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I'm scrapping an old BlackBerry but I need to dump all the information in the phone somewhere and upload it to a new one, so I need an application that:

  1. Must work in Linux
  2. Do full backups and restore of all the data.
  3. Synchronize between cellphones
  4. Can upgrade the OS (optional)
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There aren't too many options to pick from but Barry will cover you for most of it:

  • Does full and partial backup of all the databases on the Blackberry, including configurations
  • Does full and partial restore of all of the databases
  • Allows you to synchronize several phones
  • Works on GNU/Linux and BSD
  • Licensed under LGPL/GPL
  • Allows you to use your phone as modem (tethering)

One thing it doesn't do, however, is allow you to upgrade the phone.

I used it and the only failure I found is that it can't backup non-ASCII entries since it uses other low-level system, but Barry is working on it. This is an active project that uses C++.

There are packages for most major distributions of Linux (deb and RPM) ready to use.

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