02-15-2013 05:52 PM
02-15-2013 06:26 PM
If I have time this weekend I will do some experimenting with syncing individual Google calendars using the CalDAV method and post the results here.
I'm looking forward to the results.
02-15-2013 06:30 PM
Can u try using the microsoft active sync function under advanced in account settings and see if u can connect to the gmail accounts. That would be the prefered method.
I've tried that just now. It doesn't work anymore. I've swapped the z10 for a new unit and it stopped working.
02-15-2013 07:01 PM - edited 02-15-2013 07:05 PM
"Can u try using the microsoft active sync function under advanced in account settings and see if u can connect to the gmail accounts. That would be the prefered method."
I have already done this. Active Sync is how my Z10 is currently connected to Gmail and it is working flawlessly. I explained this earlier in the thread, I think on page 2. I suggest you go back and read the whole thread if you haven't already.
Again, from my understanding Google may have disabled support for new Active Sync activations on free accounts, new Active Sync activations on paid Google Apps accounts are still supported. (As a short aside, Active Sync is proprietary software owned by Microsoft. Not supporting it for free users is probably a business decision based on the fact that they have to pay Microsoft to use it. They would much rather use free standards-based methods.) That may explain the Active Sync problem people are starting to describe. I setup my Playbook last year with Active Sync, and Google is continuing to support Active Sync for people who were already using it, which might explain why some people can use Active Sync while others can't. This is all conjecture though, and I'm sure an official statement from Google or BlackBerry would clear up a lot of confusion.
All that being said, Google does still support, and will probably indefinitely support, standards-based syncing methods like IMAP, CalDAV and CardDAV. That is how the Z10 tries to connect to Gmail with the default setup (i.e., if you just type in your email address and password without entering the advanced setup). From my experience, this method managed to sync my email and contacts, but couldnt sync my calendars. However, it would be interesting to see if going into the advanced setup and adding the calendars individually using CalDAV could work. Again, I'll post the results when I get to it.
Honestly, none of this is really my area of expertise, I've just pieced things together with a few hours of Internet searching and my own experimentation. If things aren't workng properly after you've done a little bit of troubleshooting yourself, I would strongly suggest contacting BlackBerry or Google customer support.
*Edited for clarity.
02-15-2013 11:57 PM
02-16-2013 12:16 AM
02-16-2013 01:40 AM
Your post is not a problem.. But the blackberry not working is a problem. I have taken mine back to the store till I can get this resolved as it would be usless for me to have a device that has none of my info. on it. However as soon as it is resolved I will be getting another one cause I love that phone.
So anyway from memory,
Selected Microsoft Active Sync
Name ICS Account
email address email@example.com
Server Address m.google.com
Default port left at 443
SSL left to ON
Push Set to ON
It checks the server, and comes back with Error 403.