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  1. pool_shark

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    I created a new gmail account.
    I copied the accounts.db file to my sdcard and deleted it from the phone.
    I rebooted, then logged in with the new Google account.
    Then I edited the accounts.db file on the sdcard to have my new gmail address, copied it over the /data/system/accounts.db file and rebooted.

    I have my apps just fine, I can even receive updates to the apps. However, the phone has been syncing since last night. I don't know what it's syncing.

    Has anyone else tried this method? Did the sync ever stop? ​
     

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    Paid market apps aren't just tied to your phone, they're stored on the Google servers. I'd be pretty surprised if just editing a file on your phone will actually transfer them.

    I mean, I can wipe my phone completely and still log into the Market and see my paid apps...
     
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    I already have my paid apps under the new account. I can update them too, that isn't the issue.
    The issue is I don't know why it's still syncing.
     
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    I hope you don't mind me asking OP, but why did you want to change it over in the first place? Why not just add a second account instead, and stop syncing the first one?
     
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    Because I really didn't like the gmail account I had to pick when I first set it up, I wanted to pick something closer to my name.
     
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    moved to Tips and Tricks as this is a way to transfer paid apps from one account to another



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    Try wiping your data and cache. I have had that same issue with the sync icon every time I flash something. I always have to wipe.
     
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    Thanks, but wiping won't fix my issue.
    If I sign in with my original ID everything is fine. If I sign in with the new ID, everything is fine.

    It's only when I sign in with the new ID while trying to retain my paid apps that the sync won't go away.
     

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