Originally Posted by jamestx10
I have that issue as well. I have unchecked all of the boxes and it still does it. For me it does cause issues in getting gmail pushed to the phone. What else uses the sync feature that is not listed in the sync section?
After investigating this issue, I have a bad feeling this may be due to a bad/data-mining app - specifically, Tetris by Tetris Games (com.pp.tetris). Here's what I did...
After turning off all the syncing and background data in Setttings > Accounts, the sync icon persisted on the notification bar. I did some reboots, cleared app caches, etc., yet there it remained. I was beginning to get concerned that my phone may have been compromised by a "bad" app, but I didn't know which one. So knowing I had a good backup that I made last week from ROM Manager - I decided to install it.
After installing the "good" ROM, the sync icon disappeared from the notification bar. Where things got interesting is when I tried to restore my apps from the market. All went successfully accept for "Tetris" by "Tetris Games", which reported a download error when trying to restore. After checking the Android Market, I've discovered it is no longer available
. Furthermore, I recall playing that Tetris app two days ago, just around the time the sync icon problem started.
So, while this isn't 100% confirmation that Tetris by Tetris Games
is a bad app... I have a feeling it may have been sending data without authorization - hence its removal from the App Store.
I strongly urge those users who have it, to uninstall it.