Nokia Ovi to Android SMS convert utility


Nokia2AndroidSMS is a small application that allows you to convert SMS messages from Nokia Ovi datafiles into an xml file supported by SMS Backup & Restore Android application.

Process for transferring SMS messages to your new Android Phone is the following.

Nokia phone side:

  1. Install Nokia OVI,  version 2.1 is required (You don’t need the OVI account!). I you have newer version installed you need to uninstall it first and than manually delete C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Nokia
  2. synchronize messages from your phone with OVI
  3. Disconnect your Nokia Phone and close the Nokia OVI application. WATCH OUT. Noia OVI likes to minimize to system tray please be sure you really closed the application


  1. Download Nokia2AndroidSMS and extract it to any directory.
  2. Run Nokia2AndroidSMS.exe
  3. The application should automatically find all datastores created by Nokia OVI and automatically select the 1st one.
  4. If it should fail to detect datastores you’ll have to find it by yourself, you can either drag and drop datastore file from Windows Explorer onto the Nokia2AndroidSMS window or use the Open button to find it.
  5. You can change the datastore in the 1st selection list if there is more than one
  6. If you have more than one phone in the datastore than you can select for which you’d like to export the messages, they are listed by their IMEI number.
  7. Press Convert button and you should get an xml file in the same folder you extracted Nokia2AndroidSMS to
  8. WATCH OUT: If you get: Failed to load DLL library. System error number was 126. Antivirus probably prevented proper extraction of archive, so you need to extract it again and/or disable antivirus when extracting. The most problematic AV software found was Bitdefender.


  1. Install SMS Backup & Restore
  2. Connect the phone onto the PC (You MUST select Disk drive as connection type)
  3. Copy the xml file into the SMSBackupRestore Folder on the phone, create it if it’s not already there
  4. Run SMS Backup & Restore and import messages.

Mandatory screenshot 🙂



Newest release
Version: 1.0.2
Released: 23.02.2011

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214 Responses to “Nokia Ovi to Android SMS convert utility”

1. Abrar said on 09. December 2013 at 05:44:48

Many Many Thanks for SMS convert utility Description, its so easy. I just successfully transfer SMS from Nokia N97 to my new Samsung Galaxy Note 3…

2. John said on 22. January 2014 at 00:22:27

Thank you so much!!

3. sam said on 29. January 2014 at 20:55:33

this works great, thanks for the software .

4. T & T said on 02. February 2014 at 10:35:55

It works for me!!!
Thank you verry muchhhhh

5. Mystic said on 16. February 2014 at 22:23:04

thank u so much for this software. its just excellent!!

6. karshni said on 26. February 2014 at 17:14:39


7. vidzvd said on 04. January 2015 at 02:00:56


Tried everything in the above given list. Nokia OVI Suit 2.2 did wonders and nothing else. My cells are Nokia N8 and Lenovo S660 (Normal people don’t use either one now a days but….). Used this link ‘’ and everything just worked awesome. After two sleepless nights in a row OVI Suit 2.2 did it under eight mins. Great app and I’m out of job now but as soon as I get some money on my hand. I am gonna do donations and a noticeable one. God bless…..

8. Importer des contacts depuis un téléphone Nokia vers Android said on 01. February 2015 at 02:07:25

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9. Ajish said on 31. March 2015 at 13:31:04

Perfect Software.I already converted all the SMS form NOKIA N85 through this Software to Andriod

10. Jahon said on 05. April 2015 at 18:13:24

Thank you very much! All sms from Nokia N86 trasnfered to Explay Tornado correctly!

12. Stephen said on 19. January 2016 at 04:11:32

This was just what was needed….
I exported the Nokia C7 messages from 2010 to Android using xml file then imported into Blackberry 10, using a paid $ BB app.
thanks for the tips as had tried many variations Nokia to Windows (failed), device switch, transfer data etc.

13. Kristian said on 25. March 2016 at 22:09:47

Thank you for this tool and guide.

I just used this to transfer messages from an old Nokia C2 to a Samsung phone.

Since there was a lot of messages (more than 8000), the export from Nokia OVI took a long time, so be patient guys 🙂

The download from filehorse worked for me, and the old version (2.1) of Nokia OVI worked for me.

14. Adam said on 28. March 2016 at 17:08:59

Many many thanks! it is still the best way to move messages from old nokia phones 🙂 no other software can be match for that two apps. It is worth mentioning that most “free aps” to do that are not free (limited to some messages) which renders them useless in most of the cases.

Best regards

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