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    Isn't the Droid's contact list supposed to instantly sync with Gmail to provide us a backup of our contacts in case of a lost or damaged phone? I recently did a data wipe when I was rooting to Ultimate Droid, signed into my google account again through my Droid I realized that all of the contacts that I added since I got my new Droid were no longer on my contact list!

    Did I miss something?
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    they do sync automatically...as long as you have sync turned on. might want to check that.
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    You simply have to turn sync on in your settings. If that doesn't work then go to contacts/menu button/import-export/import form SD card. they will all come back.

    Always make sure you have sync turned on so that Google will sync your contacts. Settings/Account & Sync /your account @gmail.com/sync gmail.
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    Yup. Always confirm that you have a good backup before wiping (anything, not just the Droid). It should have synced but it's always best to check your backup first whether it's via sync, local or remote backup, etc.
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    I have already have everything set to sync. What made this even more interesting/confusing is that when I dialed a number that was on my contact list pre-wipe but not there post-wipe the name showed up. Also, when I sent a new text the name would show up in Handcent but on neither occasion did those names show up in the contact list.
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    can you tell me why on the phone in contacts i have 912 contacts.

    when i am in gmail in my contacts it only has 364.

    my accounts are facebook and gmail and both are sync'd.

    so why won't all 912 show up in my gmail contacts if everything is sync'd ??
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    IIRC, Facebook synced contacts does not get synced to the Gmail contacts list.
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