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My Device: curve 8520
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trasfer data from TORCH 9800 to CURVE8520

Lost my torch 9800 and need to transfer data save in my computer from Torch 9800 to Curve 8520

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Re: trasfer data from TORCH 9800 to CURVE8520

Hi and Welcome to the Community!


Assuming that the 8520 contains nothing you need to keep, then if you used the Desktop Software to create the backup files from your 9800 to your computer, you can again use it to perform a restore to the 8520:

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

If the 8520 does contain data (e.g., contacts, calendar items, etc.) that you need to keep, then you instead need to extract from the 8520 that data to your computer, extract the same data from the backup files from the 9800, merge them together (on your computer), and then finally import them back to the 8520.


If these files are just files (e.g., pictures, videos, etc.), then you can use Mass Storage Mode to copy/move them to the BB:

  • KB11879 What is mass storage mode
  • KB23450 Copy documents to a BlackBerry smartphone using Mass Storage Mode
  • KB29523 How to manually transfer files between a BlackBerry smartphone and a Windows computer



Good luck!

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