Lost contacts after flashing custom firmware 3.1

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  1. hotplainrice macrumors newbie

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    Help! :(

    I've lost my contacts after flashing my 3G 3.0 to a custom image 3.1 and I setup the phone as new. Is there any way I could get back all my contacts?

    Thanks.
     
  2. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    Restore from a backup, or resync with Address Book on your Mac?
     
  3. hotplainrice thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I did try a restore from a backup on iTunes, didn't help.

    I don't have a Mac. Sorry.
     
  4. hotplainrice thread starter macrumors newbie

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  5. kkat69 macrumors 68020

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    If you didn't back up your iPhone and your contacts then yah you lost em.
     
  6. ecskater1313 macrumors newbie

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    That sucks!

    I have MobileMe and it saves all your contacts. You should look into getting mobileme in the future! :)
     
  7. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    Can you downgrade back to the version you were on before, and try to restore to that? If that works, then you can tell iTunes to sync your contacts with the Windows Address Book on your PC. Then upgrade to the custom rom, and if they're gone, you can resync them from Address Book.
     
  8. hotplainrice thread starter macrumors newbie

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    How would I know if a backup exists for that version without downgrading it first? Is it possible to check it in the registry?

    Thanks
     
  9. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    I'm not sure. When you said "I did try a restore from a backup on iTunes", I thought that was a backup you did right before you upgraded. Sorry. :(
     
  10. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    So, you don't have a Mac? Why didn't you sync your contacts to Outlook? Or at least Windows Address Book?

    In the future do that. Also look into using Funambol, which gives you an online source, so you have two methods to get your contacts back.
     
  11. hotplainrice thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, I will remember to do that.

    Thanks guys, I appreciate your thoughts and help.
     
  12. sysctl macrumors newbie

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    You could also use Yahoo's Contacts to sync to, it's an option in iTunes, and supports multiple #'s for same person, etc
     

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