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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mtraina7, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. mtraina7

    mtraina7 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I know there was a thread posted by "abourne" about a month ago, but I can't really understand it, but it seems like I'm having a similar problem. Last night I tried sending a picture to my gmail account on my phone. The message just sat in the inbox with "Sending..." for at least an hour. Finally, I gave up on it and deleted it. Then GMAIL would not sync on the phone, it got worse, now I can't even access my gmail when i click on the app it just says "No Connection: Retry." I tried it on normal cell service, I tried it on wifi, I tried turning the phone off/on, taking battery out, etc. I even setup my gmail through the imap email app and that DOES work. Does anyone have any ideas on why this gmail app is useless now and what I can do to fix it?

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  2. dingousa

    dingousa Lurker

    same thing happen to me yesterday..... tired sending a pix from gmail... ever since then no gmail syncing; contacts and calendar sync fine...go figure
  3. ccoram

    ccoram Newbie

    Same problem here guys. Gmail chat works perfect and it is instant but if I try to send a pic or an email with gmail it takes forever to deliver it. They just set in the outbox for anywhere from an hour to a day. Anyone got any suggestions? Thx
  4. Mixmaster300

    Mixmaster300 Guest

    I am in Michigan and my Gmail stopped syncing this morning. Over night messages were there but mid morning the syncing stopped. I turned the phone off and back on, nothing until I did a battery pull and went into settings and resynced, then everything worked and has worked all day. When I read this link I tested Gmail and it was working. This was the first time in a month this has happened.
  5. ccoram

    ccoram Newbie

    BTW, we have two droids and I can hold them side by side and the messages just sit in the outbox on both of them. I did check the gmail sync and it is on and a restart didn't help either. Best case is a minimum of a few minutes to get the message out of the outbox.
  6. dingousa

    dingousa Lurker

    Have you noticed the unread message count does increase in gmails inbox (#)?
    Also; I see an error message during gmail sync but it's too quick for me to read it.
    Under accounts & sync….. gmail… sync gmail
    You will see the sync symbol displayed next to sync gmail.
    uncheck sync and recheck….. you will see the sync symbol turning….look just above the “remove account tab”….Just before the sync symbol stops you will (I do) see a popup message a red exclamation mark.
    Again too fast for me to read the message.
  7. dingousa

    dingousa Lurker

    with the help of my wife....

    the message reads "sync is currently experiencing problems. it will be back shortly"
  8. mtraina7

    mtraina7 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Yes, this is all exactly how it all started for me. I tried to email myself a picture through the "share" option in the gallery and it just ruined all things gmail. Unfortunately after speaking with verizon reps and scouring the internet for fixes I had to resort to the dreaded factory reset. It's not a huge inconvenience since most (NOT ALL) apps are attached to gmail account. But i wanted to avoid this at all costs, but to no avail. If anyone knows of a fix announce it to the Android world. It seems to me, after reading your posts, that this is caused by emailing pics through the "share" feature. As Norm McDonald once said "Note to self..." 'DO NOT EMAIL PICTURES"
  9. dingousa

    dingousa Lurker

    My phone started to sync gmail early this morning (1am) - should I email myself another picture.
  10. PetiePal

    PetiePal Android Expert

    Funny but my AT&T Blackberry for work isn't getting Gmail as of 2am this morning. Verizon I know is having issues with email sync as of this morning too as a few friends have had issues with aol, gmail, yahoo and called up. Verizon is apparently working on it
  11. mtraina7

    mtraina7 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Is there any bold droider out there that wants to try to send a picture to a gmail address to see if this is a real bug? WARNING**if it doesn't work it looks like you have to factory reset.
  12. Redflea

    Redflea Android Expert

    Did any of you try simply removing the gmail account from your phone and then adding it again?
  13. alm

    alm Lurker

    Wish I had read this post before trying to send myself three pictures through Share > Gmail. I hope this gets resolved.
  14. mmllkk

    mmllkk Lurker

    Same issue here with the exact symptoms everyone else has described...my sync problem began after I tried to share a picture via Gmail. Ever since, I've been unable to sync and my inbox is stuck on a view from before this problem occurred. Contacts and Calendar work fine--it's just Gmail.

    As for trying to remove the Gmail account, you can't do that--you get a popup message saying the account is required by some applications and can only be removed by resetting to the factory defaults. I'm not willing to do that for an operating system bug, at least not yet.
  15. Howie

    Howie Android Expert

    I'm having the same error message now for two days. I've pulled the battery countless times, I've unchecked/re-checked the auto-sync and each one individually... nothing is resolving it. I wake the screen and will have the sync icon in the notification bar and the battery will be hot.

    For me the issues seem to have began after the new updates from Beautiful Widgets after it returned to the market
  16. dingousa

    dingousa Lurker

    The only other thing I did was to delete the message from my phone: Now thinking about it the message that I was sending myself with a picture was in my inbox.... it was not in my outbox.... do you see a message addressed to yourself in your inbox... try deleting it.... just to confirm.... you sent yourself a picture using your gmail a/c to yourself....

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