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Add Google Account Trigger

Add Google Account Trigger

Hzj_jie | September 21, 2016 | Tools
Downloads:
10 000+
Size:
Varies with device
Requires Android:
4.3 and up
Updated:
September 21, 2016
Developer:
Hzj_jie
** You do not need this app unless you are using a China phone, without 'Add a Google Account' function. Please kindly refer to the screenshots. **
** No root required. **
** Supports only Android 4.3, Jelly Bean MR2 or upper. **
** This app does not help you to install Google Apps, you will need to install it yourself, the simplest way is to use Open GApps update file with third-party recovery. You may find Open GApps @ https://www.google.com/search?q=open+gapps. **
** Technically said, this app only start an intent like,
Intent intent = new Intent(Settings.ACTION_ADD_ACCOUNT).
setFlags(Intent.FLAG_ACTIVITY_NEW_TASK);
intent.putExtra(Settings.EXTRA_ACCOUNT_TYPES, new String[] {"com.google"});
So do not expect this app to do more than this. **
Some background,
Usually Google components are entirely removed from China phones, though you can install Open GApps, the alternative OS may have restriction, so you have no 'Google Account' choice when adding a new account.
When you are opening Google Play store, you can easily setup one account. But do not have any chance to setup the second account.
So this app solves this issue, it simply trigger Account Manager to add another Google account.
The first screenshot shows there is no 'Google Account' option in 'Add an account' menu.
The second screenshot shows with Google play, I have already added a Google account.
The third screenshot shows with this app, I have triggered the adding a new Google account function again.
Usually you can easily add a first Google account and download this app from Google play directly, but just in case anything unexpected, you can also download the APK directly from github @ https://github.com/Hzj-jie/android-add-google-account/blob/master/build/outputs/apk/android-add-google-account-release.apk?raw=true
Both Google play and github should have same APK.
You can also find the source code @ https://github.com/Hzj-jie/android-add-google-account
This app does not require any permission. And you do not need to keep it in the phone, install it when you need it, and delete it after it worked.
That's also the reason I did not add an icon, considering this APK is only 5 kilo bytes, I do not want an icon to enlarge it.
** All the screenshots are coming from my phone. If you have copy-right to any of them, please kindly let me know. I will remove it. **
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