. Really like backup.arc, but without the encryption.

I would have never expected for something that sounds so basic to be so hard :(
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This would be the most friendly user service , I suppose .

Btw , since I don't have a computer , I use another Phone as backup ...

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