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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Fairfax22032, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. Fairfax22032

    Fairfax22032 Member
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    I had to have a factory reset a couple of weeks ago and did not realize at the time that it made a difference which Gmail account was entered first. I really need to set a different account as the 'primary', but the only option for doing this seems to be another factory reset which will be a real PITA since I just got everything reloaded and the phone is running pretty well.

    I saw some instructions on another part of this forum which said that you could delete the data from Google Apps, but that is not an option and the other options (e.g., clear cache) are dimmed.

    Thoughts? Advice?
     

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  2. LED

    LED Well-Known Member
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    In your app drawer, there is an app called Setup. Have you tried running that and see if it will let you change it?
     
  3. Yoboebirdo

    Yoboebirdo Well-Known Member
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    I had this same problem after changing Gmail accounts. Tried Setup, didn't work at all. Supposedly you are able to go in and remove all the data/cache/defaults etc from "google apps", and get it to work. However it never was an option for my phone so i ended up having to do a factory reset >.>
     
  4. Puddlejumpernva

    Puddlejumpernva Active Member
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    Any further advice on this? I'm trying to switch my wife over to one of my phones, can't figure out how to get her Gmail contacts and calendar to show up without doing a factory reset. Thanks!
     
  5. willdogs

    willdogs Well-Known Member
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    Menu > settings > Accounts & Sync

    Remove Gmail Account and add another?

    See if that works...
     
  6. Puddlejumpernva

    Puddlejumpernva Active Member
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    Unfortunately, that doesn't quite do the trick. I went through and deleted/cleared data and cache for all the applications that had to do with Google, calendars and contacts. I've got it so only her gmail contacts show up now (I changed my gmail password) but I can't get it to use her Google account as the primary and access her calendar and RSS feeds and such...
     

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