TS2529: iOS: If you can't back up or restore from a backup in iTunesLearn about iOS: If you can't back up or restore from a backup in iTunes
Currently Being ModeratedNov 23, 2012 11:57 AM (in response to beazor)
Without a backup, there is nothing to recover.
If the device has been used as designed, contacts are synced to a supported application on the computer or a cloud service and pictures would be regularly copied off the device to the computer.
Seems you may not have been using the device as designed.