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You need a phone with root access. The folder that usually stores the contacts is data/data/com.android.providers.contacts/databases/contacts.db As you would imagine they are placed in a 'safer' part of the device storage. However, the /data folder is accessed via root directory / You can root the device or you can use a Contacts Contract to access the ...
To restore a nandroid backup, the device cannot be in "normal operation mode". You have to boot into your (custom) recovery (see our tag-wikis on: recovery-mode / clockworkmod / twrp), from where you can trigger a full restore. With ClockworkMod Recovery, it is e.g. found in the Backup & Restore sub-menu. Stock recoveries don't offer taking/restoring ...
I used an OTG adapter and a keyboard. Plugged it in and then powered up. Typed in my code then plugged into laptop running Kies. Got all my contacts and messages and more
The Xperia Z supports USB-on-the-go, so with a USB-OTG adaptor and a USB keyboard you should be able to enter the encryption passphrase to boot the device.
This would be the toolkit needed to help alleviate your bootloop. Read the whole thread to fully understand what is going on. http://forum.xda-developers.com/nexus-4/orig-development/toolkit-wugs-nexus-root-toolkit-v1-8-2-t2015469 You'll be able to root your device, fix your problem, then if wanted you can relock your device or install a custom ROM. I used ...
As your device is rooted I assume you can download nexus root toolkit to pull and push files, it automatically handles both, bootloader booting and fastboot, through adb, if however you didn't have usb debugging enabled I cant help you.
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