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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by rdefino, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. rdefino

    rdefino Well-Known Member
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    We are upgrading my wife's phone to the Maxx. But I will be taking the maxx and she will take my bionic.

    So can I just change the Google email address on the bionic to her's and kept the installed apps, or do I need to reset the bionic before giving it to her?

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  2. fdnj48

    fdnj48 Android Enthusiast

    If you change the phone to her email address I do not believe the installed apps will stay on the phone. The downloaded apps are linked to your gmail account so once it is removed from the phone I think they will be gone from the phone.
  3. Goldchamp

    Goldchamp Grand Admiral

    Still think you'd have to take the phones to Verizon to get a different sim card. And in my experience sometimes when you activate a phone on a different # it sometimes wants to reset everything. But not 100% sure on that I know 3g phones you can but 4g phones activate different.
  4. Ridgerunner665

    Ridgerunner665 Well-Known Member

    Not really on topic...but a helpful hint that I thought may save you some trouble.

    If you plan on keeping your old phone number...do not activate the 4G card (the Razr Maxx) until AFTER you talk to Verizon and get the numbers switched. The 4G cards "pair" with the number they are given once activated...and the number cannot be changed without a new card.

    I learned that the hard way...had to make a trip to Verizon for a new sim card before I could switch back to "my" number.

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