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[Q] Please help recover my Contacts&SMS messages lost in updating Paranoid Android

OP bobtomatoes

14th June 2014, 06:07 AM   |  #1  
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-I've been using Paranoid Android ever since Nexus 4 was released, the last time I updated it was when they first released the Halo feature (not sure what version that was).

-Today, I tried to update to PA 4.4 RC1. I downloaded the latest version of the Mako rom and the GAPPs files. In CWM, I got the error message saying "no file_contextsset_metadata_recursive" when attempting to flash the rom.

-For some stupid reason, I decided to try "wipe cache partition" and "wipe dalvik cache" and then re-flash the ROM. However, that didn't work and now I cannot even boot back to my old PA version.

-I had to restore back to the unrooted state to be able to even access my phone again. (which does not have my contacts list and all saved SMS messages)

- At this point, I don't care about updating anything, Is there anyway I can just recover my contact list and all my (non-deleted) SMS messages? or are they already lost...
14th June 2014, 09:58 AM   |  #2  
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For messages yes, they are lost. I suggest that you install sms backup&restore or super backup from playstore to backup all your messages. For contacts, it will all be automatically restored after you logged into your google account. That is if you enable contacts sync to google account. If not, then, they are lost too.

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