How to completely disable gmail?

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  1. felineaids
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    Hey everyone,

    I recently have had some trouble with my gmail account and Google has decided to lock me out of my account. After almost a week of getting nowhere and being unable to access my account, I discovered a Google help page that said I need to not try to log into my account for 24 hrs before I can reset the password.

    At about 9pm EST last night I turned off the Gmail synching in the settings of my Droid X. However, shortly after that, I received the same alert "Unable to access gmail account" in the alerts page of the Droid, which means it's still trying to log in, which means I still won't be able to access my account.

    I'm waiting until 9pm before trying to log in, just in case it worked, but I doubt it did.

    The only way to delete a Google account from my phone is to restore it to factory settings, which I don't want to do.

    What do you all recommend? I can leave the phone off for 24 hrs if I have to, but that's not the ideal solution.

    Do you think that turning off the synching worked?

    Thanks,

    FA
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    aminaked New Member

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    Yes, turning off the syncing should work unless...

    you manually go in and sync
    you have a widget or app that is still trying to log in
    you left on sync for gmail, calendar, contacts running, picasa?, youtube?, etc.
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    You know what sucks, these new "enter text to sign on" popups that seemed to have just appeared in 2.2

    I don't know why they are doing this crap :mad:
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    the only surefire way to make sure its gone: root your phone and delete gmail.apk from /system/app :D
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