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  1. BradHP

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    So, I love that I can link all my contacts to their Facebook profiles, but here's my issue. I have a different picture of my wife that I want to use as her caller ID. I added that picture to her contact, in "People" and it shows the small thumbnail on top when I go to "Edit Contact". I save after adding the pic and save again at the bottom of the edit screen, but it always shows her Facebook profile pic in the contact list and when she calls. The only way to get the other pic is to unlink her FB from the contact. Is it always going to do this as long as it's linked to FB, or is there a way to get the other pic assigned to her caller ID?
     

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    I think its actually Friend Stream doing this. You can still have it linked and use your own pic. My Hero didnt have Friend Stream but linked Facebook to the contact.

    Disable Friendstream and see if that works for you. It did for me.
     
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    I was wondering how to do this myself. Finally, I figured it out. Go to people, find the contact with the picture you want to change and click on it. Then click menu>edit. If you click on the photo, you should get a pop-up menu with options for displaying the fb photo or another photo (like one from your device). Hope this helps!
     
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    yeah, there's a way to do this w/o disabling friendstream. i can't tell you exactly now as my phone is charging, but it's similar to the steps above. go into the person's profile in the "people" app. you either click on her name or the picture, and it'll bring you to another page where it shows the fb picture, and an arrow directly next to it. click on that arrow, and there will be thumbnail views of any other pictures of this person you can select as the default pic.

    if you can't find it this way, let me know and i'll get on my phone later and figure out the exact steps.
     
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    Thanks vlkswagn and mbctrain! Mine's still off right now from charging overnight, but I'll try that once I get it on again.

    I tried disabling Friendstream and it unsyched with all of my contacts, so some people had no info at all. Right now I just unlinked my wife from FB so the right picture would show. I want to keep her FB accessible since she spends so much damn time on it while I'm at work.
     
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    grrrr, I can't seem to get this to stick. Every time the phone re-syncs itself it will change it back to the facebook picture. Very annoying - any work arounds?

    Seems the only way is to unlink the contact from facebook otherwise when the phone goes to re-sync with facebook it defaults back to the FB photo.
     
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    I've had the same problem as Sim-X. Every time you select a non-facebook pic, it's a temporary fix. Before you know it, you're back to using the Facebook pics. Very annoying.
     
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    I did exactly as vlkswagn said, and mine stuck. Got the picture I want and still have my contacts linked to FB.
     
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