What if I have a Nokia PC Suite backuped file which contains all the SMS and want to copy them to the new iPhone?
I can provide half an answer. I'm not sure how to get the SMS out of the Nokia backup, but you won't be able to copy them to the new iPhone directly. You'll need to write a script to translate them to the iPhone format. I provide instructions below how to reverse engineer the iPhone SMS DB.
The iPhone SMS DB is sqlite3. If your iPhone is jailbroken, you can get and view the DB on the phone itself (install terminal) or on your desktop:
If your phone is not jailbroken, you can operate on the backup up SMS DB, replace the backup locally and then restore the iPhone. The backup is located in:
And, in my case, and according to various web sources, is named:
Although comments below indicate that may not always be the name of the file. Run the sqlite3 command above to dump this to ASCII to understand the format, then replicate this format with whatever tools you want from your Nokia DB.
Please check iNoki at: http://www.nokisoft.com/inoki. It's an iPhone app which can extract and import data in .NBU file created by Nokia PC Suite. All phonebook, sms, calendar, photo, audio, videos can be imported.
AppStore link: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/inoki/id438619967?ls=1&mt=8
SMS is viewable in iNoki instead of native SMS app - for apple has no official API to insert into native SMS db.
TRY INOKI LITE - this is their FREE version - there is alsoo a paid version that costs USD19.99 through the APPSTORE is - http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/inoki-lite/id461608906?mt=8
According to inoki - You can copy the .NBU files to iNoki's folder using iTunes file sharing. You can also invoke iNoki to open the .NBU file from Email or in your Dropbox. - - you could find details at http://www.nokisoft.com/inoki/
Declaration : I do not guarantee success for this process as I am not the owner and I do not have relations to this website. I'm only answering thi question because I have had a hard time looking for the solution to this myself...