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Offline Ed.Kloonk

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Retrieving data from old SIM cards.
« on: February 16, 2020, 04:40:38 am »
I have a number of old sim cards which contain some old TXT messages I'd like to keep for posterity, but not necessarily the SIM cards themselves.

Some chips contain old contact lists also. I would like to extract as much as I can from all of them in one go.

I have a 4 year old Samsung galaxy that I can use as a reader.

Wondering if there is way to dump all the info into a readable text file. Or would it better or possible to capture the whole data raw so to speak?
 

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Re: Retrieving data from old SIM cards.
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2020, 04:58:36 am »
Apparently, SIM card readers are a thing: https://www.newegg.com/p/pl?d=sim+card+reader
 
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Re: Retrieving data from old SIM cards.
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2020, 09:33:56 am »
Put card in phone, and get from the play store a backup application, and use it to make an XML file of the SIM contents, and then get that blob off the phone and read it.

Otherwise restore all of the blobs to the phone, and make a single new one off this. There are plenty of apps that are designed to transfer SIM content from one phone to the new phone, and just look for one with reasonable ratings, no adverse comments in the reviews and it probably is ad supported, so ignore the ads, and uninstall after use.
 
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Re: Retrieving data from old SIM cards.
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2020, 11:29:58 am »
Apparently, SIM card readers are a thing: https://www.newegg.com/p/pl?d=sim+card+reader

Wow!!   $2.38 for the USB device, and 98c shipping !!  Great deal there...   8)
 

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Re: Retrieving data from old SIM cards.
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2020, 11:32:03 am »
Apparently, SIM card readers are a thing: https://www.newegg.com/p/pl?d=sim+card+reader

Wow!!   $2.38 for the USB device, and 98c shipping !!  Great deal there...   8)

Betcha ten bucks it doesn't work in Linux.

 

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Re: Retrieving data from old SIM cards.
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2020, 12:02:26 pm »
Apparently, SIM card readers are a thing: https://www.newegg.com/p/pl?d=sim+card+reader

Wow!!   $2.38 for the USB device, and 98c shipping !!  Great deal there...   8)

Betcha ten bucks it doesn't work in Linux.

Evidently if you plug the USB device in, up-side-down, then type the following...
  [root@linuxtechi ~]# rev
  LinuxTechi
  ihceTxuniL
  Linux Rocks
  skcoR xuniL
  Opensource World
  dlroW ecruosnepO
  LinuxMint Ultimate Desktop
  potkseD etamitlU tniMxuniL

and click your heels 3 times saying... "I want to go home!"...
then it works !!!   :-DD
 
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Offline Ed.Kloonk

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Re: Retrieving data from old SIM cards.
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2020, 12:16:53 pm »
Apparently, SIM card readers are a thing: https://www.newegg.com/p/pl?d=sim+card+reader

Wow!!   $2.38 for the USB device, and 98c shipping !!  Great deal there...   8)

Betcha ten bucks it doesn't work in Linux.

Evidently if you plug the USB device in, up-side-down, then type the following...
  [root@linuxtechi ~]# rev
  LinuxTechi
  ihceTxuniL
  Linux Rocks
  skcoR xuniL
  Opensource World
  dlroW ecruosnepO
  LinuxMint Ultimate Desktop
  potkseD etamitlU tniMxuniL

and click your heels 3 times saying... "I want to go home!"...
then it works !!!   :-DD

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