The Motorola Phone Tools is an useful application that can be used to backup the contacts on the Motorola ROKR E6 cellphone. This application is present on the CD that ships with the E6. Phone Tools can connect to the E6 over a USB cable, Bluetooth or Infrared. The easiest to use is the USB cable. Before you connect the E6, remember to change the cellphone USB Mode to Modem (Open Setup → USB Mode and choose Modem).
Once connected, the E6 should be detected by Phone Tools and an emulator-like rendition of the E6 appears. The E6 can be completely controlled from Phone Tools, including making or receiving calls and SMS.
Contacts, both on the cellphone and the SIM card, can be backed up using Phone Tools. Choose Synchronization → Backup and provide a name for the archive. After the backup is complete, you can find the backed up contacts list as a CSV (
.csv) file in
%LOCALAPPDATA%\BVRP Software\Motorola Phone Tools\Backup.