Originally Posted by Cooper271
Well, to get your contacts, go to the market. sign in. then they'll sync automatically from your gmail. for future times, you can save your contacts to your SD. Go to contacts, hit the menu soft key, hit import/export from SD, then Export to SD card. When you want them back you follow the same process except you hit Import from SD card.
Thanks. I did manage to get my contacts back by another more painful method but this is good information for future reference for sure. Trying to get things just the way I want them now that I am rooted. Going to do some major reading here on the forums to try and learn without driving you all nuts. Thanks to everyone who has responded!