Using unrooted vanilla Android 8.1. The default
Contacts app always crashes on start.
- I have made sure to update to the latest version:
- I have rebooted the device and installed all other available updates
- I have cleared the cache for
- I have tried to sideload the apk but got "INSTALL_FAILED_VERSION_DOWNGRADE" error
- I have used
adb backupbut the backup is only 1kb when the app's data is over 10mb on the phone so I'm worried that the backup doesn't include all my contacts
Interestingly, other applications that rely on
Contacts such as
Signal Messenger can see these contacts but I cannot create or modify contacts.
I am hoping for ideas on how to get out of this conundrum without losing my contacts. I don't sync contacts with Google (would like to keep it that way) and wouldn't want to do it with another party either. Perhaps running in some kind of "Safe Mode" or using another app to read and copy contacts and create a
vcf file that I can import from
Contacts once I've uninstalled/reinstalled it