I have a simular problem. I’ve installed yestarday the new fairphone OS 1.8.7. Since the new OS is active, the google sync does not happen automaticly. If i want to see if i recieved new mails, i have dto open the gmail app and activate the sync manualy.
I have allready deleted the google accounts and again installed. No chances so far.
Any idee what teh problem could be and how to solve it?
I am experiencing this same problem despite having reinstalled Google apps after the update as advised. This is extremely frustrating, especially as something always seems to go wrong with every update!
Installed 1.8.7 5 days ago.
Installed Google apps as per every update
WiFi gray until new app installed
WiFi blue at present but ##426## still show not connected to GCM
No push notifications at all. Manual email sync required.
Tried all suggestions found online but no change.
Please get us some kind of official update on this problem.
I am just reinstalling the google apps again, although I did this during the upgrade. Didn’t help.
Here’s a workaround, which helps until the next reboot:
Klick on the left “button”, go to “Manage Apps” and search for “Google Play services”. Then uninstall the updates. Then, the WiFi symbol gets blue again, and you receive a warning, that the gmail app won’t work if you do not update this app. So you update this app again.
Gms is responsible for this misbehaviour, and unfortunatelly sometimes something crashes and the WiFi symbol gets grey again.
You misinterpreted my request: I was sending a general plea for a direct response from the Fairphone team. Since this certainly appears to be the “official” Fairphone community forum, hosted and maintained by Fairphone, it seemed reasonable to assume Fairphone might respond publicly in the case of recurring issues with major upgrades. However, since my assumption appears to be incorrect I retract the request.
Obviously this may not work for others, but it is the only thing that brought Gmail push notifications back to life for me! Many thanks!!
I went to “Apps” -> “Google Play services” -> “Uninstall updates” -> clicked “OK” then “OK” again at a second warning: “Do you want to replace this app with the factory version?”. The app is uninstalled and a notification appears stating that “Gmail won’t run unless you update Google Play services”. Touching this notification brings up the GPs screen to “UPDATE/OPEN” GPs. I updated GPs and the notifications were fixed. But after a reboot the WiFi icon is grey again and GPs has to be reinstalled to reactivate push notifications. For now this is at least a working fix since I rely on the push notifications for work.
The first time I did this the phone notification mentioned “Maps” the second time it mentioned “Gmail”. I have no idea if this is of any significance.
Found another thing that worked for me: apparently, sync was disabled for the ‘primary’ inbox after the update. To change this, go to settings for Gmail, then click your account, then ‘manage labels’, then ‘sync primary’. I receive updates from gmail again. However, I also noticed that ‘android device manager’ doesn’t ‘see’ my Fairphone anymore when I try to access it from a computer. Anyone with the same problem?