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Contacts from old phone to EVO

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by reneeb, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. reneeb

    reneeb Well-Known Member
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    My LG Lotus just DIED today...2 days before I get my EVO. Would BB be able to import my contacts from my Lotus into my EVO even if I cant get my Lotus to turn on? Please say yes...I have almost 200 phone numbers in my Lotus and I know maybe 5 of them by heart...

    Thanks,
    Renee
     

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  2. lopezpm

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    I don't think it will work without the phone turning on.
     
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  3. reneeb

    reneeb Well-Known Member
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    awww really? Does anyone know for certain?

    Thanks!
     
  4. zcarman

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    Depends on what happened to it and if they can get it up long enough to get the data out. If it's a short in the battery, charging mech, or the screen blew out, then yes... If it's just dead dead dead... Then probably not so much.

    I've gotten recovery data from a ton of 'dead' LG devices in my time, so hopefully the geeks can do it for ya there.
     
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  5. reneeb

    reneeb Well-Known Member
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    I dont even know what happened to it. Its not the battery, because the small front screen will work occasionally. For the past couple of days the main screen will flash on and off, then go black for a while. Earlier today I couldnt get it to turn on so I took out the battery then replaced it and it wont turn on. I put it on the charger at home (even though it is over half full) and now the screen is just flashing on and off. Hopefully if I dont touch it until Friday the guys can get the contacts off it! Thanks!
     
  6. zcarman

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    Perfect, if you got power you can bitpim the phone to your computer in a worse case scenario!!!

    If they can't do it at the store, just follow the leader...

    Download BitPim (Welcome to BitPim) and plug your Lotus in to your computer. It should let you back up your contacts and export them to a .csv file. Then take that csv file and 'import' it to your Gmail account online. Your Evo will automatically sync contacts from there. You will have to redo your caller ID photos and ringtones, but that's a small price to pay.
     
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  7. gatorchomp83

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    In regards to BB being able to do it for you, it won't work unless the phone is able to stay on long enough for the transfer to be completed. If it will turn on but nothing will work (screen, keys, etc) it MAY work, but its likely to not.
     
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  8. reneeb

    reneeb Well-Known Member
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    Yeah, I'm totally betting that it wont stay on long enough for the transfer. It's just constantly flickering on and off. I'm just hoping that maybe, just maybe, my Lotus will behave for 15 minutes so I can go through my contacts and handwrite them down if I have to. Anything will be better than having to start from scratch! Thanks everyone!!

    Renee
     
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