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  1. nflor001

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    So how do I reset it?
     

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    Help me understand - you know your password and can log into Gmail via the web and just need to change it on your phone?

    I think you can do that by just deleting your Gmail account on your phone and re-entering it.

    If you've lost your password altogether or something, I believe you can there with a password reset option by going to gmail.com (maybe best to try from your desktop).

    Helpful or not helpful?

    (PS to akazabam - guess I'm just typing tooooo slow today. ;) )
     
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    EarlyMon you are correct. How do you delete your Gmail account on the Evo?
     
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    So you're saying you know your password, but it's invalid on the phone? How did that happen? Did you change your password through web? I don't think you can remove your main account that easily (without a wipe). Silly question, but have you tried just rebooting (Turn the phone off then back on)? That should prompt you to enter you account info (assuming you just changed the password).
     
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    Not sure how the password became invalid on my Evo. So I went to my main account online and changed it. Now I need to change it on my Evo.
     
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    Ok, so try rebooting, and see if you get a prompt.
     
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    cool, gmail works.

    Now I'm having a problem with gtalk. The password should sync, right?
     
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    It should all be using the same account. What is the problem specifically (error messages,etc.)?
     
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    invalid username or password.
     
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    i may just have to drop gtalk and find some other app. Thanks for your help.
     
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    If you go to Menu-> Settings-> Accounts&sync and tap on your Google account, you can remove it there. Also Settings-> Applications-> Manage applications - choose the google app (mail or talk) and you can clear data there - that will remove the account.

    Then add it back with the correct info by launching Setup from your application drawer, and double check it with Accounts&sync again.

    Should work - but _will most likely_ cause up to an hour or so delay to be re-recognized by the Market.
     
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    I've heard of that not working before, but if it does, great to know.
     

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