How to transfer contacts from O2 Xda Atom Exec phone to Samsung Galaxy 5 GT-i5503

I think this is my first ever blog entry about gadgets. lol. I’m not really into gadgets but I ran into a problem last night, so I thought I’d post the solution here.

’twas a troublesome night and morning for me. Since last night I was trying to export / copy all O2 Xda Atom Exec phone contacts into a SIM card. This old cellphone, O2 Xda Atom Exec, by default, can only “Save to SIM” contacts individually. There’s no multiple selection. What I wanted to do was export the O2 Atom contacts into a SIM card, and from the SIM card export to another phone – Samsung Galaxy 5 GT-I5503… or is it GT-15503? 🙂

I had so much trouble doing this last night, and I won’t elaborate that anymore. Here’s the hassle-free (or less hassle) way of moving your contacts from your O2 Xda Atom Exec phone into Samsung Galaxy 5 GT-I5503. This might work too even if the other phone isn’t Samsung Galaxy 5 GT-I5503.

Please bear with me – always mentioning the full model names of the phones! lol.

How to export ( backup | copy | move ) contacts saved on your O2 Xda Atom Exec into Samsung Galaxy 5 GT-I5503

The following instructions are assuming you begin with your SIM card inserted to O2 Xda Atom Exec.

  1. Download PPCContactsMgr and unzip into your O2 Xda Atom Exec phone. Find the zipped file attached to the post of dotfred (thanks so much to this developer), it was named FdcSoft PPCContactsMgr when I downloaded it. This application will help you select multiple contacts and save (or even delete) them all at once.
  2. Once you unzip the file into your O2 Xda Atom Exec, run the .cab file to install.
  3. Restart your O2 Xda Atom Exec.
  4. Open your Contacts. You can now select multiple contacts at once doing a “click and drag” action.
  5. Select the contacts you’d like to copy into your SIM card, and click on Menu (on lower right of the screen).
  6. Under Menu you will find the “Add Sel. Contacts to SIM”. This will copy all selected contacts from the O2 Xda Atom Exec phone into your SIM card.
  7. Turn off O2 Xda Atom Exec, remove the SIM card from it, and insert it to Samsung Galaxy 5 GT-I5503.
  8. Turn on the Samsung Galaxy 5 GT-I5503 phone, and open your Contacts (icon at the lower right area of idle screen).
  9. Press the menu button to display available options.
  10. Choose “Import/Export” from the menu, and then “Import from SIM Card”.
  11. Select contacts that you would like to copy from the SIM card into Samsung Galaxy 5 GT-I5503.
  12. Press the “Import” button.
  13. You should have successfully transferred contacts from your O2 Xda Atom Exec, to your SIM card, and into the Samsung Galaxy 5 GT-I5503 now.

I hope that helped.

My Opinions on Samsung Galaxy 5 GT-I5503

This is the first Android device I used. Kinda confusing at first but I guess I’ll get used to it. This kind of device can be fully enjoyed if you have wifi access and an SD card in it. You’ll be able to download so many free applications from the Android Market.

I hate the Samsung Galaxy 5 GT-I5503 keyboard! The one called “Samsung Keyboard” specifically. I am not used to this kind of keyboard design, only alphabets and and the period key is present on the main screen. Not even the comma, which I often use in composing SMS, is placed there. To use the other keys I have to press a lot of buttons – one press to show the screen with numbers and some symbols, another for other symbols, and another for smilies. But yeah, maybe it will take some getting used to. I think my typing speed has slowed down 50% compared to when using O2 Xda Atom Exec.

Other things I do not like about Samsung Galaxy 5 GT-I5503… (1) the multifunction jack’s cover. I had an old Samsung phone before with the same multifunction jack design and the cover didn’t last long. Sadly, this multifunction jack of Samsung Galaxy 5 GT-I5503 will often (well, it’s a multifunction jack) be used because this is where we plug the travel adapter (charger), PC data cable, and etc. (2) The phone casing looks fragile… the material type that will break when you drop it. The casing’s glossy also seem to be scratch and dirt prone, especially the back part. So it’s best to use a protective casing on it. (3) Unlike O2 Xda Atom Exec, there’s no indicator LED that will let you know you have an unread message even when screen is off.

Don’t get me wrong! I love the Samsung phone. I was simply stating what I do not like. The free downloadable apps from Android Market, sleek interface, and other features cover up all these things I dislike about Samsung Galaxy 5 GT-I5503. lol. 😀

Credits for this O2 Xda Atom Exec to Samsung Galaxy 5 GT-i5503 post

If I hadn’t stumbled upon this blog entry, it’s possible that I’m still stressing myself out right now. So thanks to whoever wrote this article:

Pocket PC Tips : Select Multiple Contacts on O2 Atom

The developer who wrote the PPCContactsMgr application also has my thanks:


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A Filipino programmer and baker. When I have time to spare, I blog, play video games, watch series (usually anime), cook dishes, draw, or spend a little time with pets. When I have the rare luxury of time, I get to travel and record song covers too! Running small-time online dessert shops Cookies PH and Catzie's Cakery.

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