Originally Posted by LeftyGR
What was the solution, in case somebody else has this problem.
For some reason all my contacts were initially on the SIM only, and aren't editable. This has never happened with any of my previous phones...usually after you sign into Google it just imports them onto the phone. When I go into accounts, Google, my Gmail acct, there is no selection for "contacts" like there has always been. Maybe this is a jellybean thing?
Anyway, what I had to do was go into settings while in contacts and export to sd card, then import from sd card. Makes no sense why I had to do it that way, but that's the only thing that worked. Now it shows all contacts as being on the "SIM" and the phone ( shown as "device" ) on two separate tabs, and I can only edit them when I'm on the device tab.
I'm surprised I'm the only one that has asked this since I couldn't edit ANY of my contacts...