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Help Extract Contacts, SMS's from Backup file

sagard

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Jun 26, 2013
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Hello Friends,

My phone (Micromax Canvas 2-110) was got locked due to many wrong pattern attempts. My Internet Connection, Wifi, etc. was off before getting locked, so the only option was there for me to do factory reset the phone. So before doing that, I made one backup file by using "backup option" when we press +/- volume keys & power button at the same time. The backup filename is something "userdata_*.backup".

Now, after done with the phone reset when I tried to restore the previous data from the backup file I made.. & then its again going into the same lock phone loop mode asking for gmail account details to verify? So I did factory reset again, to get my phone back working...

Now, the situation is ...
1. My phone is working ok after factory reset
2. I still have the backup file (userdata_*.backup, size 160MB)
3. But not able to get/restore my data back from the backup file

- Is there any way to extract at least contacts & SMS's data out from that file??
- Can this be done externally on my PC by installing any application/software there & then using the phone backup file? So we can keep all the trials out of the phone & then accommodate the results in phone after successful attempt?
- Are there any useful free applications/software's are there?

Please help me in restoring my data back, I really don't want to loose that :(

Many Thanks,
Sagar
 
i hope you used google contacts. sign into gmail and the contacts should be there.

the backup program may have a way to explore the backup image you dont say what it is.

i understand that you got locked out of phone and did a backup. now you restored backup and are locked out.

simply put in the gmail account details and it will let you in. those details are needed for a reason to keep the wrong people out of account details
 
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Thanks Bhero for the prompt response :)

- Unfortunately, I havnt used gmail account to store the contacts.. all data contacts data was stored on the phone memory
- So when I took backup after my phone got locked, I think with the data (contacts, sms's etc.) the settings of phone was also captured in the backup file, so whenever I try to restore the phone data from the backup file & restart the phone it goes into the same lock state mode :(
- To provide my Gmail account details there & then validate it definitely needs internet connection.. either by GPRS, WiFi, via USB debugging mode on, etc. When my phone got locked, all these sources were off :( ..so whenever we provide Gmail account details it wont accept it because of no connectivity to the internet :( :(

1. Hence, I am trying to extract the data from the backup file I have made.. just need to crack the file & retrieve the data out, at least contacts & SMS's
2. Is there any other way to open phone lock or to access the internet in the phone lock state mode

Again may thanks for you help & interest shown to reply my query.
 
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i hope you used google contacts. sign into gmail and the contacts should be there.

the backup program may have a way to explore the backup image you dont say what it is.

i understand that you got locked out of phone and did a backup. now you restored backup and are locked out.

simply put in the gmail account details and it will let you in. those details are needed for a reason to keep the wrong people out of account details
I have the same problem. My phone's wifi and data connection is off before the pattern exceeds the maximum limit. even I entered a correct gmail account my phone is not accepting it
 
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