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Root Backups and Contacts

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by destrekor, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. destrekor

    destrekor Member
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    So, I use Clockwork Recovery and all things associated with ROM Manager and Cyanogen Mod.
    I have lost all of my contacts. I perform full backups prior to installing a new version of CM.
    Can I recover my contacts and only my contacts?

    And before anyone reminds me: yes, I know about Google Sync.

    There's a problem with that: my gmail account was hijacked. I was able to recover it, and everything is now thoroughly locked down with insane passwords. But I just discovered: all my contacts on my phone, at least the majority of them, have disappeared!

    And worse, in the Contacts area of Gmail, there are ZERO contacts. My contacts got completely wiped! So.. kind of in a pickle, where Sync has made things worse by syncing one way, and not the other way! It forced the contacts off my phone, instead of uploading the contacts on my phone to Google! What's up with that?!

    And how can I fix this?
     

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  2. destrekor

    destrekor Member
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    Bump.

    Anyone have any ideas?
     
  3. inssane

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    You won't want to hear this, but you are FUBAR.
    I have been there when the MotoQ came out, and I just had to locate numbers over the course of a month, and some I lost for good.

    "We regret that we are unable to recover messages or contact entries that have been permanently deleted."
    Deleted messages or contacts - Gmail Help

    Problem is that the google side was empty, and why the droid didn't combine is beyond me.

    I looked for about 15 minutes and came up with only the above. Feel free to look some more, but I think it's done. :(
     
  4. anaphora68

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    I know this doesn't help you now, but in the future, every few weeks, I export my Google contacts and save the file as a .csv file. That way, if anything catastrophic happens (or, in the case of my old Pre, my phone decided to destroy my contact list), I was covered, and could just restore everything on the Google side.
     
  5. bigdroiddog

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    I try and remember to do a new csv file monthly just in case, its a good habit. i wish they could work that into titanium backup
     
  6. anaphora68

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    I wish they could work it into Titanium, too, but the issue lies with what resides on Google's servers. If you wipe what's up there, you're stuck in a bad spot (like if your account gets hijacked).

    That would be a nice feature though...
     
  7. inssane

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    That is an interesting thought, it's a simply csv file in most cases when exported.
    Email the developer.
     

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