SMS Exporter

This is a small utility that allows one to export and/or delete all the short messages in the Inbox and Sent folders of one's S60 phone. In principle all S60 based phones should be supported, but testing on all S60 platform releases (let alone individual phone models) has not been done. Known compatible platform releases are: S60 2nd Edition FP2, S60 3rd Edition FP1, Symbian Anna, and Nokia Belle. The tool was hacked together in a rather hurried manner, so use at your own risk, and please let me know if you come across any problems with it—I haven't.

When the program is launched, it makes a list of all the SMS messages in Inbox and Sent folders, and then lets the user to either have those messages stored as text into a file called e:\sms-messages-date.utf8.txt (drive C: is used instead of E: if there is no volume in E:), or to have them deleted. When both exporting and deleting, it's best to first export, then (without exiting the application) check that the contents of the created text file look okay, and only then proceed with deletion. (Do not try to delete or export after having deleted the messages, not without restarting the application; attempting to do so results in an "error".)

Both binaries (as SIS files) and source code (as a tarball) are available for download. Choose the appropriate SIS variant based on your phone model; the symbian8 variant is for S60 1st and 2nd Edition (e.g., Nokia 7650, Nokia 3650, Nokia 6260, Nokia 6600, Nokia 7610), and the symbian9 variant is for more recent devices (e.g., Nokia E61, Nokia E71, Nokia N95, Nokia N82, Nokia 5800 XpressMusic, Nokia E6, Nokia N8, Nokia C7, Nokia 701, Nokia 808 PureView). The installation files have not been "Symbian Signed", and you will likely get warnings about untrusted software during installation (if indeed the phone settings even allow the installation of such software).

As usual, the software is provided "as is", without warranty of any kind, express or implied, including but not limited to the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and noninfringement. In no event shall the authors or copyright holders be liable for any claim, damages or other liability, whether in an action of contract, tort or otherwise, arising from, out of or in connection with the software or the use or other dealings in the software.

SMS Exporter 1.10
Time of Release Tue, 21 May 2013 23:20:44 +0200
Required Capabilities ReadUserData WriteUserData
Release Notes
  • Try to resolve sender names from Contacts.
  • Tolerate SMS messages that have an "attachment". (A Contacts entry sent as a VCARD, for example.) Just annotate such entries with Content-Disposition: attachment.
  • Hopefully fix installation warnings about the application maybe not being compatible with phone.
  • Before installing this version, you may have to uninstall any previously installed version. This is to avoid getting an "Update error" during installation.

The source code found on SourceForge is not the latest version.