Blackberry2Droid Version 1.0.2 Released

After a few months with no development I’m pleased to announce that BlackBerry2Droid has reached version 1.0.2. With the latest version comes support for messages encoded with UCS-2 (a way of converting readable characters to numbers that pre-dates UTF-16). This results in support for languages that use non-Latin alphabets such as Cyrillic, Greek etc.

A bug where the sender/receiver of messages has also been corrected.

Support for different languages has been a long standing feature request. If it’s something you’ve found useful, please encourage others to check it out by tweeting about it or sharing it on Facebook/G+.

Head on over to the Blackberry2Droid page to download the latest version.
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BlackBerry 2 Droid Updated with BBB support

RIM have two file formats for BlackBerry backups, IPD and BBB. As of today BlackBerry2Droid now supports the BBB file format, head over to the updated BlackBerry2Droid page and download version 1.0.1 to take advantage of the new functionality.

BlackBerry 2 Droid will allow you to transfer messages from a BlackBerry Backup file and import them into your Android phone.
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Transfer SMS from Blackberry to Android

This started out as a personal project to try and understand the IPD file format used by RIM when backing up their devices, but I ended up developing a simple application that may be useful to someone. As input it takes a backup of a Blackberry device as generated by the “Blackberry Desktop Software” and exports the SMS messages to a format that can be used by the popular SMS Backup & Restore Android application. The program is named “Blackberry 2 Droid”.

If there’s enough interest, I’ll look at doing this in reverse – But at the moment I think more people are moving away from Blackberry than to it.

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