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  1. shannon702

    shannon702 Member

    I just got this phone off eBay. it was already rooted and the problem I'm having is the previous users gmail account is connected to the play store so I'm not able to download anything from Google play because I don't know the password to that account. which also keeps me from being able to delete the account as well. basically everything is synchronized with this persons account and I can't do anything about it. I keep getting notifications on "sign in error" for this account. so my question is, is there anyway yo remove this account or unroot my phone? I'd like to keep it rooted because from what I've read, this phone is better with android over windows. but not being able to personalize my phone because of this persons gmail account is very frustrating! hope someone can help.
    thanks,
    Shannon

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  2. Brian706

    Brian706 Moderator Moderator

    Hi shannon, welcome to Android Forums. :)

    There is a couple of options here. One option would be to go into your settings menu and find the manage applications section. Look for Play Store and choose clear data.

    Another option would be to go into accounts and sync in your settings and delete the google account associated with the phone.

    The last option (and likely what I would choose) is to factory reset the phone. This will wipe all data and return the phone to the state it was in when purchased. Basically you would be starting from scratch as if you'd just purchased the phone from your carrier.

    I don't know why someone would sell a phone without factory resetting it and removing their personal data :eek: That's pretty scary. I hope this helps! :)
  3. shannon702

    shannon702 Member

    I tried all those already. play store doesn't even show up in my manage application settings. I did do a factory reset and that did absolutely nothing. it has been so frustrating because nothing seems to work. I've read rooted phones are supposed to be easier to manage, yet I'm having so much trouble :(
  4. DragonSlayer95

    DragonSlayer95 Resident Air Bender Moderator

    Now now Brian, clearing market data isn't going to resolve it :p

    Without a factory reset, go into app drawer, settings, apps, all apps, navigate to accounts and clear data. Once you do this clear out market data as well.

    Welcome to AF! Hope you enjoy your stay here. :cool:
  5. DragonSlayer95

    DragonSlayer95 Resident Air Bender Moderator

    How exactly did you factory reset? Because with a rooted phone, you would think your doing a factory reset when you actually aren't for people not familiar with root.

    Another factory reset method you could try is doing so from the Hboot menu, in other words power phone completely off, and continously hold down either volume down or volume up+down with power and it'll bring up your hboot menu where you can factory reset from there as well.
  6. Brian706

    Brian706 Moderator Moderator

    I completely missed that this phone was rooted. Try doing this for a factory reset. Turn off the phone then pull the battery and put it back in. Hold volume down+power.

    This should get you to your bootloader. From there use the volume down or up keys to navigate to recovery. Select with the power button. Once in recovery, you should find in there a wipe menu.

    Depending on what recovery your phone has, you may have to navigate with the volume and power buttons or it may be touch screen. See if you can find a wipe menu in recovery and find an option such as wipe data/factory reset.
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  7. DragonSlayer95

    DragonSlayer95 Resident Air Bender Moderator

    That's what I just suggested above blondie

    Thought I'd throw that in there :D :p
  8. Brian706

    Brian706 Moderator Moderator

    You edited while I was typing! :rolleyes: Man you aren't cutting me any slack today! :p
  9. DragonSlayer95

    DragonSlayer95 Resident Air Bender Moderator

    It takes 6 minutes to type that? :eek:

    Always gotta give you a hard time ;)
  10. shannon702

    shannon702 Member

    I did a factory reset from the settings—privacy menu. ill try what you guys mentioned. what exactly dies this do? sorry I'm so stupid when it comes to this technology rooting stuff lol
  11. DragonSlayer95

    DragonSlayer95 Resident Air Bender Moderator

  12. Brian706

    Brian706 Moderator Moderator

  13. shannon702

    shannon702 Member

    yea. the factory reset I did literally dud nothing. and when I try removing that Gmail account it says "thus application is required for different applications..." I still click the remove account button buy it doesn't remove it. I just don't understand why it wont remove
  14. DragonSlayer95

    DragonSlayer95 Resident Air Bender Moderator

    I didn't think about this earlier, instead of pain of powering off device etc. You also could try holding down power button (while phone is on) and hit reboot and see if it gives you option to reboot or reboot into recovery/boot loader. As some devs incorporate this option in their rom.
  15. DragonSlayer95

    DragonSlayer95 Resident Air Bender Moderator

    Ohhh!!!

    Go into settings and apps, and uninstall ALL downloaded apps and this should fix it.
  16. shannon702

    shannon702 Member

    i just deleted all the downloaded apps. still wont let me delete that account. im going to try the factory reset mentioned above. i have rebooted the phone already. it doesnt give me any alternative option. just reboots it. hopefully this other factory reset option works :/
  17. DragonSlayer95

    DragonSlayer95 Resident Air Bender Moderator

    Report back and let us know.
  18. rectina

    rectina New Member

    There is a couple of options here. One option would be to go into your settings menu and find the manage applications section. Look for Play Store and choose clear data.
  19. DragonSlayer95

    DragonSlayer95 Resident Air Bender Moderator

    The only thing about this method, he wants the previous owners email off of his phone, and doing this, the email will still be linked.
  20. shannon702

    shannon702 Member

    i tried that factory reset. all that happened was it gave me a screen with a red block on top with letters and numbers, green block in the middle, and blue block and a white block at the bottom with "serial" typed in it. but it wouldnt navigate to anything. pressing the volume buttons didnt do anything and touching the screen did nothing either.. ughhh.. i think im a lost cause :(
  21. DragonSlayer95

    DragonSlayer95 Resident Air Bender Moderator

    This is agitating the **** out of me, because your device should not be doing this.

    Let me see what else I can come up with and ill report back.

    Can you download anything from the market yet?
  22. shannon702

    shannon702 Member

    nope. nothing has changed on my phone. when i try to go into the market. it says "wrong password entered" for the previous users gmail account. its frustrating the hell outta me too! i just wanna be able to use my phone :(
  23. DragonSlayer95

    DragonSlayer95 Resident Air Bender Moderator

    Alright we'll try one other thing since you can't access the market.

    I'll upload rom manager to my DropBox for you to download in a minute and have you flash cwm recovery and try to get you to wipe everything from recovery.
  24. shannon702

    shannon702 Member

    ok..just tell me what to do..
  25. DragonSlayer95

    DragonSlayer95 Resident Air Bender Moderator

    http://db.tt/eTw0Ygv1

    Download from the link, install and once it's open, top of screen it'll say flash clockwork mod recovery. Choose that and report back.
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