When you have setup your Google account in your android, everything on your phone is now synced to that account. This includes your contacts, calendar, emails, app lists and so on. Now if you buy a new phone or when you are giving your old phone to someone else as a gift you would want to remove your Gmail/Google account from that phone. This primary Google account removal procedure can be a headache especially if you are new to Android. The most common questions related to this issue includes “How to remove Google account without factory reset ?” This is because many users will get the following message when they try to remove their Gmail account from settings:
This account is required by some applications. You can only remove it by resetting the phone to factory defaults (which deletes all your personal data
Don’t worry there is a simple way to remove your Google account from Android without factory reset. Follow these steps:
First try going to system settings>> accounts>>select your Google account>>press menu and select “Remove account”. If that didn’t work try the following:
Note: You should open the data folder inside your Android’s root or primary location. You will not find the system folder inside the data folder of your Android’s external SDcard.
Many Google Store related android error fixes require your Google account to be removed and added back. The above steps to remove Google account without factory reset can come handy so that you can continue downloading your apps and games from the Google Store without errors.
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I CANT DELETE MY ACCOUNT BOTH INSTRUCTION.. HOW CAN I FIX IT..
Cancel this Google on my phone
Use File expert app with root access and remount SYNC folder with “write” permission, then you will be allowed to delete the file.
Do factory reset…everything will work fine except you lose your contacts and existing software.No other option i found.
Have an S4 with Eclipse ROM where the Google Store was just not working properly any more. This solution worked great! Saved me from doing a factory reset. Thank you 🙂
i worked, you have to remove your Dropbox, and facebook account too with Your gmail account
Had this error redownloading Game of War… Fixed it by going to system settings>> accounts>>select your Google account>>press menu and select Sync… after Syncing I reopened Playstore and downloaded and installed the game without a problem.
does the device require root?
delete the files marked and then rebooting should do the trick
thanks for not answering anybody’s question
cant find “accounts.db” or “accounts.xml” want to delete google account
i got a samsung galaxy note 4 but i did a hard reset on it after it is asking me to enter previously account but it’s wasn’t for a freind who bring it to me he don’t know this account also how are sombody can help me please?
it really works…thnkew
i reset samsung on5 mobile but it still require previosly gmail account
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deleted accounts.xml and now phone won’t boot and won’t turn off – BAD ADVICE!!!!!!!!
thank you very much
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