[colug-432] Android

Rick Troth rmt at casita.net
Thu Dec 29 19:06:47 EST 2011

Thanks for the replies.

Travis almost hit it in terms of what I was looking for.  But what I
want is a bit more specific.  I WANT to synch my contacts with the
phone.  I just don't want the phone to additionally "link" contacts
which I have already spent much time organizing on the Google side.
The limits of  "Settings -> Accounts"  shows the problem.  I do want
sync, but don't want the aggressive extra too smarts.  Just not a lot
of control there.

The rooting options ... I've been thinking about Cyanogenmod.  Could I
dual boot?  (still have the Verizon image handy ina pinch)  I mean ...
is Cyanogenmod really full-function w/r/t what the cellular providers
throw in?

Can't believe I started this thread without a subject.  *blush*

-- R; <><

On Thu, Dec 29, 2011 at 5:17 PM, Travis Hines <mthines at gmail.com> wrote:
> Settings -> accounts. Select your google account and unselect the contacts
> for sharing.  I actually like this feature as your contacts are portable to
> new devices...
> On Dec 29, 2011 3:49 PM, "Rick Troth" <rmt at casita.net> wrote:
>> I have a non-Linux (and non-Unix) question that I thought I should
>> throw here first.  Well ... it's about my Android phone, so maybe it
>> *is* Linux sort of.
>> Most of this critter works really well.  One thing I do *not* like is
>> that it links contacts.  This linking is probably a feature in
>> someone's mind.  I don't object to the feature, but have not found how
>> to turn it off.  Going through all contacts and manually unlinking is
>> impractical.  Anyone got any ideas?
>> It synchs with Google Contacts, which has very good elimination of
>> duplicates.  The linking of contacts seems to be a reinvention of that
>> wheel.  (But with less control.)  To be specific, if I have a contact
>> entry for Bob Smith and another for Sarah and Bob Smith, the "merge"
>> function Google itself will let me say if I want the two merged or
>> not.  But the stoopid phone will "link" them without asking.
>> I like the thing, but there are too few knobs to turn, so I'm looking
>> for better controls.  Recently I was searching Marketplace for a
>> permissions controller.  Some of these apps get way too much access
>> and I don't see where to turn some off.  Blackberry was better on that
>> point.
>> If anyone has suggestions, I am open.  The phone has still not been
>> rooted.  That is overdue.  (And maybe would help with permissions?  At
>> least put me more in control, I suppose.)
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