Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Nokia 6600 Backup Restore to new phone

Last response: in Brands
Share
January 4, 2005 2:43:54 PM

Archived from groups: alt.cellular.nokia (More info?)

Good Morning/Afternoon/evening etc...

I have a slight problem...more an inconvenience really. I backed-up a
nokia 6600 using PC suite software. It was a total backup and included
all of my contacts. The phone was subsequently stolen and now, a few
weeks later, I am in receipt of a brand new Nokia 6600...

I tried to restore all of my old data to the new phone but PC suite
told me that I had not yet backed up this phone to my pc. So I did a
quick backup of the new phone...then I replaced the data in this
backup with the original backup I had done of the old phone (in an
attempt to "cheat the software".[this seems awfully confusing as I
don't have a synonym for backup!]

It worked for everything but the contacts!!! I then installed
Fexplorer and replaced the Contacts.cbd file in the
C:\system\Data\Contacts.cdb with the old contacts file in the
backup...Still no luck.

Has anyone any solutions or workarounds? Can I open the backup in
another program? Even if I could view my contacts I could manually
input them into my new phone. How do I access the settings to access
the contacts on my memory card in the 6600...or is this automatic?

I have a bluesoleil bluetooth connection and a belkin bluetooth
dongle...both working fine.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Dave
Anonymous
January 5, 2005 1:24:42 PM

Archived from groups: alt.cellular.nokia (More info?)

I do not have the luxury of being able to sell and rebuy 6600 at good prices
but I would like to update the software from the current version of 3.42.1
to the most upto date version.The problem is that only officially bought
phones are updated by the agent here.Any ideas how I would perform this
update as I have a Bluetooth connection or is this not enough.Also is it
dangerous for the phone?Sorry to trouble you but it seems you have more
knowledge on the phones than I have.
January 6, 2005 9:54:28 AM

Archived from groups: alt.cellular.nokia (More info?)

Hi Dave

This seems like a very complicated way of going about things. Saying that
restoring the backup to one 6600 from another 6600 worked fine for me is
little help, saying that I can't remember how I did it is even less help.
However, at least from this we know it's possible to do. In fact, having
received my replacement phone I remember being delighted that it restored
the new so it was the same as the old, so easily. This is of even less help
and now I just feel smug <g> but, in my defence, I'm so used to things not
going smoothly I think I deserve a break on this one.

I can only think that for some reason the contacts were not backed up to
start with, there are two ways this could've happened - the tick was removed
from the box in the options area or the contacts were on the memory card and
the option to back that up wasn't selected.

If you're sure you have a viable contacts backup file saved that just won't
'take' try using the Import option rather than the Restore.


"dave" <davidmcmaxii@yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
news:98db4da4.0501041143.54b63772@posting.google.com...
> Good Morning/Afternoon/evening etc...
>
> I have a slight problem...more an inconvenience really. I backed-up a
> nokia 6600 using PC suite software. It was a total backup and included
> all of my contacts. The phone was subsequently stolen and now, a few
> weeks later, I am in receipt of a brand new Nokia 6600...
>
> I tried to restore all of my old data to the new phone but PC suite
> told me that I had not yet backed up this phone to my pc. So I did a
> quick backup of the new phone...then I replaced the data in this
> backup with the original backup I had done of the old phone (in an
> attempt to "cheat the software".[this seems awfully confusing as I
> don't have a synonym for backup!]
>
> It worked for everything but the contacts!!! I then installed
> Fexplorer and replaced the Contacts.cbd file in the
> C:\system\Data\Contacts.cdb with the old contacts file in the
> backup...Still no luck.
>
> Has anyone any solutions or workarounds? Can I open the backup in
> another program? Even if I could view my contacts I could manually
> input them into my new phone. How do I access the settings to access
> the contacts on my memory card in the 6600...or is this automatic?
>
> I have a bluesoleil bluetooth connection and a belkin bluetooth
> dongle...both working fine.
>
> Any help would be greatly appreciated.
>
> Dave
!