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Google Talk Authentication Failed Notification. Need serious help!
About six months ago, I dropped my phone in a mop bucket and it died. One of my friends and coworkers had just got a new phone, so she gave me her old Motorola Droid, which is an Android phone.
Here is my issue: she had Google Talk enabled on her phone. As soon as I logged in to my own account and out of hers, I started getting the "Google Talk Authentication Failed" notification. I went through all sorts of things to try to get it to stop sending me these notifications, but I couldn't figure it out and finally gave up. Now, though, my husband has just started a new job where he travels all over the United States and I need to be able to have him reach me at all times. The stupid notification keeps going off every hour and it's really starting to bug me, making me think I'm getting something from him when I'm not.
I don't know how many websites, threads, and articles I've gone through trying to turn this thing off, all to no avail. I've tried deleting my friend's account off of the phone - because she is the one who was using Google Talk - but it tells me that I have to do a factory reset in order to do so. I can't do that as I have apps that I need for work that I've paid money for. I don't want to have to buy them again. I also have important pictures and documents saved to my phone. I've tried opening Google Talk and simply signing out of it, but apparently there is no one signed into it because when I open it, it says, "Signing In," with the loading wheel behind it, but it never does anything. I was told to do this: go to Manage Apps, All, Google Talk, and hit the disable button, but there is no disable button there. In fact, every button under the "Google Talk" app is not pushable. I can't do *anything* with Google Talk. I've been told that it is pretty easy to remove after you root the phone, but I am not interested in doing that. I'm not that savvy with technology and will probably screw something up, probably breaking it, and I don't have the money to buy another one.
So is there a way to turn off the stupid Google Talk authentication failed notifications - which just popped up on my phone AGAIN - without: rooting the phone, returning to factory settings, disabling the app, or signing out of the app?
And on top of everything, the notification is now popping up every 5-10 minutes. Maybe it's because I tried to log in and log back out of Google Talk? I really need this app off or disabled from my phone.
Honestly, I don't know why Google doesn't allow you to simply delete the friggin apps that THEY put on your phone. It's ridiculous. Please, please help!