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I want to set my phone to pull contacts from my Google Contacts so that it uses google as a master.

I organised my contacts on Google Contacts page and when I synced my phone it messed everything up again because instead of pulling down from Google it uploaded everything from the phone. :(

I am using Samsung Galaxy S2 with CM9

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When you're done organizing them on the Google Contacts page, and before syncing with your phone, go to Applications->Manage Applications and clear data+cache of the contacts app (plus some other service I cannot recall currently, something like a contacts provider if there is). Then open your contacts app to verify no contact is left. That done, sync again -- as there are no contacts on your device, it should simply download the data from the Google server. –  Izzy Sep 14 '12 at 19:50
    
@Izzy - recommend you post above comment as an answer. –  Sparx Sep 15 '12 at 9:43
    
@Sparx OK, done :) –  Izzy Sep 15 '12 at 14:54
    
Just FYI, it doesn't sync with either as a master - it performs a merge. –  Logos Sep 15 '12 at 15:31
    
On GMail's website there should somewhere be an option to roll back an older snapshot of your contacts, just before it's been messed up. –  ce4 Sep 16 '12 at 9:07

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When you're done organizing your contacts on the Google Contacts page, and before syncing with your phone, go to Applications->Manage Applications and clear data+cache of the contacts app (plus some other service I cannot recall currently, something like a contacts provider if there is). Then open your contacts app to verify no contact is left.

That done, sync again -- as there are no contacts on your device, it cannot upload anything (and thus not mess things up again), but should simply download the data from the Google server.

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