Pre HATES Evo!! Holds Grudge!!
OK - so we just got back from the Sprint store (not much of a line - got there at 7AM and we were 6th in line - got in w/ the first group at 8am).
Anyway, the contacts transfer from my wife's Instinct to the EVO had no problems...
My Pre though??!? Different story! It kept giving some "phonebook not found" error message on their transfer machine. Even though my phonebook was working fine.
I then remembered that I had it in Developer mode (only 'patch' I ever tried was the speed increase to 800MHZ). I turned off Developer mode and still no joy.
Soooooooooooooooo - my wife is thrilled w/ her EVO, I'm kind of annoyed because I have do a 1:1 transfer of every freaking contact.
Anyone know of a way to transfer contact info from a Pre -> EVO? Is there something on the Sprint.com site to backup a Pre (and then restore to a new phone)?
I'm going to start searching around but thought I'd check in to see if any others were having issues.
I love you WebOS, I'm just sick of your 'body' - your soul is beautiful, but your outside needs some work. Please don't hate me for that!!
- 06-04-2010, 09:12 AM #2
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- 06-04-2010, 09:18 AM #5
Same problem with my move from the pre to the evo. Preordered at best buy, they couldn't transfer my contacts, went over to Sprint who couldn't do it either, neither could radio shack. I exported my contacts using the patch in preware which only transferred about 10 contacts. Sprint told me that they should have their cellbrite(sp) systems back up today
- 06-04-2010, 09:19 AM #6
- 06-04-2010, 09:26 AM #7
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@shibumi, you may want to consider applying the . When I deactivated a Pre after a swap, the deactivated Pre eventually went into the activation mode and wouldn't let me use it over wifi.
Also, if you've got your contacts in your Palm Profile, adding a gmail sync is not going to migrate the contacts from the Palm Profile to google. It'll just keep the existing contacts in the Palm Profile. Migrating them to google is possible, but difficult. It's certainly not something that your average user will be able to do. YMMV.
Last edited by dullgeek; 06-04-2010 at 09:30 AM.
- 06-04-2010, 09:27 AM #8
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- 06-04-2010, 09:50 AM #11
Thanks for all of the tips!
- 06-04-2010, 10:16 AM #13
- 06-04-2010, 10:29 AM #14
Here are some links for anyone else that runs into this issue:
- 06-04-2010, 05:26 PM #16
Huh, I was in Developer mode and have tons of patches and they didnt have a problem syncing my contacts over...
- 06-04-2010, 06:34 PM #17