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Support Account problems

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Goguma, Oct 9, 2010.

  1. Goguma

    Goguma New Member
    Thread Starter

    Oct 9, 2010

    I just switched over to the X10 today from the Blackberry Tour, and I'm loving this phone so far. However, I'm having some problems and have done a quick search and haven't found any answers.

    Basically, I got this phone used off my dad, who already has his accounts attached to apps like the market, email, etc. I can't find an option to remove his accounts so that I can add my own. Any help? Thanks !

    EDIT - I managed to find the answer in the manual! I'll leave it here in case of future searches:

    1) Go to settings -> Applications -> Manage Applications
    2) Scroll down to Gmail -> Clear data
    3) scroll down to google apps -> clear data

    Thanks guys !


  2. allbutlost

    allbutlost Well-Known Member

    Oct 7, 2010
    My job is pretty great. You don't work there... th
    I had the same question and did a lot of research into it, only to find out that the only way to change the default email address is to do a factory reset. Which seems like a shitty deal to me, but ahh well.

    You can -add- additional accounts as I understand it, but the DEFAULT account? Has to be factory-reset. If someone else can correct this, please feel free, I'd love to think I was wrong.

    I did try this method (Home > Settings > Applications > Manage Applications > find Gmail apps > "Clear Data") but all it did was make my email unfetchable from the Gmail app. Now I'm going to just reset the darn thing :p
  3. rosered

    rosered Well-Known Member

    Jul 4, 2010
    I think the reason they made it hard to delete your account is that the phone is tied to the Android Market and your apps, most especially the paid ones, are tied to that account. If you get rid of the account your apps all dissappear into the ether along with it.

    But it is a pain in the rear end to factory reset. I think there are a number of the Google type apps that you can clear the data on from within the Manage Applications menu as the first poster did.

    This little gem of info came from people changing from @googlemail to @gmail on their email accounts and it then messed the phone up. So when that was going on there was much clearing of data and cache trying to avoid having to do the reset.

    Hope you are both sorted now.

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