Yesterday I lost all the contacts on my GT-I9000. Nothing strange happened, there was no warning, suddenly they were just.. gone. This is the second time this happens. Is there any method to get the lost contacts back?

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    See my answer on a similar SMS question here. In short: It might have been due to bad flash cells on your device. To mitigate this in the future: Use Google's contact sync service to avoid such situations. It's automatic and you can forget about single point of failures (phone stolen/broken, buggy software) from then on. – ce4 Dec 16 '12 at 13:47
  • Cheers! I'm not phone/computer savvy so I've no idea what bad flash cells are. Not even when I read your answer to the SMS question. Thank the gods I have a backup file, although it's couple of months old. Going to installa that SMS Backup + now, thank you so much for help! – Kyösti Kantee Dec 16 '12 at 15:24
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    Good to know you got at least partial data back! I meant the storage of your phone with flash cells, this type of storage doesn't last forever and parts of it may die after it has been written a number of times (10k or so). So do backups or sync your address book with google. – ce4 Dec 16 '12 at 18:35
  • Now how do I do that sync with google? I've tried but don't seem to able to accomplish anything.. – Kyösti Kantee Dec 16 '12 at 20:11
  • It seems like we don't have a question of the type "How can I sync my contacts with google?". @KyöstiKantee Feel free to ask this question. Contacts sync is a nice feature of Google enabled Android phones, although it comes with the familiar privacy concerns. – Flow Dec 17 '12 at 10:45

Do you have contacts on your Google account? If yes, re-login, and load from Google.

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