Originally Posted by ralcantara79
I've tried this method twice to see what would happen. It seemed to fix the Facebook updating issues somewhat but I'd like for some of you to confirm if this works.
A little background first, like you I was having trouble with my contacts not updating correctly after the 2.1 update. I was signed in to both the stock HTC Facebook for Sense and the Facebook App. Tried many combinations of signing into one or the other but nothing worked until I tired this possible solution.
1. On your phone go to Settings>Applications>Manage Applications and select "Facebook". Select "Clear data" and or "Uninstall updates". This will clear all info you've entered, mainly username and password on the Facebook app.
2. Under Settings>Accounts & Sync>Facebook for HTC Sense go ahead and remove account. Don't sign back in just yet. You should notice in a few seconds that all of your contacts' facebook linked pics and statuses are no longer visible.
3. From your computer go to your Facebook account. At the top right select Account>Application settings. You'll see a list of apps running on Facebook. Look for "Facebook for Android" and "HTC Sense". Delete both entries.
4. On your phone under Settings>Accounts & Sync go ahead and add the "Facebook for HTC Sense" account. Your phone will begin syncing all of the Facebook data. A couple of things I noticed. 1st, even though my HTC Hero was telling me it was done updating a majority of the pics and statuses were still missing. I left the phone sitting for about 5 minutes or so and eventually all of the photos showed up again. The main point is to be patient, the more contacts you have the longer it'll take. 2nd, the Facebook for HTC Sense app isn't the most ideal version for viewing friends pics and statuses especially compared to the Facebook app that is provided with 2.1. I would suggest deciding which is more important, being able to update your status and browse your Facebook updates easily or having your contacts sync correctly under your contacts lists because once you correct the syncing issue you can't use the Facebook app unless you want to have the problem all over again.
Again on first viewing this appears to have worked but I won't know until someone updates their status and changes their profile pic. Please let me know if you try it and it does indeed work for you.
I believe this is the solution...I was working on it as I was reading this thread. I came upon your possible solution and I finished the process including #3 and thus far the problem is solved.
For #3 the exact path to get where ralcantara79
is speaking of is to click on Account<Privacy Settings<Edit your settings under the Apps and Websites then you will see a list of apps you currently use where you can delete the ones this user mentions. I think that over time, with the Facebook improvements, the instructions were just thrown off.
I am now where you are in that I have only to have it prove it will auto sync when someone else changes a profile pic.
Thank you for taking the time to type all of that out. It was very helpful.