How do I get rid of this notification icon??

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    Hey guys,
    To clean up a bit I just did a fresh install of 2.3.15 and then a clean update to the latest 340. Before any roms I'd like to get a nice setup to create a good backup.
    For the life of me I can't get rid of the notification icon that looks like a circle made up of 2 arrows. Check pic out. What the heck is it?
    It used to go away but since update it stays there. Arghh!!
    Any advice out there?
    Thanks corduroy

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    thats auto sync. u can turn it off in settings
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    Alright maybe I'm clueless but exactly where in settings?

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    It depends on what's syncing. Do you have a face book account on your phone? Or some other social networking app.

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    Nope I'm not big into an any of the social networking apps.

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    not sure where in settings it is located, but if you make some room on your home screen (4 across) and add the Power control widget, you can turn it off there....second from the right.
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    I usually see it when I do a factory reset and then set up my gmail accounts. It usually shows up for me when it is syncing all of the mail/contacts/calendar and such, but then it goes away after a bit.

    What you might do is go to settings/accounts and then look at the account that you have set up. If it is having trouble syncing something for a particular account, it will usually have a similar account next to the checkbox for that particular data type that you are syncing in the account.
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    Still no luck. i've tried all suggestions. When phone is rebooted the little sync icon shows back up after a few minutes with the phone on.
    It's driving me nuts!!!!
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    Find a section of your screen where you have four open spots horizontally.
    Long press/tap until "Add to Home screen" comes up.
    Tap Widgets
    Swipe down until you see "Power Control"
    Tap on "Power Control"
    Power Control widget will appear on your screen.
    From left to right:
    Wifi toggle, Bluetooth toggle, GPS toggle, Sync toggle, Brightness control
    The Sync toggle is what causes the icon you're seeing. If you tap the Sync toggle so that the bar at the base of the toggle is "off", that icon should go away. Be aware though that you are terminating your sync with google servers, etc by doing this.
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    Yeah that is the problem. I do not want to turn off sync. I want gmail to auto sync. Just don't know what is causing the sync icon to be there forever!!!
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    still no luck
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    I had a similar issue. Mine was related to Contacts Sync. After doing a lot of searching, I read that (using Titanium Backup) freezing Contact Sync got rid of it. I tried that and it worked.

    It had to do with using Titanium Backup to restore user apps AND system data from an older version onto the newer update version.

    I wasn't sure what impact freezing contact sync would have, so eventually i just reflashed the SBF and did user app restore only. The sync icon didn't reappear permanently when doing just the user app restore.
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    Yup that's it. The f..ing contacts sync 2.2.1
    But with no sbf of the recent update my only option would be to freeze it. Like you said, what are the negatives if I freeze it??? Will my google contacts (address book) no longer sync? Any other side effects?
    I'm surprised no one else is having this problem after the update.
    Does anyone have any other options to resolve this?

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    i have the same problem but i tried to turn off sync from power control and icon still there.
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    i can verify it has to with contacts sync 2.2.1.
    If I use titanium backup to freeze contacts sync 2.2.1 the constant sync in
    the notification bar goes away. When i unfreeze the sync shows up pretty much right away.
    So my main issue right now is finding out if I need to have contacts sync 2.2.1
    running or can I just keep it frozen via titanium.
    what exactly is it trying to sync?? Does it affect Gmail contacts?
    Anybody know the real deal? I am banging my head over this tiny issue.
    Thanks for any further assistance,
    Nycorduroy
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    I think I have fixed it. It is definitely an issue when you use titanium backup after an sbf or fresh install. I went ahead and did a factory reset. After that I went into titanium and individually restored each app along with its data if it had any. Been about 1 hour now and no constant sync icon.
    Hopefully it sticks and if anyone else has this issue they now no why and what to do.
    Thanks all,
    Nycorduroy
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