How do I delete read-only contacts?

WillowtheWisp

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I'm no techie, just an average consumer. Recently downloaded Facebook Sync app without realizing that it would automatically sync ALL contacts upon installation. Now I have over 1500 read-only contacts that I don't need or want and can't delete.

What should I do to get rid of these contacts?

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Did the samething. If you remove the fb account from My accounts it will remove the contacts, or at least it did for me. I then went to the market and got a free FB app. Now it works like i want it to. What i cannot get is why my contacts have email address and phone number from several years ago. Anyone know how to wipe all contacts and start over.
 
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dankarlinski

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in the FB app, go to settings. at the bottom, there is options to change the sync settings
 
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Thanks, guys! As an aside, when I tried to remove the facebook app for droid the request was denied and the device informed me that I could only remove the app by restoring factory default.

Your suggestions and time are greatly appreciated!dancedroid
 

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What is the process to remove a contact from read-only in order to enable deleting the contact?

Thanks for answering what has to be a trivial question.
 

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Go into your dialer, tap contacts, long press on the contact you wish to delete. Select delete...done.

Or am I misunderstanding? ?

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Hadn't tried that but when I did I had the same result; can only hide a Read-Only contact not Delete.

Any suggestions?
 

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Pessoa said:
Hadn't tried that but when I did I had the same result; can only hide a Read-Only contact not Delete.

Any suggestions?

unless you root, I think that's all you can do. I could very well be wrong.

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Thanks, I'll wait until after ICS.

Or, if this really bothers me I may do a total reset and send a new Outlook file to the RAZR.
 

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Having the same problem since I upgraded to Ice Cream. It appears the contacts come in from Facebook. I hid one and now I haven't been able to find it to even try to delete it. Grrrr
 
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