Archive for October, 2009

Import contacts to Android (Sony Ericsson t650i to HTC Hero)

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

I am now the proud owner of an HTC Hero Android powered phone.  One of the first tasks to sort out was getting my contacts migrated.  What looked liked a problematic task at first has turned out to be quite simple.

My first instinct (as I had done this successfully with other phone migrations) was to backup my contacts to my SIM and then import them on the new phone.  This kind of worked, but was not too successful (i.e. surname, firstname back to front, other notes in weird places, not all numbers copied across).

Now to what did work.

From within the Sony Ericsson phone, I was able to back up my contacts to the memory card.  Following this I plugged in the SE phone via USB to my laptop, and copied the “PB_Backup.vcf” file across (found in the /media/PHONE CARD/system/pim directory).

Now to Gmail contacts.  Choose “import” and select your “PB_Backup.vcf” file.  If, after importing, this all looks ok, then sync your Hero (or other Android phone) and your done.  Contacts with the firstname first.