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**** Update June 28, 2014: version 1.2 of the patch fixes the json parsing error that started recently and restores sync functionality again. Many thanks to frantid for jumping in and finding the fix when I didn't have time to work on it. Please make sure to thank him as it was done much sooner because he took the time to help. Also note: If you already have a previous verison of the gsync patch installed, you must remove the previous patch version first to restore the original files. The new patch patches all required files, not just the new one. (this is standard for any patch that is not installed from the feeds). I have added instructions for removing installed .patch files to the tutorial linked in my signature ( http://forums.webosnation.com/webos-...-touchpad.html ) ****

On March 31, 2014, Google began redirecting all contact API requests to https, which broke authentication for Google accounts on webOS 2.1 and higher. Accounts already set up seem to work fine, but upon changing your password, or attempting to add a new Google account, authentication would fail with 'unknown error'. This patch fixes Google sync by using https for authentication and sync of Google contacts. It also contains a patch by frantid to fix sync of on-device changes to Google contacts back to the Google servers. This patch has been tested on 2.1, 2.2.4, and 3.0.5. It has been reported that webOS 1.4.5 is not affected, and therefore, this patch is not necessary.

If you have never installed any homebrew apps or patches on your device and need a tutorial, here is a how-to article I just finished to guide you. It contains a link to the setup guide that explains how to get your computer and your device prepared. http://forums.webosnation.com/webos-...ml#post3417771

Google Contacts API change notes: https://developers.google.com/google...v3/http-update

I also uploaded a copy of the patch to my website. For those that are trying to download and install this from your device, do NOT try to download the forum attachment from your webOS device, because it will not work right -- so use this link instead: http://fordmaverick.com/GrabberSoftw...sync-1.2.patch

One added note as there have been a number of people having trouble installing the patch recently. Please validate the patch file after you download it, before attempting to install it. See this post for details: [Patch] Google sync https fix (unknown error on sign in) - Page 30 - webOS Nation Forums

I will move those details to this post later.
i have a pre 3 at&t it won't go into usb mode via the menus, OR unplugging replugging back in- did erases - and did rebooted and attempted webos doctor - has the usb symbol but my pc won't recognize it- will recognize it, when @ home screen of phone - just charges - thats it - HENCE i am not able to download preware or any patches that would fix my problem with the Google! help please