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Remove user account in Android 5.0.1 on Galaxy S4

I have spent weeks looking for a solution to this and finally this post helped me! It was so far from obvious and it felt like Google wanted me to keep the account by force lol. Anyway, what I did ...
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How to bypass "Verify your account" (Factory Reset Protection)

There are full guides for several devices from RootJunky on YouTube. This first method works on some Samsung and LG devices. Your user can probably start at step 4. Reboot into Recovery mode (hold ...
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Remove my Google account on other people's device

Go to Google's security manager page, find the phone you logged in on and click "deauthorize".
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Remove user account in Android 5.0.1 on Galaxy S4

In order to remove an user account you need to perform: Go to device settings (As shown in the question). click on accounts Tab (3rd in the option list). Click on Google Account (select the account ...
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Is there any way to sign into Google Play without also signing into Gmail?

As pointed out by Hiemanshu you need to do this by using a separate account. Now, as Android itself doesn't differentiate between Google accounts the question in your use case boils down to: How can ...
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Is it possible to set up a Google account for Gmail only?

I found a workaround for my problem that works splendidly. After having installed the latest version of the Gmail App, I have discovered that when I go to Settings > Account > Add account, I ...
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What's the difference between "Contacts" and "People details?"

Contacts under Accounts, helps in syncing Google-Contacts (Phone contacts saved ) More on Contacts sync adapter here People details deals with information regarding Google play games and Google+ (...
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How to bypass "Verify your account" (Factory Reset Protection)

Use this code to unlock in emergency call: *#812# It worked beautifully on a OnePlus2 just two days ago: After calling *#812#** the phone unlocked and I was shown the home screen. After that I went ...
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How to export a list as Text of all Play Store Apps that I have ever installed

Use Google Takeout to export out of Google services a list of all activity involving the Google Play Store for a Google account. No root or even device is required as you are exporting out of Google'...
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What will happen to purchased apps if I log out of my Google account

When you sign out of the account from which you purchased apps , they will stop working as licencing checks are carried out in the background. Thanks to Izzy who pointed out in comments that this ...
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How do I delete an old device from my Google Acct?

If you are unable to remove the device from the Device activity section of your Google account because the red button doesn't show up, go instead to Google Security Checkup and expand Your devices, ...
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Google Play Services only recognizes deleted account; cannot update any apps

This could be happen because you deleted your account permanently from the web but that account still saved in the device and triggering a force sign in to identify you. Follow these steps: For ...
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Google Backup: Multiple devices using the same account - what happens on Restore?

Some more info on Google backup. When I flashed a custom firmware it didn't restore the apps as I expected. In Settings -> Backup & reset it was showing "Backing up to debug-only private cache", ...
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Can I restore my contacts on new phone?

First, make sure that your contacts from your old phone were saved as Google contacts. You can do that by going to: http://www.google.com/contacts from any computer and login in with the Google ...
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Is it possible to set up a Google account for Gmail only?

While you add the Google account or even afterwards (from account settings), you can select the content and services to sync. You can select only Gmail, leaving alone all the other services you don't ...
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How to bypass "Verify your account" (Factory Reset Protection)

No, there is not (or there shouldn't be). Factory Reset Protection uses a protected storage area located at /dev/block/*/by-name/frp that can't be wiped without special privileges or initiating a ...
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Still can't change Google Play country

Method 1 (Requires 2 Phones signed in with same google account): Phone 1: Open Google Play Store and Download HotSpot Shield or Zenmate. Once you have downloaded. Clear cache and data of Google ...
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Switch Payment Profiles on Play Store?

You can now change this in the Google Play app under: Menu > Account > Preferences > Country and profiles If you have more than one profile - they should be here. In case if you are stuck ...
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How to change android primary google account

Here is a good description, on how to do this. To cite the main facts: If your phone is NOT rooted If your device isn’t rooted, the only thing you can do is perform a hard reset on the device. You ...
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Check if Google Play Service is up to date

As a workaround you could sideload the last Google Play Services app. You can check your version under Settings > Apps > All tab > Google Play Services. Here in the Google Play Store you will find ...
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Check if Google Play Service is up to date

Check installed version via terminal: adb shell pm dump com.google.android.gms|grep version
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Logout from Gmail account without logging out Google Play Store account

It is not possible according to this guide https://support.google.com/mail/answer/2991620?hl=en There’s no option to sign out of the Gmail app for Android without removing your entire account ...
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There was a problem communicating with Google servers, try again later - Galaxy s3

I have finally found the solution for this problem and want to share it here for those of you suffering from the same issue that was not answered by any of the steps mentioned in the original post. ...
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How do I change the email address used for Google Play?

You should be able to add an alternate email to your Google account. Afterwards, you can sign in with any of your alternate email addresses, using the same password for your main address. Once your ...
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How to update Google Play Services without having a Google account?

You will need to goto a 3rd party website that hosts Google apps and download the newest (for your device) version. The one I use is http://gappsandroid.blogspot.com/ , you can download EVERY single ...
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Still can't change Google Play country

I had a similar issue moving from Germany to the UK and spent over an hour on the phone with Google support. In addition to what others already wrote above, I had to do two things: Cancel any Google ...
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How to close Google account on the phone

Sign in to your account here and delete it like that: More info on deletion you can find in help article. After the successful deletion your account will be signed out from the phone as well and your ...
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Find the IMEI number of lost Android phone

Not a way to find it , but to document that it's not possible from Google Dashboard anymore Is it possible to find the IMEI number of a lost Android phone using Google Dashboard? Unfortunately NO ...
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Find the IMEI number of lost Android phone

Yes, as of July 2019, you can still get your IMEI number from the dashboard. Just go to the "Find your device" page and select your device. Then in the upper left corner, the name of your device will ...
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How do I delete an old device from my Google Acct?

It's quite easy. Click on the device you wish to remove and confirm as shown in screenshot below from my list of devices Edit Try signing out of that account and signing in from that old phone and ...
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