Problem: is that in the messaging app (sms) there is no picture of "Me". Its just a grey rectangle with a white border.
Things I've tried:
- Pressing the grey box to bring up menu: Pressing the box does nothing other the simply changing the border color from white to orange.
- Clicking menu >> more >> add contact: no such option is available for me
- Add myself as a contact in the phonebook: Done this with my number with and without country code and with email.
- Add a picture to my profile in GTalk ('Talk'): I've had a picture there for ages, same one as was set on my google account online before I even got this phone. No luck here
I have tested it, and that "unknown" is the cause of greyed out picture.
I have 2 sim cards, one is 3UK, and the other one is one2free from Hong Kong. The phone recognises the 3UK phone number but not the one2free (it shows up as unknown).
I have both numbers under the same contact with a avatar / picture.
Nexus one shows up profile pics correctly with my 3UK sim card plugged in, but it greyed out all those pictures when I've plugged in the one2free sim card.
FYI all those messages were sent and received on the one2free (hk) number.
I know (at least in Hong Kong) there are a lot of carriers who don't put the phone number in SIM cards. It wasn't a big problem until now. :/ I wonder if there will be a solution addressing this problem.
All in all that seems like a plausible answer untill Rusty commented the following:
Im wondering if some1 has any clever suggestions or work-arounds I can try. Im using a stock n1 with froyo 2.2. Any help would be greatly apprechiated.
This has now been solved! The problem is that your phone number is not stored in your sim. You need to put your sim in a phone that allows you to alter you "personal phone number". Its usually a setting found under 'special numbers' then something like 'my phone number'. Many people have been using their old phones to do this, some have used iphone. But this has been confirmed to work! Good luck all!