Ok I have been doing the data wipe/reset on ym X and EVERYTIME I do it, as soon as I sign into my gmail account EVERYTHING comes back, all my apps, all my old settings, even an old wallpaper that i dont even have on my phone any longer.
I have gone in and made sure the backup data option is NOT checked.
How can I get rid of this junk for good? I want the phone to be just as if I was activating it as a new user.
I believe your gmail account stores all of that information for backup purposes, so I would imagine that if you wanted to get rid of it you need to delete it from the gmail account first. That or activate it with a new gmail address?
follow steps 8-15 in the first post of this thread to get your phone to stop restoring all of your apps after a factory reset. while you are making sure back up data is not checked, it seems like the restore data option is still checked.
You could also forward it to your gmail. If needed, you could still set up a different "from" address if you want/need people to think it came from your pre-existing yahoo email.
I agree on this.... I have gmail "fetch" my Verizon email accounts. Also, I now keep my calendar and contacts all Gmail. All backed up and instantly synced. Lovin' it. Sure beats multiple email accounts & using Outlook for calendar and contacts. Works great. Instant sync from X or computer.