- Your device must be roobted.
- You need to download file manager like.
- Go to settings/apps/all.
- Find Google Account Manager and force stop, clear data, and disable it.
- Find Google play service and force stop then clear data.
- Find Google play store and force stop then clear data.
I’m not going to say much about how NOT to factory reset, because if you’re here, it means you’ve already done that.
The problem is, I’m stuck on a bootloop after removing the Google account from my phone – Nexus 4 (Android 5.0). The worst part is, even when I don’t have any Google account in the phone, it kept trying to add one… without success. It’s stuck on a loop of adding and failed at “Registration failed”. Below are steps to get pass this deadlock:
1) Boot into recovery mode and wipe data/factory reset the phone – It seemed reasonable for me to do that first since basically all apps were gone anyway and all settings wiped out… just some personal data remained as I have backup. It did not work and bootloop keeps going
2) Boot into TWRP recovery (use Google for that) – mostly same functionality as your standard Android recovery mode but it lets you do advanced things like install a ROM without flashing any partition from the system, which is great when you no longer have the stock recovery. Again… bootloop continues to loop: Registration failed
3) Boot into TWRP backup restore mode then flash stock ROM followed by GApps package(s) (makes phone running again) – I like this option better because it allows you to go back easily should something causes the phone to brick. You do need one working phone though if not already rooted on your phone. I personally install the ROM via ADB push (dd if=blah.zip of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p34)… but that’s because I hate TWRP GUI and prefer command line. You can also just use Windows File Explorer to copy it over, or USB cable to connect your phone with your computer and transfer the zip file…
In case you don’t know how to root your phone… here are 3 methods that worked for me: one | two | three [EDIT]: crazybark has a much better rooting guide here
Note: in order to remove your Google account from your phone, you have to first set a pattern lock so make sure you do that part as well. However, after you’ve successfully finished this guide and still can’t get your Google account off the phone by factory reset methods above, then it’s possible that Google has already added some security on the phone even without your approval. You could call them up, but I’m sure they just send you a procedure to remove an account rather than go through all these trouble together. After getting back everything (except my data which was synced with my Google), I re-add the Google account to make sure it works again.. but still stuck in loop! So now I’ve decided to NEVER EVER add any google account onto ANY of my devices…
4) After flashing stock ROM + GApps package, put back only important apps from Play Store and boot into newly installed ROM (which is stock) – This method is good if you don’t want to lose anything, but I personally hate it because I need to remove most of unwanted apps first. After rebooting… YIPEE!!!… It doesn’t work anymore! It’s still stuck on loop
5) Repeat 1 – 4, except install a clean Android 5.0 AOSP ROM so it won’t try to sync with any GApps package again – this worked for me! No more “Registration failed” loop. However, there was still the issue of Google account that has been added earlier. I couldn’t figure out how to get rid of that pesky thing.
remove Google account from phone without factory reset?
Is it possible to remove the Google account from a Samsung Galaxy S3 without factory reset?
I have tried going through the menu and removing all Google apps, but when I reboot my phone, they come right back. I would really like to get rid of this thing that some kid left on my phone.
If you mean that you would like to get rid of the apps, then just uninstall them from your phone directly through their Google Play Store app or through Settings>Apps>All Apps. If you are trying to remove account data and info accessed on the device, I’m afraid it’s quite impossible without a factory reset or ADB backup/restore. But before we proceed further, let me quickly explain what exactly Google Account does on Android devices:
Google Account is not an application; it is rather a special process (available as part of the Google Services Framework) which allows applications to access certain information and features provided by the user’s Google account such as Gmail, Calendar, etc. The actual data is stored in databases on the device, and not in any way managed by the Google Account process. So while you can get rid of all Google Apps very easily, your account will remain intact. The easiest way to remove it is to perform a factory reset, which will delete all applications and their data as well as the accounts on the phone (In case you want to keep your contacts and SMS messages separate from your Gmail inbox, then enable sync with a local account).
To achieve this: (1) Uncheck “Back up my data” at Settings>Backup & Reset;(2) Perform factory reset via Recovery mode -> Wipe data/factory reset;and (3) In case an ADB backup was created beforehand, restore it through ADB. Note: restoring an ADB backup will erase all data and installed apps on your device; so be sure you’ve checked “Back up my data” option at the above step before proceeding with this.
If for some reason, you don’t want to use a factory reset but rather wipe out just the accounts and its information (in order to sell the phone or transfer it to someone else), then I have two more options for you:
Option 1 – Wipe ‘Google Accounts’ Data Only Using Recovery Mode/ADB Backup Manager Application First of all, enable USB Debugging under Settings>Developer Options, then in case you don’t have one already, setup ADB on your computer by following this guide . Next, download Recovery Mode/ADB Backup Manager from Play Store : . Then, connect your phone to PC and open the application. Press “Backup” button to archive data related to Google accounts on the device. (If you get an error message about how there is not enough space left on device to create a backup then: a) install another app which can be backed up in offline mode ; b) try wiping out accounts using Option 2 below; c) restore this backup after wiping accounts.) After that, press “Factory reset” option under Main Menu for running similar operation as described above (i.e. wipe out Google Accounts info without factory reset).
Option 2 – Wipe Individual Account Data Directly Using ADB Commands On your computer, download and unzip the file located here which contains all necessary ADB commands for wiping out accounts on a device. Read the instructions carefully before proceeding with this. Note: you must have an unlocked phone if you’re using non-standard firmware or custom ROM! On your device, enable USB Debugging under Settings>Developer Options; Connect your phone to PC, then execute: adb shell su -c pm clear com.google.*
The above command should wipe out account data from “com.google” package on your device but not any of its applications – even backups (if there are any) created prior to deleting this data will still restore it back after factory reset! The only way left for removing Google Account from Android is to: (1) Unlock bootloader and flash another recovery image, which allows you to deal with ADB backup data;(2) Create a factory reset/ADB backup if necessary; (3) Restore this ADB backup after removing all Google Account-related info from the device. If you have any questions or comments – don’t hesitate to post here in the forums!
More tutorials related to Android menu can be found here . Good luck !
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1. Your device must be roobted.
2. You need to download file manager like.
3. Go to settings/apps/all.
4. Find Google Account Manager and force stop, clear data, and disable it.
5. Find Google play service and force stop then clear data.
6. Find Google play store and force stop then clear data.
Android devices come with an account it will remove the user’s account following a factory reset.
If you are done using an online service, like Facebook or Twitter for a few days, then it can be enticing to delete your account from your Android device.