Now before I do a hard reset, I really need to backup and save my SMS and contacts at least, to PC, so I can later restore them somehow. Can someone tell me my options? I don't have the Micro-usb cable yet, but I will get it today and start experimenting. But I was wondering if the /data/data/com.android..... folder is even accessible when connected with USB? I am hoping that I will be able to set USB debugging to on by calling on the phone and accessing the main menu from there.
I have both Win XP and Ubuntu, so any solution based on either platform will be appreciated.