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Thursday, November 06, 2008

MPT v5: How to Restore Phone Data on your Motorola RAZR

With the release of Motorola Phone Tools v5 (MPT 5.0), there are a ton of new features to take advantage of. As part of my on-going coverage of the Motorola RAZR and other phones, I am publishing a number of how-to guides so that you can use the updated features of the new software.

This particular guide will show you how you can restore the data on your Motorola RAZR or similar phone utilizing Motorola Phone Tools 5.0. It is important to note that this process only restores up PIM (Personal Information Management) data such as your contacts, tasks and calendar. It does not restore multi-media such as pictures, videos, audio, or ring tones or your mobile phone's configuration. If you are looking to restore your entire phone -- I recommend my guide on this process. (link here)

If you do not own a copy of Motorola's Phone Tools -- you can order it for a cheap as $2 (MPT V4 upgraded to V5) through Amazon (link here) -- or buy the full MPT V5 for less than $15 (link here).

This guide will take you through the process of transferring phonebooks between your two mobile phones using the MPT program.

Here is the step-by-step guide.

1. Open the Motorola Phone Tools v5 Software and click on the Backup/Restore button under the Personal Data Menu bar on the left. This guide assumes that you have already connected your phone via Bluetooth or USB cable.
Restore Motorola RAZR Phone Data:
2. Now click on the restore icon on the right to initiate the restore wizard process.
Restore Motorola RAZR Phone Data: Now click on the restore icon on the right to initiate the restore wizard process.
3. Select the appropriate backup from the drop-down list that you want to use to restore data to your phone and click next.
Restore Motorola RAZR Phone Data: Select the appropriate backup from the drop-down list that you want to use to restore data to your phone and click next.
4. Confirm yes that you really want to update your mobile phone data. Warning, if you click yes and continue with the process, your phone data will be deleted and completely replaced by the data in the backup. There is no merge functionality.
Restore Motorola RAZR Phone Data: Confirm yes that you really want to update your mobile phone data.  Warning, if you click yes and continue with the process, your phone data will be deleted and completely replaced by the data in the backup.  There is no merge functionality.
5. Select the data that you want to restore. Contact, Calendar, or both -- then click on next.
Restore Motorola RAZR Phone Data: Select the data that you want to restore.  Contact, Calendar, or both -- then click on next.
6. The restore process starts and runs for about 2 minutes (depending on the amount of data you have). The process is to delete first, then restores data to the appropriate locations -- SIM card, calendar, contacts -- updates the handset contents then updates the data.
Restore Motorola RAZR Phone Data: The restore process starts and runs for about 2 minutes (depending on the amount of data you have). The process is to delete first, then restores data to the appropriate locations -- SIM card, calendar, contacts -- updates the handset contents then updates the data.
7. This is where it could get tricky. In my case, I received the MPT message -- Failed to restore data. In what appears to be a little buggy implementation here, I had to run back through the process individually for both calendar and contacts. In each case I received the same Failed to restore data message, however my phone was updated with the right contacts and calendar items. Hopefully you did not need to go through the same process I did -- but the work around appears to work.
Restore Motorola RAZR Phone Data: This is where it could get tricky.  In my case, I received the MPT message -- Failed to restore data.  In what appears to be a little buggy implementation here, I had to run back through the process individually for both calendar and contacts.  In each case I received the same Failed to restore data message, however my phone was updated with the right contacts and calendar items.  Hopefully you did not need to go through the same process I did -- but the work around appears to work.

This guide and Motorola Phone Tools (MPT) v5 works with the following Motorola Phones:
Motorola A1200
Motorola A1600
Motorola A630
Motorola A732
Motorola A780
Motorola A835
Motorola A845
Motorola A910
Motorola A920
Motorola A925
Motorola C390
Motorola C698
Motorola DC600
Motorola E1000
Motorola E1060
Motorola E1070
Motorola E1120
Motorola E2
Motorola E398
Motorola E550
Motorola E680
Motorola E690
Motorola E770v
Motorola E790
Motorola E8
Motorola E815
Motorola E825
Motorola E895
Motorola Em30
Motorola K1
Motorola K1c
Motorola K3
Motorola L2
Motorola L6
Motorola L7
Motorola L7c
Motorola L7e
Motorola L7r
Motorola L9
Motorola M990
Motorola Maxx
Motorola ROKR_E1
Motorola ROKR_E6
Motorola U6
Motorola U9
Motorola v1100
Motorola V1150
Motorola V176
Motorola V195
Motorola V235
Motorola V280
Motorola V3
Motorola V300
Motorola V323i
Motorola V330
Motorola V360
Motorola V361
Motorola V3c
Motorola V3i
Motorola V3x
Motorola v3xx
Motorola V400p
Motorola V500
Motorola V501
Motorola V505
Motorola V525
Motorola V535
Motorola V540
Motorola v545
Motorola V547
Motorola v550
Motorola V551
Motorola V555
Motorola V557
Motorola V560
Motorola V6
Motorola V600
Motorola V620
Motorola V635
Motorola V710
Motorola V750
Motorola V750g
Motorola V8
Motorola V8 LUX
Motorola V80
Motorola V9
Motorola V950
Motorola V9m
Motorola V9mS
Motorola VA76r
Motorola Ve
Motorola VU30
Motorola W205
Motorola W208
Motorola W209
Motorola W215
Motorola W218
Motorola W220
Motorola W360
Motorola W375
Motorola W380
Motorola W385
Motorola W385m
Motorola W385re
Motorola W395
Motorola W510
Motorola W755
Motorola W760r
Motorola Z3
Motorola Z6
Motorola Z6c
Motorola Z6M
Motorola Z6tv
Motorola Z6v
Motorola Z9
Motorola ZN5
RAZR2 V8 LUX
RAZR2 V9
ROKR E8
RAZR2 V9m
RAZR V3e
RAZR V3a
ROKR Z6m
RAZR2 V8
MOTO Z6c
MOTO Z9
W510
ROKR Z6
W490
V325i
W315
Maxx Ve
RIZR Z3
RAZR V3xx
RIZR Z6tv
L6
V323i
W755
V197
W385
PEBL
SLVR L7c
V266
V235
V262
V265
RAZR V3t
V365
V325
V195
KRZR
V276
V361
E815
ROKR E1
V260
RAZR V3r
V323
V360
SLVR L7
RAZR V3C
RAZR V3
RAZR V3i
RAZR V3m
KRZR K1m

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