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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by msierra519, May 18, 2011.

  1. msierra519

    msierra519 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    in Froyo the birthdays would show up on my calendar and my contacts would have their FB picture on there automatically..i try to add Facebook in the Sync part and it doesnt do anything..like i'm not clicking on it..any suggestions?

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  2. socodef

    socodef Guest

    They took this out on Google's end. It technically violated something in Google's requirements for programs on the market. Tried finding the article, but I don't remember where I saw it at.

    Basically, Facebook is supposed to sync to our phone and not vice versa. I'm pretty sure that's the gist of it. Facebook has to update their API in order to meet the requirements of Google.

    So for now, no syncing with FB!
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  3. bamhm182

    bamhm182 Well-Known Member

    That's unfortunate. My blackberry could sync with Facebook, and I was so-so about it. I really liked that it updated my stuff, however, Google Sync didn't like the blackberry, so it'd screw up my contacts and calendar. Since my new Android is, well, an Android, Google Sync should work phenomenally, but now I can't sync with Facebook. >_< I hope facebook updates the API.
  4. msierra519

    msierra519 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    thanks for the info, that does suck..i liked how it sync'd up..oh well not the most important feature on the phone so no big deal.:D
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  5. bamhm182

    bamhm182 Well-Known Member

    I agree. All the advantages of this phone VASTLY outweigh the disadvantage of no facebook syncing. If you REALLY needed all the facebook information, you could do it manually. I also think there's some Facebook app or something that'll sync facebook to google for you.
  6. acipollo

    acipollo Well-Known Member

    I used SyncMyPix. Works good.
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  7. Shabbypenguin

    Shabbypenguin Extreme Android User

    2.3.3 blocked it, basically facebook synced outside the box, google wanted them to use their api as its how EVERYONE else does it. because if facebook closes down tomorrow, everyone that has their contacts synced will lose em.. with the api they get merged to google as well
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  8. V425

    V425 Android Enthusiast

    I use this as well to sync facebook pics. It does the job well enough to not miss the facebook integration.
  9. briannc766

    briannc766 Lurker

    If you find in dire need of contact pictures and all you Facebook contact info all in one place you will have to perform a few steps. They are universal in any email service, you just have to know where some of these settings are. Today we will be using Yahoo Mail and gMail my personal standards for all my email needs.

    Step 1.) login to your yahoomail.

    Step 2.)go to contact - then choose import email from facebook (it suck all your friend email address into your contact list)

    Step 3.)export yahoo csv. download/save it.

    Step 4.)login to your gmail

    Step 5.)upload the csv file to gmail contact.

    Step 6.) Merge your double contacts

    Step 7.) Go to your Nexus S and turn off gMAIL Contacts Sync Radio Button

    Step 8.) Wait about 60 seconds then turn it on.

    Step 9.) Download SYNCMYPIX from the Marketplace or App Brain ( links and QR codes will be at the bottom)

    Step 10.) Login using Facebook credentials

    I know this process is long and arduous, but trust me, if done correctly (making sure gMAIL contacts match yMAIL contacts match Facebook contacts, etc) you will always have a perfectly clear and non pixilated profile pic on your caller id. I have tested this and it works. If you need screenshots or have any question please do NOT hesitate to ask. We on the PA Team are here to answer your questions and help you with your Pure Google Experience every step of the way! Look out for my weekly wrap on my Pure Google Experience thus far!
  10. mdhall41

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  11. GhostRed

    GhostRed Member

    Much easier way to sync facebook contacts:

    Export contacts in Facebook to a CSV file.

    Use this FB app: Export Friends To CSV | Facebook

    Import CSV file under your Gmail account that is linked to your phone.

  12. Jcooper131

    Jcooper131 Newbie

    Do you still need a app to get the pictures to show up on the contacts using this method?
  13. GhostRed

    GhostRed Member

    I'm not sure as I used Facebook Sync (android app) first.
    But I believe you do as CSV is a text file, so I don't see how it could pull pics.
  14. popularbelief

    popularbelief Newbie

    no love or credit for writing this? c'mon man you know how long it took me type that up on SS? :)
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  15. Tenebrous

    Tenebrous Newbie

    I am considering doing this, but why step 9? If you sync your contacts between yahoo and Gmail why do you need Syncmypix?
  16. Tenebrous

    Tenebrous Newbie

    Also, does this process include bdays? Finally, what about just using Syncmypix?
  17. NOMster

    NOMster Android Enthusiast

    I have found two better ways. Maybe they've been mentioned but I haven't read the whole thread.
    1-In the market search for "social buzz" it may prompt you to install another app that works with it. (These are from t mobile lol) This is much faster than sync my pix and actually gives you some data though not much.
    2-try the app "socialite" it also syncs contacts but I'm not sure to what extent yet. I just installed it so its still working on syncing up.
  18. V425

    V425 Android Enthusiast

    I only use syncmypics because I'm not worried about birthdays showing up on my calendar
  19. bnitty

    bnitty Well-Known Member

    or you can get a custom ROM that has facebook sync. just a suggestion lol
  20. gogander

    gogander Newbie

    If you connect Facebook to Open Exchange Server (https://www.ox.io/) ... they will sync all your contacts to their server, with picture, birthday, name, telephone, email and hometown. Then export the contacts and add them to your gmail contacts. They will now sync to you phone. This works, but you still have to do it however :p
  21. NOMster

    NOMster Android Enthusiast

    that didnt get any phone numbers at all.
  22. mpeng

    mpeng Lurker

    when I use the syncmypix, I always received this error "This contact is read only and cannot be linked".

    How can I resolve this.. please help

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