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#89489 3-Sep-2011 07:27
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Basic situation is I have a Samsung Galaxy (i5503T) upgraded to Froyo using the official release via Kies.  Due to the original user getting a new handset, I want to set up the galaxy for another household family member to use, including their own Gmail account and calendar.  

I cannot however for the life of me get it to bring up the calendar on the second account, the only options I get when I go into the account settings are email and contacts (which both work just fine).  I have disabled the primary account and removed the calendar data through the apps manager but still the primary account is the only one with a calendar option.

Surely it should be able to handle a second Gmail calendar?

Other option I guess is to remove the original Gmail account and make the new one the default.  However as I understand it the only way to do this is to factory reset the phone which wipes everything (surely not!).  I really can't be bothered downloading all the apps and setting the whole thing up again, and I don't see why I should pay again for apps already purchased.  

So...any help appreciated:

1. How can I get the second Gmail calendar to show up?
2. If not possible is there a way to change the default Gmail account without wiping the whole phone?
3. If that is not possible is there an easy way to back-up the whole phone (apps, contacts, settings etc) do the factory reset, and then put everything back to how it was?

Thanks





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  #516105 3-Sep-2011 12:40
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cyril7: Hi, seems a common issue.

http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Google%20Mobile/thread?tid=60904bb83c6d2a45&hl=en

Cyril


Thanks for that, I have spent a fair bit of time searching the forums for a resolution without success, so thought I would put it out to the droid experts on GZ.



 




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  #516111 3-Sep-2011 13:03
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Use titanium backup to copy your apps to SD and then back when reset?

You say you want 'another' calender, but you wish to keep the previous one? Using shared calendars in google calendar will activate that access on the phone too. For example, with a shared calendar, I see my appointments and also my wifes. Or am I over simplifying it? :)

Does settings > accounts > (remove selected) not get rid of the default account? 



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  #516136 3-Sep-2011 14:00
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SpookyAwol: Use titanium backup to copy your apps to SD and then back when reset?

You say you want 'another' calender, but you wish to keep the previous one? Using shared calendars in google calendar will activate that access on the phone too. For example, with a shared calendar, I see my appointments and also my wifes. Or am I over simplifying it? :)

Does settings > accounts > (remove selected) not get rid of the default account? 


Cheers, will have a look at titanium (edit:  sorry, appears the phone must have been Rooted to use it)

I just want one calendar (the new one) but I cannot delete the original account that the phone was set up under.  That's my main problem, as it appears Google/android link everything to the "main" account and won't let it go (unless I wipe the phone and start again).

I wasn't aware you could link Google calendar, might check that one out, cheers.




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  #516171 3-Sep-2011 16:08
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Jorte.
Great calendar app that gives you a choice of accounts to sync with

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