Thursday, December 23, 2010

Samsung Device Issue

Been trying to solve why my little application doesn't work with some Samsung phones. I have heard mix results of it sometime working correctly, sometimes synchronising to the 'Most Visted' menu and sometime none of the above.

From the reports I've had, it looks like 2.1 works fine, but the 2.2 upgrade stops it working - for some unknown reason.

I currently do not have access to a Samsung device to test/debug/replicate the issue. I have even downloaded the Samsung TAB SDK and check that it work with this - but this isn't a real device.

The only way of really solving this is to either have direct access to a Samsung device or to add lots of debug to the application and log this information. Even then it would be a long process of updating/testing to check if the solutions worked.

I will try and investigate further and keep you posted.


  1. Hey dude,
    I just installed this on a Samsung Galaxy S with 2.2 and I used OAuth and it worked fine. I now have a list of bookmarks.
    The only problem is that folders don't get created. For example I have a bookmark folder called Fun, with an item Funny Site 1. This shows up in the list as a single bookmark (not in a folder) called Fun - Funny Site 1.

    For clarity, all bookmarks get transfered, also the ones in folders in Chrome. If you want me to test something out on my phone I'd be happy to. You may contact me via email on this user account.

  2. Thanks John.

    The Android browser doesn't support folders within the bookmarks, so when developing my application I choose to support folders by adding '-' between them (hence faking the folder structure). It's not perfect, but allows a simple bookmark structure to be used within the phone.

    I will use this structure to do the backwards sync (from Phone to Chrome) - this is when I get a chance to work on it. (probably sometime in the new year)

    Thanks for your feedback and I am glad it works for you.

  3. I am using a stock Verizon HTC Incredible. I am unable to get my bookmarks to sync. It says ...
    "No bookmarks found. Check that you have setup and synchronized the extension correctly.
    Error: NaN [READING]

    I have it setup and synced already in my PC Chrome browser.

  4. edit: also see post above ...

    I finally got my phone/PC to sync. I had to create a new folder in my Chrome bookmarks called "Mobile Bookmarks". I copied all my bookmarks into this folder and then changed the extension settings to look for this folder when syncing. My phone's Phonemarks app will now finalize the sync process. I have tried a bunch of different folders, but it only works if I point the Chrome extension to the "Mobile Bookmarks" folder.

  5. solved my problem:

    seems there is a bug that will not see my older folders. I went under my Chrome bookmarks manager and copied all my old folders/bookmarks. pasted them into a new temporary folder. then deleted the old ones (the ones i just copy/pasted). then moved the copied folders/bookmarks back to the original locations. It seems that doing this somehow made it work. I am now able to sync all my folder/bookmarks.

  6. Thanks Alex for the testing ;)

    Glad you've solved your problem. I'll try and investigate the folders, but this will probably be quite hard as I need to have a system that has the 'older' folders. If you have this problem again, try enabling the debug mode in the extension and seeing which bookmarks it finds.

  7. Hello,
    Can you an option to exclude folders from sync?
    In that way it woulb be the best!

  8. Thanks Sander for your comments.

    Sorry can assist with that at the moment as I need to keep some sort of structure so that I can perform the reverse sync (Phone to Chrome).

    I may look in to it once I have that working.

  9. Hi all,

    Updated entry about the Samsung Issue.


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