How to change Google account on Android

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gmail android tips How to change Google account on AndroidChanging the your Google account for Gmail and the Android market on your Android smartphone or Android tablet usually means performing a factory reset on your device and wiping all your data off! However, we have a neater and simpler solution!

Change Google account on Android

The usual procedure to remove email account in Android is to complete a factory reset on your device. While this is a safe option were you to sell your Android phone or tablet to another person, it is quite irritating if you just want to change from one personal account to another.

If you want to change your Google account on Android without loosing all your apps and data follow the steps below.

  1. First step is to download Root Explorer from the Android Market.
  2. Once installed open Root Explorer and head to /data/system/ and locate : accounts.db
  3. Delete the accounts.db file.
  4. Reboot your Android phone or Android tablet.
  5. Now when you go in to Gmail or the Android market you will be asked to set up a new Google account!


  • We still recommend you make a back up of your data before trying this method.
  • If you find you can’t access the file above, it may be because your Android devices hasn’t bee rooted.

If you have any Android hint, tips or requests for How to’s please let us know in the comments section below.

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  • Harold Shum

    I only wish that I won’t forget my GMail password or else I’ll have to do factory reset. Thank you very much for posting about Root Explorer.

    • Anonymous

      No problem I hope you find it helpful