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Tried Jailbreak on my iphone3 with iOS 5.0.1 no realizing it wasn't compatible. Now all my contacts are gone. Any idea how I can restore them?

asked 13 Jan '12, 12:36

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Jailbreak can't remove your contacts, and iPhone 3GS is compatible with the jailbreak, use redsn0w 0.9.10b3 to jailbreak again.

got backup in iTunes? then restore it like this: alt text


answered 13 Jan '12, 12:51

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raviraj jailbreak guru

edited 13 Jan '12, 13:19

Thanks! So where do you think my contacts are? The strange thing is there are like 5 contacts that are still there and they are random. Also, there is a block of text messages missing for a period of about 3-weeks... Very strange. So Redsn0w will work with the 5.0.1 OS?

(13 Jan '12, 13:12) newtojailbreak newtojailbreak's gravatar image

do you have a itunes backup? if yes, you can then restore the backup.

(13 Jan '12, 13:16) raviraj jailbreak guru raviraj%20jailbreak%20guru's gravatar image


(13 Jan '12, 16:22) newtojailbreak newtojailbreak's gravatar image

@raviraj jailbreak guru you spelled your name wrong on the ipad ;)

(13 Jan '12, 16:24) theiphoneguy ♦ theiphoneguy's gravatar image

you are just a mister fancy pants @raviraj

(14 Jan '12, 02:56) therealcmac therealcmac's gravatar image

It is very possible that if your contacts seem to magically come and go.. that you have cloud syncing of some sort, either via google, mobileme, icloud, or what ever other ones there are.. these glitches are quite rare.. but they do happen. you can also go into contacts and navigate out.. maybe you were not in the global list or what ever list that has the bulk of your contacts.. otherwise if that isn't it.. as others have pointed out (with awesome pics and graphics I might add) you can restore from back up.. hth.. ;-)


answered 13 Jan '12, 19:00

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