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    Help With Google Account After Formatting Smartphone

    Hi All

    I did a factory reset on my Samsung Galaxy SII as it had a few bugs. No dramas there, format fixed previous issues but afterwards I couldn't figure out my Google account to access saved contacts and to do updates. I am sure it was my regular Hotmail address I use but it wouldn't accept that as it wasn't a Google email. It said to do a search on your PC to find your Google account details and sure enough it shows my Hotmail account!

    It still won't except that so I have lost all my contacts and can't do updates. I could make a new Google account but I'd rather see if anyone here has an suggestions first?

    Thanks,

    Lefty

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    No doubt it will be Google asserting itself (or trying to) as the ONLY provider of EVERYTHING you need - just one reason Google is banned and blocked in China. Google search, Gmail - the lot!! all blocked.

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    Yeah, I thought it may have been something like that. Maybe Hotmail was allowed when I first set it up and it isn't now...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Homepin View Post
    No doubt it will be Google asserting itself (or trying to) as the ONLY provider of EVERYTHING you need - just one reason Google is banned and blocked in China. Google search, Gmail - the lot!! all blocked.
    Pretty ironic coming from a single party communist government

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    Oh snap!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad View Post
    Pretty ironic coming from a single party communist government

    Don't worry, that point isn't lost on the few "thinking" people around here.

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    Bring back "altavista" (before Yahoo bought it) ;-)

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