1. whyeven's Avatar
    Hello AC - members,

    I have one question. If I save (export) my contacts on the galaxy s4 to the internal sd card, can I easily restore them with another ROM?
    I'm planning to install the 4.3 Jellybean Version (and turning my S4 into a GE S4).

    Therefore the shortform of my question: Is it possibile to import the .vcf files from the TW contacs app into the Vanilla Android Contacts App?

    Thanks a lot for your help and excuse my bad english.
    09-12-2013 09:38 AM
  2. Chris Broughton's Avatar
    Your easiest method is to sync all your contacts with Gmail. You can set up your S4 to sync your contacts back to Gmail. Once you get that done you can easily get your contacts on any Android phone.
    09-12-2013 09:50 AM
  3. whyeven's Avatar
    I have all sync methods disabeld because of security reasons (I know, one cannot disconnect android from google, but I want to share as few data as possible).

    No way of syncing manually?
    09-12-2013 09:57 AM
  4. srkmagnus's Avatar
    Hello AC - members,

    I have one question. If I save (export) my contacts on the galaxy s4 to the internal sd card, can I easily restore them with another ROM?
    I'm planning to install the 4.3 Jellybean Version (and turning my S4 into a GE S4).

    Therefore the shortform of my question: Is it possibile to import the .vcf files from the TW contacs app into the Vanilla Android Contacts App?

    Thanks a lot for your help and excuse my bad english.
    Welcome to the forums! You can sync your contacts with Google right now (system settings > accounts > Google > Check the sync box) and you'll have contacts re-sync to the device when the new ROM is installed and you set it up the contacts will automatically sync back to the device on the new ROM. If you don't want to keep a backup with Google then you can export the contacts as a .csv file then import to the device once the new ROM is installed.
    09-12-2013 10:34 AM
  5. whyeven's Avatar
    Thanks a lot for your help.
    As I've written above, I would appreciate it not to sync my data with the google servers.

    The form you suggested with reimport on the new ROM was my first intention, too.
    Though you said the format should be .csv. If I go for Export on Stock TW the location path of the file ends with .vcf.

    Is the whole process still possible? And if not, how can I change the format of the contacts?

    Again, thanks for your help.
    09-12-2013 10:52 AM
  6. Rukbat's Avatar
    You can use MyPhoneExplorer https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...xplorer.client to back up your contacts, then to restore them to the new phone. (You'll have to be able to connect both phones - one at a time - to a computer that you run the app on - Bluetooth, USB or WiFi.)
    09-12-2013 11:02 PM
  7. whyeven's Avatar
    So it is not possible to use the google-free way srkmagnus explained?

    Another question, if I flash a ROM (the 4.3 Jamal GE Port through TWRP) is the internal sd clean totally? So aren't there any nandroid backups left?
    09-13-2013 04:30 AM
  8. companionlink's Avatar
    So it is not possible to use the google-free way....
    This is possible. Do you use Microsoft Outlook on your computer? If so, head over to the folks at AndroidPCSync.com and use their USB sync tool to transfer contacts to Outlook. Once you flash your phone, just use their tool to sync back to the phone. The USB sync ensures not data is in Google's cloud.
    09-13-2013 01:15 PM
  9. srkmagnus's Avatar
    I'm sorry, an over sight on my end about you not wanting to sync to Google. Export as vcf should work without any problems. I would suggest saving two contact export files (backup to the cloud or pc) and make a nandroid backup in recovery of your current ROM.

    With the contacts app opened, press menu. You should be given an option to import/export, and will have options as to where you want the exported file saved.
    Let us know how it works out or if you have further questions!

    Sent from my GT-P7510 using Tapatalk 2
    09-13-2013 08:02 PM
  10. whyeven's Avatar
    Everthing worked perfectly. Thanks alot for your help!

    I'm really impressed with the quality of this forum
    srkmagnus likes this.
    09-23-2013 03:11 AM
  11. srkmagnus's Avatar
    Everthing worked perfectly. Thanks alot for your help!

    I'm really impressed with the quality of this forum
    That's great to hear! If you have further questions feel free to ask around, we're here to help!
    09-23-2013 10:00 AM

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