Fix for facebook sync with phone contacts


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  1. Tiger79

    Tiger79 New Member This Topic's Starter

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    After the update to Android 2.1 on my HTC Hero, like many other people, I had problems syncing my phone contacts to my facebook contacts. The process com.htc.bgp constantly force closed, and no linking could be made or is some cases only a part of the facebook contacts were synced.

    Different fixes has been suggested by users online but none of them worked. But after a lot of trying, a combination of these fixes finally solved the problem for me. Now all my facebook contacts are available to link to my phone contacts.

    Here's what I did and what you can try:

    1. On your computer, go to Facebook
     

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  2. Wanyal

    Wanyal New Member

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    It's worth noting that the Facebook sync crashes also happen if you have a nickname in your name.

    For example if your name displays to others like this:

    John 'Wanyal' Smith

    The Facebook sync will continue to force quit. The solution is to simply remove the 's so your name appears as:

    John Wanyal Smith.
     
  3. sfx

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    Upgraded to 2.1 today. YAY.

    At first my FB contacts synced up to F in the alphabet for some reason.

    Tried all of the above and they resynced to E.

    I'm gonna give it a day or so as I know in the past FB sync issues have tended to resolve themselves in time - will check back here and update over the weekend.

    Thanks for the tips.
     
  4. sfx

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    FB contacts have now fully synced. w00t.
     
  5. personacide

    personacide New Member

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    ugh... I thought it fixed it. I got as far as the photos updating in the photos program... but not when I went into people and try to link everyone. it isn't showing I have any friends on facebook. :(
     
  6. sfx

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    After the photos bit I went back to SETTINGS > ACCOUNTS and switched auto-syncing back on I think... then just wait.... (and cross fingers)
     
  7. personacide

    personacide New Member

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    aaargh... no go! I can't even begin to list the amount of errors and problems I have been having on this phone especially since the upgrade.
     
  8. DjFlin

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    Is there no way around that? My Name is Ryan O'Flynn, and I'd really like to keep my ' :(
     
  9. airtas

    airtas Well-Known Member

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    the picture part worked but they still don't show on my people list how long does it take?
     
  10. emblemboy

    emblemboy Active Member

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    Ya, I'm stuck here as well.

    The picture stuff is working, bu not the contacts



    edit:
    nvm, it is working.
     

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