I forgot the password for my Google account and I want to recover it. This Google account happens to be the main Google account linked to my Android device.
When I try to use the Recovery options:
- A password reset link can only be sent if you haven't signed in for 4 days.
- Your security question can only be answered if you haven't signed in for 5 days.
- A third option where "I no longer have access to those above", it implies a very long password recovery process and MAY get the password again.
If I don't unlink this Google account from Android device, the device will continue to sign in to Google services. So, recovery options can't be used.
I don't want to reset my phone to unlink/delete the main Google account, wait 4-5 days and then get the password. This means I can't use my phone for this amount of time and may lose data.
How to get it without unlinking or deleting the Google account of my Google Nexus with Android 4.2.1 (Jelly Bean)?