I drowned my three month old Samsung SGH-T399 Galaxy Light phone. It slipped into my bath water as I was using it in the tub. I quickly rescued it, yanked out its battery, SIM card, and SD card, and tucked it into a nice dry bed of uncooked white rice for the night. In the morning it started normally, but its display flickered and failed after warming up.
I purchased a replacement SGH-T399 phone and installed my favorite apps on it. My Google Mail contacts were restored, but the remaining contacts were not restored. By moving quickly, I was able to go to the Contacts app on the old phone and export them to a contacts.vcf file. Then I used a USB cable to make the old phone a slave to a Windows 7 PC host. I copied the contacts.vcf file to the host PC’s store. (The contacts.vcf file is located in the phone’s /storage/emulated/0/ folder.)
Then I removed the old phone from the USB cable, and replaced it with the new phone. Next I copied the contacts.vcf file from the PC’s store to the /storage/emulated/0/ folder on the new phone, ran its Contacts app, and imported contacts.vcf. Done!
My new phone now has the contacts from my old phone. Both phones run Android 4.2.2.
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© Russ Bellew · Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA · phone 954 873-4695