Contact sync between K800i, sonyericsson.com and gmail.com

Today I’ve finally figured out how to syncronize my contacts, calendar, bookmarks, tasks and notes between my Sony Ericsson K800i mobile phone and Gmail, learning how to synchronize them with the data utility in sonyericsson.com in the way.

I’ve googled around and read so many web pages that I can’t list all them here. I’ll just post the result here as a recipe for people having a similar phone model:

For sonyericsson.com:

Just go to http://www.sonyericsson.com/cws/cws/community , create an account, tell them your phone model and number and follow the instrucions. They will send you an SMS, but if you don’t receive it (as it was for me), there’s a link to get the connection instructions by hand. These are my settings:

  • Server address: http://sync.sonyericsson.com/sync
  • User name: A random alphanumeric sequence that they create for you
  • Password: Another random alphanumeric sequence that they create for you
  • Connection: Choose your default internet connection here
  • Applications: Contacts, Calendar, Tasks, Notes, Bookmarks (choose the ones you want to sync)
  • Apps. settings: Use the following database names for each one of the services: con, cal, task, pnote, bmark
  • Sync interval: disabled
  • Remote initialization: Always ask
  • Remote security: leave it empty

For Gmail:

  • Server address: https://m.google.com/syncml
  • User name: Your gmail name without “@gmail.com”
  • Password: Your gmail password
  • Connection: Choose your default internet connection here
  • Applications: Contacts, Calendar, Tasks, Notes, Bookmarks (choose the ones you want to sync)
  • Apps. settings: Use the following name for the contacts database: contacts. i don’t know if the other services are available.
  • Sync interval: disabled
  • Remote initialization: Always ask
  • Remote security: leave it empty

I hope this post to be useful for other people struggling around out there to do the same task. I’d liked very much to have found it while I was googling. If this info is useful to set up other phone models/brands with slight variations, I’d also like to know about them. Please, post a comment about your own experience.

Enjoy it! 🙂

11 thoughts on “Contact sync between K800i, sonyericsson.com and gmail.com”

  1. thanks for the how-to. works fine on a SE W910i.

    it seems like google needs a couple of seconds and a full refresh before the new contacts are displayed in gmail.

    cheers!

  2. These instructions work good for W810i but a very weird thing happened…I was only able to sync. 50 contacts at once. It always stoped at nr. 50 with no error as if I only had 50 conntact on my Google account. In fact I have 219. I was quite desperate for about an hours, not understanding what is causing the app. to stop at 50 and move no further. Then I only tryied to do it once again and I have had synced another 50 contacts. I’ve done it 5 times and I had all my conntacts synced…
    It is strange, that no one I know has had this strange issue??
    But anyway, it works fine, just with this tiny peculiarity… 🙂 thanks…

  3. I am experiencing same 50 contacts issue.
    Good to know that eventually it will add up to all contacts.
    I have 1000 + contacts.
    Lets see how it goes.

  4. I don’t have the phone with me anymore, so I can’t help. Latests news I have are that the sonyericsson.com sync service had been cancelled. I don’t know about the current status for Google services.

  5. dude i tried gmail sync in my sony ericsson k530i but it didn’t worked please help me its urgent

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