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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Mr.Wiggles, May 22, 2010.

  1. Mr.Wiggles

    Mr.Wiggles Newbie
    Thread Starter

    So I finally installing 2.1 with all english menus...that worked in china.

    However I cant get my contacts and calendar to sync with google.
    The mail client works fine with no hitches.

    But I cant add the google account...

    when I enter in the full server name:
    https://mail.google.com

    the next button is greyed out (wtf??)

    ----the only way it will let me proceed is if I remove the https:// and then it try to connect.
    but it then says :" unable to open connection to server"

    Any help for what is more than likely an extraordinarily simple problem?
     



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  2. Szadzik

    Szadzik Extreme Android User

    Where do you have enter a server address? There is no need to enter it anywhere.
     
  3. Mr.Wiggles

    Mr.Wiggles Newbie
    Thread Starter

    just realized the accounts and sync section is for exchange....:eek:


    anyways, the goal is to sync my milestone calendar and my contacts with my google account.
    How do I go about this?
     
  4. ColHavoc

    ColHavoc Member

    Settings>Accounts and Sync>Add Account>Google
     
  5. Mr.Wiggles

    Mr.Wiggles Newbie
    Thread Starter


    so lets knock it down to brass tacks.

    -- if I want to sync my calendar and contacts with my google account...
    what do i do?

    if i enter Settings>Accounts and Sync>Add Account>:
    -mail.google.com--no luck
    - google.com- no luck

    what next?
     
  6. ColHavoc

    ColHavoc Member

    There is no typing in of anything, there should be an option listed there that says google (corporate is also there). Click Google and just enter in your gmail address and password and it will configure itself.
     
  7. Mr.Wiggles

    Mr.Wiggles Newbie
    Thread Starter

    "should" that wonderful word...

    going to settings/accounts and sync i see a single menu.
    which involves 2 text boxes where you enter your email address and password.

    from there I encounter the greyed out "next" box I ran into before.

    once again, I'm downloading emails normallly, but contact list and calendar is failling to sync
     
  8. ColHavoc

    ColHavoc Member

    Not too sure how to help you then, that is how it appears on my milestone. You could have a more serious problem if you cant see the google or corporate options at all. I would suggest backing up what info you need to and performing a factory reset.
     
  9. Mr.Wiggles

    Mr.Wiggles Newbie
    Thread Starter

    after some digging I think this is a china specific problem.

    Before I updated to 2.1 the Gmail app was the only point where I had to setup my username and password.
    After that, the contact list and calendar syncd automatically.

    However since the upgrade I no longer have the Gmail app, its been replaced by "Email" (yellow @ symbol) and I'm back to the uber crappy chinese app market.

    I've managed to manuallly import my contacts from Gmail using a vcard, so the major problem is solved.
    Its just annoying that I have to keep my calendars up to date manually aswell.

    Will keep playing with it and see what happens.


    It seems like I'm the only board member working in China....
     
  10. bluppfisk

    bluppfisk Lurker

    No I'm here too and I'm wondering if you've found a solution to your problem. No google sync, no market ... :( And it doesn't seem to accept European firmware.. :(
     

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