|can't add Google account to Android phone without a Gmail account||Josuemental||7/29/12 9:53 PM|
I can't sign in to and add my Google account to my Android cellphone because it forcibly asks me for a Gmail account, which I don't have nor I want to create one, a Google account and a Gmail account are not the same thing so why is this problem?
|Re: can't add Google account to Android phone without a Gmail account||Kaisamarieanna||7/30/12 8:15 AM|
Google is the creater of android, so that may be the reason why. also, it has a feature to help you get into your phone in case of the lost of password.
btw, you can cancel the setup and skip thru the prompts......
|Re: can't add Google account to Android phone without a Gmail account||JustinGale||7/30/12 11:06 AM|
So you generally only need a "Google" account to add apps via the Play Store (Android Market)...from a Google Enterprise customer standpoint, we originally had limited accounts without Google Mail. These limited Google accounts would work with iGoogle for Chat/Talk but did not have email/calendar on them.
However, when we tried to use them on an Android phone, they would not work, as there seems to be something in the code on the phone that requires the services (GMAIL) to be working when creating a Google account on the phone AND starting the Play Store. After it is started, you can go into the account, and stop syncing all Google Stuff...it is not required (currently for the Play Store).
Let us know if this helps!
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|Re: can't add Google account to Android phone without a Gmail account||Josuemental||7/30/12 3:56 PM|
What you're saying is that there is no way to add my Google account to my Android phone other than creating a Gmail account, but after having my Google account added to my phone I can then delete this Gmail account I created and I'm still going to have my Google account in my phone?
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|Re: can't add Google account to Android phone without a Gmail account||Josuemental||8/3/12 7:40 PM|
I know, but I do have a Google account (I created this thread with it), it just doesn't have Gmail, besides, I also have a Gmail account per say aside from this Google account anyways, it's just not @gmail.com, so I can't use that either
On Monday, July 30, 2012 10:15:06 AM UTC-5, Kaisamarieanna wrote:
..you can cancel the setup and skip thru the prompts......
But I need it to download from the market, sync my stuff, and register my phone
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