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    How to clear/change master gmail account?

    Need to reset a rooted d1 for a new user w/o reflashing rom. This is an old spare that was in a drawer; is already configured just the way it needs to be; but its already married to my Gmail. Phone not activated atm; Need to make it work for wifeypoo and activate it on her line as soon as I get home; no time to fiddle. Searching while driving is hazardous; talking and correcting this was tricky enough lol.

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    Proper way is factory data reset or a data reset through recovery.

    It won't stay "set up" however.

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    if you call verizon and ask them how to change the master account they'll tell you the same thing.

    but...if anybody want to know the real answer, it's /data/system/accounts.db

    delete that file, reboot, and sign into a new google master account, leaving your phone "set up" just the way it was.
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    if you call verizon and ask them how to change the master account they'll tell you the same thing.

    but...if anybody want to know the real answer, it's /data/system/accounts.db

    delete that file, reboot, and sign into a new google master account, leaving your phone "set up" just the way it was.

    That is EXACTLY what I want to do to my older rooted D1. I want to leave it rooted as it runs great to either sell or give to a friend, but want to get my gmail account removed from it.

    I tried both the File Manager on the phone, and then tried it with a USB cord and my laptop trying to find the /data/system/accountsdb file and I can't find it at all????

    What am I missing?? How do I find and delete this file? Is it a hidden system file?? I still have Wi-Fi so is there and App I can download to help me find/delete this accounts.db file???

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