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My HTC Explorer A310e fell and now its touch screen is not working. I mean display is fine, but it isn't taking any input. Is there any way I could take a backup of the contacts? To suggest the extent damage: it rings but I can't receive calls.

I am travelling and can't go to a service centre until next week so if there was a way I could get my contacts out of it.

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Could you check if your Google address book (the contacts in Gmail) contain the information you're looking for? It may already contain all your contacts if you're set up to synchronize contacts. –  Samveen Jul 26 '13 at 6:06
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in this link they provide you with some usefull commands to try to get the contacts. Basically, you need to install the Android SDK, but I think you need to have the USB debugging option on in your phone. Not sure if you need root also.

cd <android-sdk-dir>/platform-tools
[In linux] ./adb pull /data/data/com.android.providers.contacts/databases/contacts2.db
[In Windows] adb.exe pull /data/data/com.android.providers.contacts/databases/contacts2.db

The path to the contacts database might vary from manufacturer to manufacturer.

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That doesn't require a full SDK install (see: Is there a minimal installation of ADB? And it has another show stopper: Usually adbd doesn't run in root mode, so adb pull has no access to those directories. To work around that, there's the Insecure ADBD app on play (and XDA); but to activate that, one needs to push a button -- which hardly can be done with a broken touch screen (except for, maybe, injecting keyevents via ADB). –  Izzy Jul 26 '13 at 8:54
    
The above commands used will not work unless you are rooted IIRC. –  t0mm13b Jul 26 '13 at 12:44
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