I spent another few hours with my Pre today to try and get all gmail contacts back. It’s been about four days spent in the past week since the 1.3.5(.1) Web OS update that I’ve been trying to perfectly personalize my Pre.
In the past week I’ve conducted two Web OS Doctorings and one partial rest. I’ve EPRd unsuccessfully. Four times. Resulting in my most recent doctoring today. I’ve unistalled and re-installed several different profiles. For contacts and for calenders.
I thought my device was working perfectly (despite the duplicate contacts) until I did a search for my brother-in-law. Then a search for a buddy I talk to a lot. To no avail.
Then I did a search for others and realized that I only had 767 of my more than 1400 google contacts show up in my phone. Then I realized a newly-added contact in my phone didn’t transfer to gmail nor did it show up in my Pre when a new contact was added in my desktop.
It’s become extremely frustrating! My phone not having all of my contacts. I posted and answered a few posts on Precentral about this issue and realize I’m not alone. There are several others who are having this problem without getting many answers. There was a recent fiz for the calender not syncing, but nothing about contacts.
It looks like Facebook paid its bills to Palm because my entire (1200+) Facebook friends show up with no problem (many w/o phone numbers–why do I even need that?). Same goes for LinkedIn, all of those relations show up to.
Conspiracy? Google’s new Nexus One , the latest “iPhone Killer” was announced today at CES. How do you think the syncing is going to be with that phone and gmail’s contact list?
I’ve really been hoping that Palm addresses this issue soon. In fact, after my last doctoring today, I got excited with the hope that the update to .1 was the fix.
I’m beginning to lose a little faith in the company I’ve had so much faith in since its 3Com days!
I hope they fix my google contacts soon and don’t potentially allow this to become another iTunes and Apple issue because unlike iTunes, I really need my contacts!
By the way, I’ve just gone into dev mode again and plan on installing all previously installed patches tonight. For those concerned about “bricking your Pre,” it’s impossible! For now, I’m going to call this a love/hate relationship.