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Re: Sign-in error for Google account that doesn't exist
I'm having a similar problem, though it is all with my accounts and a couple of old phones. I've tried to remove one google account (it was a second account, there for gmail and contacts, I guess), but two of my old phones, both on android 4.1.2, keep popping up the same "sign-in error" message and asking me to "touch to sign in" to that, removed account. Touching it does nothing other than to dismiss the error message for a short while (10 minutes?), and long-pressing the error message and then "App Info" sends me to the Google Accounts Manager. That doesn't help.
When I look in Settings -- Accounts -- Google, I have only the one account, the original one, on both phones. That account is working fine. I can see no trace of the removed account, but android has preserved it somewhere and thinks it needs to log in.
Does anyone know what app is even doing this? There is nothing in calendar or the gmail app. The phone seems clean to me -- other than the nagging error message.
Update: I've added a third account, removed the second account, then removed the third account as well, yet still it is the same one account that keeps having error notices popping up for it. I'm thinking that the Calendar or Address Book had links into people or events that I had created on the second account and shared with the first that are causing the problem. Google's error message gives no way to trace this to its source, though.