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Trying to find Contacts in phone files

7th July 2014, 03:07 PM   |  #1  
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Preface: my roommate who is as tech savvy as Fred Flintstone shattered his phone last night. I connected it to my PC and yanked all the files off in case shattering like that can cause it to not charge or anything that would prevent me from accessing it later...

now, the question. Are his contacts saved in one of those files? Apparently he didn't have them on his SIM OR on hi google account. So they must have been saved to his phone. Will they be recoverable from the files I just pulled from his phone? And if so, where?
7th July 2014, 08:39 PM   |  #2  
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nobody has any ideas? The only thing I could find with any reference to contacts was: \Android\data\com.android.contacts\cache\tmp
and they were all empty. Guess he's just gotta hope T-Mobile can pull em from a place I cant access
8th July 2014, 07:43 AM   |  #3  
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/data/data/com.android.providers.contacts/databases
10th July 2014, 02:55 AM   |  #4  
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/data/data/com.android.providers.contacts/databases

thank you so much for your reply. But I think I need to access root on the phone which I'm unable to do with a useless screen. There is no data/data options. can only get to Android/data. Is there a way to pull EVERYTHING off the phone, not just the files I was allowed by connecting as a media device
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Yup you do need root. But if its already rooted, just power on, plug into the computer and adb pull the file you need.
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