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How do I unlink game data from phone?

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So, here's my situation:
Even if I factory reset my phone, the game progress is still as it left off.

I haven't done much research as to how a game does this but, my thought is that they link to the device's info (like hardware ID or something).

I essentially want the game's progress to reset as if it's a new phone.

Is there anyway to handle this?
And if my thought was correct, is there a way to change or spoof my hardware ID?

B. Diddy

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Mar 9, 2012
Welcome to Android Central! It's possible that the game is utilizing Google's backup feature to back the game data up to your Google Drive. But from what I can tell, there's no way to delete only that app's backup -- you'd have to delete the entire backup. So what I would suggest is:

1. Uninstall the game.
2. In the phone's Settings>Backup & Restore menu, turn off the backup feature.
3. On your computer, go to Google Drive, then click Backups, select the backup to your phone, and delete it.
4. On the phone, turn the backup feature back on again.
5. Wait for the backup to show up again in Google Drive. Then reinstall the game and see if the game progress resets.