07/01/2014, 12:31 AM
i don't know what i did wrong, funny how quickly chaos happens but i need a mental break before i rebuild my desktop config and install all my gmail accts again...
just trying to install latest google sync patch. uninstalled and installed new with wosqi, seemed ok.
tried to test some contact edits, comparing with my laptop in gmail. but changes were not going up, only down.
realized default acct. field was empty. i could not edit this field. saw hp contacts count increased from 0 to 2. hp must be default now.
in picking my brain what to do, i tried many things and cant remember the sequence now, but i eventually used impostah to delete the webos acct., went into mode switcher to shut off advanced sys prefs, rebooted, found gmail set as default, contact edit tests passed*, but then couldn't add webos acct again.
so then i'm trying to bring back my webOS acct. it's not in accts list or in impostah accts list. tried activation, tried palm profile sign in in backup. tried turn back up off and on. tried several reboots. then turned off devmode. finally got backup restored through impostah but it wasnt the most recent date, it was earlier. whatever. both accts show in contacts, and gmail is default.
but then issues started with the mailboxes. duplicates of all the gmail accts?? seemed it was populating with all old accts i ever had. i deleted all the extra accounts. go to inbox, and its full of duplicate folders of the same accts! seems to have copied my TP folder settings which are check mail manually vs. every 10 mins. didn't know it could do that.
so i figure to fix the inbox, i'll just delete all the gmail and reinstall clean. ok, deleted all gmail, nothing but webOS as default again. reboot phone....
phone boots up with all menus scrambled. panels i renamed are back to old names. the app icons are scattered about. it seems to have reverted to an earlier config of my desktop! now i can't tell if any apps are missing. seems to still be all there. preware shows all patches seem installed. so weird.
THIS IS IN NO WAY A COMPLAINT ABOUT THE PATCH. i'm so very thankful that Matt has provided this fix for us.
it is simply that i only know enough about the phone to get myself in over my head. somehow i always manage to get through it, but it is such a frustrating ordeal.
i wish there was more support, but i know there's not, and i'm taking my lumps for not just going to an a-phone because i have to be stubborn and use this old phone. googling why my backups failed brought up a mess of old posts to sift through. as i'm guessing what to do, am i making it worse? it took me a while before realizing that my attempt to try mode switcher last week, and agreeing to set the adv. sys. prefs. may have affected the contact menus. but i couldn't edit fields like choosing home/work/other either, and i remembered this behavior when i tried using tweaks. both tweaks and this mode switcher i had to give up on because they're just too complicated. same with uberkernels. and so is impostah. i was floundering trying to figure out how to get it to restore the backup and surprised when the 3rd time i tried it did. i don't know if turning off devmode made a difference or not. just guessing is scary.
i still have to restore everything, i just needed to put the phone down a minute. 2+ hrs in circles is enough. ok i guess i'm less stressed out now. back to it.
* the one thing i noticed not synching with gmail was a deletion of a whole field on the phone (like erase one's fax #) wouldn't disappear on gmail loaded on computer. but edit the number, sync now, worked perfectly.