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How to add google account for android apps?

asked 2014-04-22 11:15:50 +0300

bara gravatar image

updated 2014-07-25 16:00:27 +0300

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I have installed google play store a while ago, on the first start it asked me to sign in with my google account. Now I need to add a second google account to use in android apps, but i can not find the menu to add an account.

I have added the account in jolla settings, but it does not make it available for android apps.

Found info: If you manage to get /opt/alien/bin/adb shell working, you can use am start to start activities

The package of the login activity seams to be com.google.android.gsf.login but i am getting an error when I start it, maybe the intent needs the right parameters

$ am start  com.google.android.gsf
Starting: Intent { act=android.intent.action.MAIN cat=[android.intent.category.LAUNCHER] pkg=com.google.android.gsf }
Error: Activity not started, unable to resolve Intent { act=android.intent.action.MAIN cat=[android.intent.category.LAUNCHER] flg=0x10000000 pkg=com.google.android.gsf }
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answered 2014-04-24 23:29:42 +0300

bara gravatar image

updated 2015-03-26 20:29:07 +0300

Edit: I have uploaded an app which you can use here

It calls the following code

AccountManager acm = AccountManager.get(getApplicationContext()); acm.addAccount("com.google", null, null, null, thisclassname.this, null, null);

and has the permission android.permission.ACCOUNT_MANAGER to AndroidManifest.xml

this will start the add google account dialogue, if you have it installed

Edit: Updated link

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Could you somehow provide such app for the community please. Maybe others (me included) could need this possibility too. TIA

J4ZZ ( 2014-04-25 14:13:49 +0300 )edit

I have uploaded the app and edited my answer to link to it

bara ( 2014-04-30 01:08:21 +0300 )edit

Perfect... Big thanks mate. ;)

J4ZZ ( 2014-04-30 03:12:08 +0300 )edit

Should your app also able to view accounts previously added e.g. in Google Play Music? Because then for me it doesn't work. Is there any possibility to do that and remove these accounts? Thanks before.

MeeGoSailfish ( 2014-08-20 10:18:17 +0300 )edit

how to remove an account that was added before installation of accounthelper.apk? Existing accounts are not listed in the app. but it detects existing accounts when trying to add again.

User ( 2014-10-19 12:13:56 +0300 )edit

answered 2014-04-23 10:07:51 +0300

rainisto gravatar image

Google play store and google services are not officially supported.

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answered 2017-07-25 21:29:06 +0300

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here is a link to an apk that does exist.

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answered 2017-11-16 08:56:50 +0300

iZero gravatar image

I noticed yesterday that you can add another Google account with Google Maps.

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