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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by wsaleh75, Sep 7, 2011.

  1. wsaleh75

    wsaleh75 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    :? hi guys
    i updated my x10 into android 2.3
    and before i made this update i made a backup for may contacts and messages
    and i have a *.vcf file
    now after i finshing updating prosess i try to restore the contacts but i shocked when i didn't find the same application ( backup and restore which was avaliable in the old version android 2.1)
    i try many times to restore the contacts but without any results
    so i need your help
    what i shall do
    :? :mad:
     



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  2. wooks63

    wooks63 Well-Known Member

  3. wsaleh75

    wsaleh75 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    i am going on
    i think it is ok
    thank you from my heart
     
  4. beau420

    beau420 Android Expert

  5. Merolas

    Merolas Android Enthusiast

    you can still restore the vcf file even without backup and restore

    you go to your contact...import contact...memory card...then create contact under [phone or gmail] and it will search for vcard on your sd.

    once done that it will restore all your contacts....for the rest [mms, texts and others] backup n restore is still recommanded
     
  6. Smokey_Barr

    Smokey_Barr Well-Known Member

    Once fixed, do what I did and sync all your contacts to gmail.

    I've never experienced such irritation and aggravation from such a simple task of saving contacts as I have from the blackberry, and Android operating systems.

    You could copy all contacts to sim on a nokia 2210. Simple.
     
  7. Merolas

    Merolas Android Enthusiast

    weird thing is i never been able to save any contacts to the sim...always say i have no sim contacts...
     
  8. beau420

    beau420 Android Expert

    All you had to do was when you first setup the phone, setup an email address through gmail.

    It is set to auto sync all contacts with gmail.

    Anyone who went through the setup/tutorial when you first flashed your phone would have had sync/backup turned on.

    A lot of people are really hung up on doing a backup that creates some sort of physical file (like a vcf or backing up to SIM) but are afraid to sync online. You aren't the only one at all.
     
  9. wsaleh75

    wsaleh75 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    thanks for you all
    i download the backup and restore application separatelly from 4shared and then i restore all my contacts
    thank you again for your interest
     
  10. 916x10

    916x10 Android Enthusiast

    Exactly!

    Why is that necessary? Just do what Merolas said, can't get much simpler than that! No need to download anything, the feature is built in.

    I'm personally not a fan of the SE Backup & Restore app. Especially since as part of the upgrade from 1.6 to 2.1 they suggested in their official tutorial on how to perform the upgrade that you should perform a full backup using said app. Only problem is that the app was not present on the newer version of software so it did no good to do so.

    Use the Contacts app to backup your contacts and MyBackup for everything else. It's easier, faster, more comprehensive and it's free.
     

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