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remove gmail from samsung galaxy ace

Most Useful Answer Pondlife  Sep. 23, 2012 at 16:33

Oh dear who set him off.

If rooted you appear to be able to remove gmail app with no obvious effect on anything else thus.

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JanSt / MOD  Sep. 23, 2012 at 00:23

You mean? Your gmail account? The Gmail app? What?

obiwan1801  Sep. 23, 2012 at 10:37

You mean? Your gmail account? The Gmail app? What?

Gmail app. Was wanting to remove because do not use and trying to get phone space.
Have now got the phone space by deleting all the Trash in my other accounts. Forgot all deletions went to there so spacewise am ok. Is there a way to remove app or is it tied in to other apps?

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 23, 2012 at 14:15

You mean? Your gmail account? The Gmail app? What?

Gmail app. Was wanting to remove because do not use and trying to get phone space.
Have now got the phone space by deleting all the Trash in my other accounts. Forgot all deletions went to there so spacewise am ok. Is there a way to remove app or is it tied in to other apps?


It's a system app - part of the Android OS. If you root your Samsung Ace, you can freeze it - that is, you can stop all its processes from hogging resources. Rooted, you CAN also uninstall it, but that might also kill dependencies - bits of the app that other apps really on to function properly.

Also: deleting your gmail account in the Gmail app, means next time you want to use the PlayStore, you'd have to sign into Google again... and whoosh, you're also signed into gmail again! So, just delete all the mails in the account, and make sure you disable automatic sync/updating.

It's like iOS tying you into the iTunes 'ecosystem' - sure, you can sign out of iTunes; even delete/change your account, but then you cannot download anything...not even free apps etc...

ALL modern smartphone OSs were designed by companies who mainly want to harvest your data, make you brand-loyal. They do that by any means necessary - legal, and, at times, illegal. It's why iOS, WP and Android only appeal to me on a technical level - but otherwise give me chills (BB is similar - you wanna profit from the speed and services of BIS, you are forever linked to their servers).
The first 2 Palm Pre models wouldn't even start up properly in airplane mode, because they WANTED to phone home and check your account action first. If you were in a signal pit, but wanted to use the musicplayer or something not-data related, you could forget about it...


That's why it's called 'services' - we are, to a degree, servants to 'OUR' devices....

But then: modern phones always had stuff they wouldn't let you uninstall - even on unbranded sim-free phones. iOS, Android and WP merely took the approach to the next level.

Think this is trivial?
Before Nokia shook hands with Microsoft, Nokia had to send a biz plan to US authorities outlining pros, cons, and risks inherent to the cooperation with MS.
Nokia spelled out how one big obstacle might be consumers' unwillingness to share data with Microsoft.
At that point you could buy a Nokia Symbian device and use it perfectly well without an OVI/Nokia account. Plenty of ways to install non-store apps without risking your warranty, and ways to hack the filesystem to delete bloat.

Pondlife  Sep. 23, 2012 at 16:33

Oh dear who set him off.

If rooted you appear to be able to remove gmail app with no obvious effect on anything else thus.

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 23, 2012 at 18:32

Oh dear who set him off.

If rooted you appear to be able to remove gmail app with no obvious effect on anything else thus.
hahaha I was feeling lonely :D

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