Of course I tried to Update manually too.
And did it succeed? I need as much information as possible, because I can’t reproduce the problem here. I’m using ICSx5 myself and there are no problems.
Before your update it worked normally, and my Samsung s8+ is no exotic brand.
And I told you, that my collegue has the same issue with another phone.
The link I posted is not about exotic brands, but about Samsung, Huawei, Lenovo, Meizu, Nubia, One Plus, Oppo, Vivo, Xiaomi, Viko and others.
Then I looked to App rights, there I saw, that the authorisation “memory” isnt enabled (I never was asked for this). After enabling the sync succeeded.
Are you using local feeds?
As said above, I need information about your case, otherwise it’s just wild guessing around which will not bring any results.