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On the Droid X (Motoblur interface), when you specify how new contacts are created:

Contacts-> <menu Button> ->More->Settings->New Contacts

you can specify what account the new contact is made under (in my phone there is Phone Contact, Google, and a corporate account) with a checkbox. This means that you could check off all boxes, and a newly created contact would be saved to all accounts (not sure why this is set up like this, but I'll deal with it).

The problem that I am having is that I want to create the new contact in Google contacts only, not the Phone Contacts. Unfortunately, the option to uncheck the Phone Contacts account is not modifiable, so I can't uncheck it. I have no idea why this option is not enabled and with both options checked, I am getting contacts stored twice (once on the phone and once in the cloud).

Is there any way to only select the Google contact option for new contacts?

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I'm pretty sure the only way you could do this is to go to gmail.com on a desktop, go to contacts, and add it there (and have it not sync to the phone). –  Bryan Denny Feb 3 '11 at 14:05
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I'm able to do that on my Droid 1 running CM6 (and I could do it on vanilla Android too). I don't know much about motoblur but I haven't heard good things. Theres more than one reason to consider rooting and loading a new rom. –  Matt Feb 3 '11 at 14:09
    
I'm this close to going all the way @Matt (got the root part down). I was was thinking about waiting for CM7 to drop before messing with ROMs. –  shambleh Feb 3 '11 at 14:55
    
I've never had luck with anything but CM on my D1, but I don't think they are even working on the Droid X. There may be a port of it somewhere but I don't see it on the CM site. Here are some other options if you haven't already explored whats out there. –  Matt Feb 3 '11 at 16:01
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What is the problem with having both Phone Contacts and Google Contacts checked? Does that create two separate contacts or something? –  Matt Feb 3 '11 at 22:28
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