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Posts: 21
Registered: ‎05-26-2012
My Device: 8830 v4.5.0.175 (Platform & 9800 (v6.0.0.600. Platform
My Carrier: MTN

How to get your old text messages on new BB

I just upgraded from the 8830 to the BB Torch, I wanted to start fresh with settings and auto text so I didn't want to go with the conventional way of getting everything from my old phone to my new one.


 I got all my tasks, calendar, memo, and contacts by syncing with outlook.


My question is this, is there an easy way to import all my old text measages? I use them a lot for referrence, and would like to have them available on my new phone.


Thanks, Irvin

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Registered: ‎11-28-2008
My Device: DTEK50 (AAI82), PRIV (AAI795), Z10/Z30/Q10 (, Playbook (
My Carrier: TMobile USA

Re: How to get your old text messages on new BB



The method would be to, from your old BB, take a full backup:

  • KB12487 How to back up BlackBerry smartphone data using BlackBerry Desktop Software for Windows

Then, conduct, to your new BB, a SELECTIVE restore from that backup file, selecting only those databases you desire:

  • KB10339 How to use BlackBerry Desktop Software to restore data to a BlackBerry smartphone from a backup file
  • KB03974 BlackBerry smartphone database list


Good luck!

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Posts: 21
Registered: ‎05-26-2012
My Device: 8830 v4.5.0.175 (Platform & 9800 (v6.0.0.600. Platform
My Carrier: MTN

Re: How to get your old text messages on new BB

Thanks a lot, I will try that as soon as I get time, and will give more feedback then, Thanks again