Yes. The backup format is a simple XML format and is independent of the Android version on the phone, so it can be easily used to transfer messages and calls from one Android phone to another.
There are multiple ways to transfer from one phone/device to another:
Many people have reported errors encountered with SMS Exporter however it is very difficult to fix because the application is using a 3rd party library to export the messages. If you are getting errors, please try the other ways below.
Here is a simple tool to export messages from WinMo phones. Click here to download SMS Exporter. This is an experimental application and so any feedback about this app is highly appreciated.
Download the .CAB file from the link above and install it on your phone. Running it will present you with a simple form with an “Export” menu. It will export messages into a SMS.xml file which can be directly imported into any Android phone using the SMS Backup & Restore app.
If the SMS Exported does not work for you then you can always try the following third party options:
Here is an excellent article explaining how to Import/Export/Move/Transfer SMS Messages from Windows Mobile to your Android Phone using PIM Backup and our App SMS Backup & Restore.
Here is another article for a tool which Exports from Windows Mobile. This process works without needing root access on the Android phone. Check it out!
Here are some other third part articles and tools:
All these processes work without needing root access on the Android phone.
Here is a third party converter application so that the messages exported or transferred from FJ Software’s MyPhoneExplorer can be restored on an Android Phone using our SMS Backup & Restore. app. This process works without needing root access on the Android phone.
Jan Grewe has created a web based application to convert SMS Messages from iPhone so that they can be transferred into any Android phone using the SMS Backup & Restore app. The page has instructions to find the SMS database created by iTunes and then upload it for conversion. The web application generates an XML file which can then be copied to the SD Card of the Android phone and restored using SMS Backup & Restore.
If you don't want to upload your messages to a remote site then Dr. Bil Kirmani, one of the users of SMS Backup & Restore, came up with a manual process of doing the conversion on a Mac. In his words:
Create a backup of your iPhone SMSes.
Sync your phone.
Download the necessary software.
Find and extract your old SMS files
Amend the file into SMS Backup format
ROWID; address; date; text; flags; replace; svc_center; group_id; association_id; height; UIFlags; version; subject; country; headers; recipients; read
=" <sms protocol="&CHAR(34)&”0”&CHAR(34)&" address="&CHAR(34)&B2&CHAR(34)&" date="&CHAR(34)&D2&CHAR(34)&" subject="&CHAR(34)&”null”&CHAR(34)&" body="&CHAR(34)&K2&CHAR(34)&" toa="&CHAR(34)&”null”&CHAR(34)&" sc_toa="&CHAR(34)&”null”&CHAR(34)&" service_center="&CHAR(34)&”null”&CHAR(34)&" read="&CHAR(34)&”1”&CHAR(34)&" status="&CHAR(34)&”-1”&CHAR(34)&" />"
Create the SMS Backup and Restore File
<?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8' standalone='yes' ?>
<sms protocol="0" address="NHS" date="1272018455000" subject="null" body="Medical Student Teaching Reminder" toa="208" sc_toa="0" service_center="+447782000800" read="1" status="-1" /> </smses>