CM7 FIXES [No Questions]
DO NOT POST QUESTIONS IN THIS THREAD. If you don't know how to perform certain steps then search for how to's elsewhere or pm me or jump into the irc Channel and ask. The point of this thread is to post fixes you've used for issues in cm7 or while trying to flash cm7 without all the clutter in a general cm7 thread to make it easier to find answers and to keep a little clutter out of the other threads. If you have a solution to a problem pm me and ill put it in this thread credit to you
. It can be anything from major issues to small annoyances, if you have a fix ill input it here. If you see an error in something I post go ahead and post it so it can be corrected.
FACEBOOK BIRTHDAYS SYNC
One thing to keep in mind if you're having a problem is that you should not assume its a problem with the ROM you are running. Some things to check if you're having issues after flashing a new ROM:
If you cant get your rom to flash or boot up correctly, check to make sure the md5 sum of the rom you downloaded matches that of the rom posted. If not, you need to download it again.
Boot into recovery by shutting the phone off and holding the volume down+power buttons. Sure you can flash a rom no problem by booting into recovery other ways, but if you do it this way you can be sure you that the recovery booted correctly.
Make sure your phone is NOT
plugged into anything. Doing this is almost guaranteed to cause headaches. This is very easy to overlook, especially when transfering zips from your computer to your sd card via usb.
Patience...After flashing a new rom, especially if you wiped dalvik and/or have a lot of apps can take some time.
Before you panic, reboot. If something isnt working it could just be that you need to reboot your phone. [credit to cHarley04
for suggesting this for connection issues via USB cable]
If all that checked out and you're still having problems, and you havent already, wipe the cache and wipe the dalvik cache and reflash the rom. And to take it a step further you can do a full data wipe/reset. I generally recommend wiping cache/dalvik cache, but would say that a full data wipe isnt neccessary unless you run into a problem or the developer tells you to do it before flashing a new/different version.
Boot issues after flashing Gapps? If you checked all the above then go back and make sure you downloaded the correct Gapps for this ROM.
Im saving this one for last so I can put it in a nice big bold text: READ READ READ
A quarter of the posts in the CM7 threads are people asking the same questions over and over again that have already been answered. Another chunk is people answering those questions over and over again (nothing wrong with helping others). Its that kind of clutter that makes those threads so hard to read through to get the information you want. Im not saying dont ask questions, but atleast make an effort to read through the threads to try and see if you can find if the question has already been asked/answered. It gets to a point where a thread has thousands of posts and a newcomer sees that and says to themselves that theres no way they're going to read through all that to find the answer to a minor annoyance issue. And I can almost say I dont blame them. But at the same time, if the problem isnt a big enough deal that you dont want to put in a little work to try to find the answer then it cant be that big of an issue...fair enough? Every time a question gets re-asked it just buries some other piece of information even deeper into those thousands of posts. Ok...enough ranting
My GPS doesn't work (at all)
1. Make a nandroid backup of your current cm7 setup.
2. Download and flash cm6 and the proper gapps.
3. Boot up the phone and get a GPS lock using maps or GPS test.
4. Shut phone off.
5. Boot into recovery.
6. Restore the cm7 backup you made.
Your GPS should now work. Install the GPS test app from the market and run it. You should see your GPS icon flashing in your notification bar. If it is then you just have to wait for a lock. This may or may not take some time. If your icon does not show up at all then you can either try the process again or seek another fix.
Sync Facebook Events/Birthdays to Google Calendar
FROM YOUR INTERNET BROWSER:
1. Install the fdCal
app for Facebook by clicking on the Google Calendar Icon under 'Subscribe to your friends' Birthday'.
2. Now in your Google Calendar you will see 'fdCal' under 'Other Calendars', Click it and your Facebook birthdays will appear on your calendar on this page.
FROM YOUR PHONE:
3. Now on your phone, go to the calendar app and click 'Settings>More>Calendars. From there ensure that fdCal Birthdays is 'synced, visible' and press 'ok'. (if you dont have auto sync on you will need to go into 'Settings>Accounts & Sync>Google>Google Calendar 'click to sync')
Your facebook birthdays are now synced to your google calendar! No extra apps needed. The link above also has the option to sync your Facebook Events as well.
EDIT: if you were using an app to sync birthdays (such as ebobirthday) than you will want to do the following:
Originally Posted by XRange
Menu -> Settings -> Applications -> Manage applications -> All -> Calendar Storage -> Clear data
Then i synced my phone again with Google, and everything was OK - and synced! :)
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