Changing the main Gmail account

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  1. DigitalDroid57

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    Ok i know this has been brought up before because i used the search function buttttt im still having issues.

    I have a new gmail that i want to make my new Main Account but sadly I just cant delete it and replace it (i should because IT should be that easy but its not)


    Any updates on how to fix this? i really dont want to factory reset. :frown::confused:

    [Non rooted droid incredible 2]
     
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    As far as I know, factory reset is the only way to do it.

    Options:
    Why not just change the account in the Market and not worry about it?

    or

    Root, backup with Titanium, factory reset, and restore -- will take you about 10 minutes.
     
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    Yeah my gf doesnt wanna root her phone yet and she wants the email removed forever. what would changing it in the market do for her?
     
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    If your goal is to make the account go away forever, then changing the account in the market wont do anything for you.

    If your goal was to make it as seamless as possible, then changing the account in the market would help.
     
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    Edited : double posted
     
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    lol but what would just changing the email in the market do? anything special?

    she wants to use gtalk with her new gmail account and she cant shes stuck with the old gmail
     
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    Gtalk doesnt support multiple accounts it seems like.....and its impossible to sign out
     
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    This is one of the most frustrating things about Android IMO.

    Unless you're rooted, there really is no way outside of a factory reset to get rid of the account.
     
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    Its so annoying. it seems so simple im having a hard time believing its this rediculous. i shouldnt have to root her phone or factory reset just to change her emails around.
     
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    There used to be tricks you could do, but they don't seem to work with GB.

    It has to do with what the account is associated with. Mainly the market and GTALK.

    EDIT:

    Honestly, if you want to get rid of the account in like a few mins rooting is your only option.

    When rooted use a file explorer like File Expert and go to:

    Internal storage > DATA > SYSTEM

    There is a file called accounts.db.

    Deleting it or renaming it with .bak at the end and power cycling will get rid of ALL accounts on the phone.
     
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    i am absolutely with you when it comes to rooting. My Original Incredible that I use has been rooted for well over a year.....3 more months and i can get a new phone. My xoom that I am currently typing this on is rooted too.

    I have tried to get her to allow me to root it but she just doesnt want to yet. So now I have to search around until someone has an answer for a non rooted phone. She will most likely factory reset but I was hoping to find an alternative. If gtalk would just allow her to sign off and sign in another account she would probably just live with it but sadly you cant.
     
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    I'm not up to date with HTC devices, but can't you at least temp root or reverse root the device? That way you can get rid of the account and keep everything. Then when your done; her phone will be unrooted.
     
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