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  1. Knerd

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    When I first turned on my HTC Desire, I used an old gmail account to activate the phone, cus I thought I could just change it later. Well, now is later, and i'm phasing my old hotmail account out to a gmail account with a more mature address. Problem is, my HTC Desire is still stuck with the old gmail.
    How do i change my account without dooing a factory reset? I've been googling around a bit and found that I need to go to Settings>Applications>Manage Applications>Google Apps and clear data. Well my phone language is in Danish, and it's Indstillinger>Programmer>Administrer Programmer, but theres no such thing as a "Google Apps" tab on my phone...
    Is it all google and HTC apps with the Market icon/label that I need to clear or what?
    I tryed clearing the Gmail app, Google Goggles, Google partner setup, Google services Framework, and the Market app, but I didn't get a "!" and a chance to setup a new gmail.
    I also tryed setting up a new gmail in Accounts/sync. It works, but only for a few seconds before it disapears again.

    What am I to do? Witch apps needs to be cleared? Is factory reset the only way? And if so, is there any way to save the progress on my Cookie Dozer game:eek:?
     

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    I have a similar issue. I got tired of 100 spams a day and wanted to shut down my gmail. I deleted the account and now can not get into market. Everything else seems to work OK. Can I switch the market to a new gmail address? I don't want to do a factory reset either. It took too long to get my Optimus V to where I have it. I feel like an idiot (rightly so I suppose).
     
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    I think I got my account back. I went to google and entered "can't access my account" they sent an email to my secondary account to reset the password and now the gmail account works again.
     
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    Well, my problem is still unfixed...
     
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    On my Samsung Galaxy SL, there's a Menu>Settings>Accounts and Sync option. In is listed my my Facebook, Twitter and Google accounts. If I open the Google Account, there's a big "remove account" button at the bottom. I would assume there was a similar menu for you?
     
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    #5 True, there is, but if i press it I get a message saying that this can't be done unless I do a factory reset... And that's what i'm trying to avoid...
     
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    So this worked for you? You changed your mail account?
    (This same issue arises when you try to change your account password, btw...)
     
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    Yes it worked. I filled out a form through google saying I could not access the account I closed. Almost like reporting being hacked. They emailed my secondary email address a link to reset the account and create a new password. When I did the closed account came back just fine.
     
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    Well, it didn't work with my Huawei Ascend. I have been trying so many different things. Google is so stupid, can't believe they don't have a fix to this!!
     
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    Omg where did you find that?????? :eek:
    Please tell me!!
     
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