Rooted and lost contacts

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    I rooted my D2 ( has OTA GB )and then backed up with Titanium Backup yesterday. I was looking to see what was different and found I didn't have any names/pics in my Handscent messaging ( I had been "freezing apps "). Looking also in my contact list, I found a lot missing. Tried the Backup Assistant but kept loosing contacts. Went back in to Titanium and "unfroze" everything I had did, putting it back to all apps running. Also did a cell reset ( power off/on) and even took out the battery. Luckily, I logged into Verizon and have been manually inputting my contacts back into my cell. I noticed the names are now showing up in my text list, but still no pics. Any suggestions on getting things back where they were? Do I back up contacts/pics a different way now that I have root?
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    Are your contacts not stored as Google contacts? Those come back up automatically. If they're stored as phone contacts, wiping the device would cause you to lose them.
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    No, they have always just backed up with Backup Assistant @ Verizon. I thought maybe I would have to use my Google account. Hopefully I can do 1 backup for my list rather than changing each one to Google, lol.

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    Backup Assistant has lost my contacts twice. I use Google now and haven't had any problems with losing contacts

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    Ok, to use Google to back up my contacts, I will have to manually add each contact to my Google account online? I found my contacts are still all showing at Verizon backup. Maybe put up 2 tabs in my browser, swithcing between Verizon and Google to manually transfer each one?
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    You can do that or you can add them on the phone and select sync with Google

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    Thanks, Brad. I decided to just pull up my Backup Assistant at Verizon and started inputting each missing contact back in my D2. I saw the popup and clicked to save to Google. Had Google up and saw it populating with my contacts. Will take me a few days, as I have just finished with "B" names tonight,lol.
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