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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by tjerhada, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. tjerhada

    tjerhada Lurker
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    I need some serious help. Ever since Facebook released its newest version my contact storage has sky rocketed. i only have 137 contacts, i orginally had all my facebook contacts synced, after the update they remained in the contact list but i lost the ability to view the contact picture or link it to a contact. i set the app to sync only phone contacts yet it keeps adding duplicate contacts and contact information. for example i have some contacts that now have 8 to 10 entries or i will have one contact their information like organization or email have multiple entries. ive cleared the data several times and even set it not to sync and it seems to continue to happen. is anyone having these issues or knows of a work around? at this point im relegated to hard reset and start from scratch? my phone isn't rooted but im willing to root if their is a work around that way? PLS HELP!!

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  2. alinaeem

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  3. richlay

    richlay Lurker

    I have the same problem.

    I have 0 contacts showing on facebook contacts

    Does that help?
  4. garrymccarthy

    garrymccarthy Lurker

    I'm having the exact same issue... My contacts storage is at 62MB... and keeps rising.
    It's causing the low space warning to keep appearing... which is ultimately causing my email notifications to NOT come through!

    I have 690 friends on Facebook...
    But when I go to People > Menu > View...
    It shows:
    Facebook (18488) Which is wrong!!!!
    Facebook for HTC Sense (690) Which is right.

    I have the latest update of Facebook for Android, and I have Android 2.2 on my HTC Desire.

    I deleting my contacts data to start from scratch... This was okay... But now I can't resync my contacts through HTC sync. I now have no phone contacts!!

    Does anyone know of alternative software that I can use on my PC to load my phone contacts onto my Desire??
  5. Wingzfan61

    Wingzfan61 Android Enthusiast

    I fixed this by syncing the facebook for htc sense contacts and not allowing the facebook app to sync anything.
  6. tjerhada

    tjerhada Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Mine shows facebook for sense as (0) and Facebook (21593) google (130) and phone (137)...i have about 350 facebook friends. ive erased my contact storage and loaded my backed up contacts from wave secure and it will be fine for half a day and it goes back, plus i think this constant updating is crushing my battery life. i think im going to wipe the phone and start from scratch...ill let you know if using the facebook for HTC sense only option works.
  7. Zinja

    Zinja Member

    This is being reported all over the forums. Due to Facebooks latest 1.3 update contacts are synching upwards of 15 times per contact. This is adding a significant amount of data to your phones internal storage.

    You must uninstall the Facebook update, clear your contact data in Manage Applications, re-open your contacts ("People") reinstall the Facebook update, and in Facebook settings, ensure that you do NOT sync your contacts with Facebook.

    Many of us are waiting to sync with Facebook again until an update is released.
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  8. richlay

    richlay Lurker

    were you able to link contacts to fb contacts then?
  9. Zinja

    Zinja Member

    I am able to but I don't want another 22,000 contacts to sync.
  10. dpetrancuri

    dpetrancuri Lurker

    Zinja, could you provide more specific / detailed instructions. I have an EVO with Froyo and I want to make sure I don't lose my existing contacts. Is there a way to back up the legitimate (non ghost/duplicate ones) first to Google or something? Please bear with me. I'm something of a Android newbie.


  11. Zinja

    Zinja Member

    This is the thread I used to fix my issue yesterday. Like I said, I am not syncing with Facebook until they get their sh*t together...


    By the way, every time you open "People" you sync your contacts with Google Contacts. If you delete your contact data in Manage Applications, you should still retain your contacts next tme you open "People." But I can understand that it makes you nervous.

    Wish I had an Evo...

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  12. tjerhada

    tjerhada Lurker
    Thread Starter

    so far so good on only using facebook for htc sense syncing and disabling facebook application sync. still having some battery issues but ill chalk that up to my hero being my hero and the load its been under since the hard reset. I'm guessing this is the only plausible work around until facebook gets its act together, and knowing facebook that will be some time. thanks for the help everyone.
  13. Zinja

    Zinja Member

    How DO I even access Facebook for HTC?

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