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How-to unlink the main Google account from android device without a factory reset

I'd like to change the google account an unrooted Nexus One is linked to without wiping. If I try to remove the current account it says it can't do it without a factory reset...

  • @eldarerathis: definitely a dupe
    – o0'.
    Feb 13, 2012 at 8:11

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That is correct, you can't change the primary account without a wipe.

However, you can use Titanium Backup to back up your apps and settings so that putting your phone's environment back together after is a snap.

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    Incorrect, Titanium Backup does pretty much nothing useful if you're not rooted, that's the problem. It certainly doesn't backup application data, which is the whole problem.
    – o0'.
    Feb 12, 2012 at 17:49
  • Yes, you have to be rooted but that should not be a problem with the Nexus One. And it most certainly does back up application data; I've used it to do just that many times.
    – Logos
    Feb 13, 2012 at 14:36
  • currently you can't get root without wiping
    – o0'.
    Feb 13, 2012 at 14:43
  • Just did a quick search. It seems you can get root on the Nexus One just by adding a few binaries (su, fastboot, recovery)
    – Logos
    Feb 13, 2012 at 14:47
  • Unfortunately, that post is quite probably outdated: android.stackexchange.com/a/19432/2665
    – o0'.
    Feb 13, 2012 at 14:49

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