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Old January 28th, 2011, 08:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy Remove Google Account from Android Phone without Factory Reset?

I would like to change the default gmail account that was created on my new Wildfire, as getting in mess with this one, contacts and other info

So would like to create a new gmail account on pc and use that one instead

Since I know nothing whatsoever about setting up email accounts on mobile phones (the man in the shop did this one for me, under protest!) I wondered if it's possible to start again Without a reset
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How to Remove Google Account from Android Phone without Factory Reset | Gadgets | Technize - Be Techdated

Are either of these options any good?
Also I need help setting up the new account too,if it's possible?

Can set up gmail on pc but don't know if there are extra settings

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Old January 28th, 2011, 11:17 AM   #2 (permalink)
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menu, settings, accounts and sync, google, remove account, confirm
then in all apps, setup, scroll through to set up accounts,google, and all you need to do to setup is email address and password, and you will have a new primary account
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Old January 28th, 2011, 12:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
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menu, settings, accounts and sync, google, remove account, confirm
then in all apps, setup, scroll through to set up accounts,google, and all you need to do to setup is email address and password, and you will have a new primary account
Will give it a go then

Do I have to create the new account on my pc first?
Or is doing this creating it?

Regarding setting up a new account on the phone what are the settings as I didn't do it myself in the first place?
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Old January 28th, 2011, 03:12 PM   #4 (permalink)
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create it on your pc first.then after you have removed original account, going through set up will walk you through whats required, don't stress, it's not hard
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create it on your pc first.then after you have removed original account, going through set up will walk you through whats required, don't stress, it's not hard
Its a challenge for a woman over 60 lol
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Old January 29th, 2011, 01:10 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Just tried It says I have to do a factory reset
Is there no way round it?
If I add the new account to the phone will it let me swap over lol then delete?
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ok try adding extra gmail account in accounts and sync first, then delete old one.
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ok try adding extra gmail account in accounts and sync first, then delete old one.
No good Going to try a reset oh dear lol
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let me set up another gmail first and i'll try to suss it out.
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hmmm, i see what you mean i added another account ok, but got warning when i tried to remove old one, what you can do is open the original one and turn off syncs, so you won't receive emails to phone. sorry i can't be of more help.
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hmmm, i see what you mean i added another account ok, but got warning when i tried to remove old one, what you can do is open the original one and turn off syncs, so you won't receive emails to phone. sorry i can't be of more help.
You have been a great help and given me confidence to reset my phone

It took me 15 minutes to do it all including adding a new email account

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You can do this if your phone is rooted:
All you have to do is use Root Explorer and go to /data/system/ find accounts.db and rename it to accounts.db.bak so I could just name it back if I had a problem instead of doing a restore. I also did a Nandroid backup.. Reboot your phone and goto settings>accounts and sync>add account and your good to go!!!!

**I would definitely recommend doing a NANDROID backup before, just in case you delete the wrong file accidentally.
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You can do this if your phone is rooted:
All you have to do is use Root Explorer and go to /data/system/ find accounts.db and rename it to accounts.db.bak so I could just name it back if I had a problem instead of doing a restore. I also did a Nandroid backup.. Reboot your phone and goto settings>accounts and sync>add account and your good to go!!!!

**I would definitely recommend doing a NANDROID backup before, just in case you delete the wrong file accidentally.

FYI.. this works and literally takes 3 minutes to do. A big, big thanks!!!
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Awesome! Thanks alegalalien. Factory reset my ***!!!!
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