Samsung Galaxy S II

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This page was last modified on 06/25/2012

This wiki page details the compatibility and functionality of the Galaxy S II with Novell Data Synchronizer Mobility Connector. Please contribute relevant information or corrections in our effort to facilitate end-user experience.

Note: This page is not for reporting defects and bugs. Those should be reported in the Novell Forums. Only limitations that are consequences of the nature of the phone should be reported here.

Device Summary


Currently Supported for Novell Data Synchronizer?   Yes
Approximate last test date:   Ongoing
Ease of Setup   Excellent
Email   Fully Supported
Contacts Fully Supported
Calendar   Fully Supported

OS Requirements:

Setup Instructions

  1. On the phone, verify that you have a working wifi or data connection. If your Novell Data Sync Server resides inside a firewall, ensure that your internet connection will allow you to access it.
  2. On phone, go to Email > menu key > Add Account.
  3. Enter email address and password.
  4. Select "Exchange Activesync" and configure manually
  5. Populate the required fields with the correct information (user email address, userid, password, server IP address, etc.)(check "accept all certificates" if using a self-signed certificate)
    1. Reference the note in the section below, SSL Considerations.
  6. Finish walking through the steps and complete setup.
  7. Your Email, Calendar, and Contacts can now sync.
    1. If calendar or contacts don't seem to be syncing yet, create a calendar event or contact on the device and sync it to the Data Sync Server. This sometimes speeds up the process.

Android ICS 4.x is not working properly with ActiveSync protocol version 2.5. Some problems that you can see in this version is that the "read" status from an item in the device not sync to GW Client.

SSL Considerations

How to configure your mobility server to use a self-signed cert for testing purposes


Working Features:

Device Limitations (not defects):

  • Emails sent or forwarded as attachments cannot be opened on the Droid device. (.eml-Files)

Files on RTF format are not compatible with device unless an appropriate app is installed.



Working Features:

Device Limitations (not defects): several Groupwise Addressbooks is one "business"-Addressbook on the Device. Synch back goes to the Frequent Contacts



Working Features:

Device Limitations (not defects):

  • Creating a recurring appointment on the device will cause the calendar to stop syncing incoming appointments. If this occurs, removing the recurring appointment from the device calendar will correct the problem.
  • All day events created in the GroupWise Client may span multiple days on the device. If this happens, go to the device calendar and push the menu button. Select Settings, enable the "Lock time zone" setting and update the "Select time zone" setting to be set to the same time zone as configured on the machine where the GroupWise Client is running.


Other Notes

If calendars or contacts are not syncing, you may have to perform a manual sync by going to Settings> Accounts and Sync> Then hit the menu button and select sync all.


Please do not use this wiki to report bugs or defects. Instead, use the Novell Data Synchronizer Mobility Pack Forum or contact Novell Technical Support.

Further Reading


Mail and contacts work with build 730 except an issue with Group Appointments that prevents them from being synchronized with Groupwise.