PC Suite restores your old SMSs and deletes your new messages, but X-SMS restores your messages in a non-destructive way. When you restore a backup with X-SMS, the messages you received after you made the backup are preserved. You can store your messages as .txt, .doc, .pdf, and .html.
The latest version adds the touchscreen Nokias N97 and 5800 XpressMusic and the Samsung Omnia HD to the list of supported phones.
X-SMS only backs up messages from your inbox. So move all your messages to your inbox before you make a backup, or else you may lose the messages from your sent folder and custom folders. To install and use X-SMS you'll need to have Python installed on your phone.
File manager ActiveFile comes with an SMS backup and restore function that backs up and restores messages from all messaging folders, including the custom folders you've made yourself. But if ActiveFile won't work for you, X-SMS is the most suitable alternative.
• X-SMS for N97, 5800 XpressMusic, and Omnia HD
• X-SMS for Symbian S60 3rd ed.
Wednesday, 29 July 2009