Android phone failed to sync gmail

On Friday,  all of a sudden, my Android phone could not sync gmail.  Intuitively, I had the impression that access to market would also fail as market relies on gmail account for authentication. Finally, it was proven that all Gmail and Facebook could not sync while access to market completely failed.

After investigation, I noted that my phone had the date set to 1 Jan 2000.  Shit, auto-sync requires accurate time information on the terminal devices.  After changing the date properly, everything was restored.

A good learning experience and exercise.

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