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[Q] How to backup local contacts with their high res pictures ?

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By frankee207, Senior Member on 18th June 2016, 07:49 PM
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Hello,

Since I got a android phone, I always had an issue when exporting/importing my phone contacts.
When I flash a new ROM, I'm used to export all phone contact to a .vcf file, then reimporting them after. I use the standard stock contact app feature.

BUT, after having re-importing the contacts, all the pictures contacts are systematically pixelated, and I have to set all the contacts photo again. It's very long, It takes ages.

Does somenone know the solution of that terribly boring problem ?

I know there is 2 pictures associated to each contact : one in lower resolution, used in the app, and the other in 720p resolution we can see when a contact calls us for example.

I've tried many ways to solve the problem : dump and paste the database contact in /data/data/com.contactsblablabla/databases (with, of course, reboot and chmod) and some other stuff like that.. I have explored the contacts database, but no way to find how to solve.
I'm tired of searching, 10 years android exists, there is at least one solution to this courant problem ! I've never found yet.

Any ideas ?
19th June 2016, 11:40 AM |#2  
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I asked myself the same question yesterday, did a search here and found your post.
Digged a little more, and found some app : Contacts Backup Ultimate
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...backupultimate
Small, free, and it does indeed backup contacts as a XML file and a set of 720x720 (on my phone) pngs.
I haven't tried a restore yet.
19th June 2016, 01:17 PM |#3  
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Just tried another app that also does the job : Super Backup : SMS & Contacts
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...up.smscontacts
It exports a single .vcf file, with embedded 720x720 jpeg (unlike the standard Sony contact apps which exports a .vcf file with only 96x96), which can then be imported by the standard contact app.
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22nd June 2016, 10:48 PM |#4  
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Originally Posted by LolaPalocz

Just tried another app that also does the job : Super Backup : SMS & Contacts
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...up.smscontacts
It exports a single .vcf file, with embedded 720x720 jpeg (unlike the standard Sony contact apps which exports a .vcf file with only 96x96), which can then be imported by the standard contact app.

Hi, I hadn't seen your answer.
Thanks you for the suggestion, I'll try it. Hope it'll do the job
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