Update: I now recommend you install Google Chrome and disable the built in Browser as it supports encrypting all synced data.
After picking up a gorgeous Galaxy Nexus yesterday I was running into an issue where my browser data wasn't syncing to the phone. After a little Googling I found this is commonly caused by having all of my synced Chrome data encrypted instead of the default of only encrypting the passwords. These are the steps I went through to get my dat syncing again without losing any of it. The exact error I was getting was "Sync is currently experiencing problems. It will be back shortly."
In Google Chrome open the personal stuff settings page by clicking this link or by opening the wrench menu, and click on "signed in with email@example.com". Hit "disconnect your Google Account" to temporarily disable syncing from your browser.
Visit the Google Dashboard and "Stop sync and delete data from Google". I waited until the stored dat…
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Question: Can you activate a Moto G (3rd gen) on Sprint? Answer: No.
TLDR: Don't use Sprint.
Having the unfortunateness of accidentally dropping and mostly obliterating a perfectly functional Nexus 5, my housemate was in need of a replacement ASAP. With solid specs and an amazing price tag (a mere $220) a Moto G (3rd gen) was high on my list of replacements. Considering the 2015 Nexus devices hadn't even been announced yet, it was pretty much the only option in that size range.
Moto was quick to ship and we skipped off to the Sprint store Moto G in hand to get it added to the existing service plan. I mean really, how hard could adding a phone be? Sadly it was all downhill from there...
Walking into Sprint there were a couple of people being helped or waiting to be helped but overly not very busy. Initially the service rep thought we wanted to transfer photos, data, etc from one device to another and said she could help us. After describing several times that we simply wanted the pl…