Antwoord op "have an older htc phone that I would love to rescue..."Don't worry, friend. Have you ever tried Android Data Recovery? I once used it to recover those deleted files on my Galaxy s4. As you are using HTC with Android OS system, it's easy to recover your old contacts from the old phone. No matter whether you have backed up your files, you can recover them. To carry out this recovery process, you can try Android Data Recovery, which is able to recover various files like contacts, documents, videos, audios, etc. With this program, you can easily recover lost data from your phone. Besides, it allows you to preview the recoverable files. 1. Connect your phone to computer then run Android Data Recovery 2. Enable USB debugging 3. Select the files to scan 4. Recover deleted contacts Read more about how to recover deleted contacts on Android. I hope my advice can help you!