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    Why I hate Google

    I posted this yesterday but it vanished. Google getting back at me?

    Went for my run/walk on Tuesday morning and was using Nike+Run on my Samsung S8 phone to track the distance. At 4 miles everything was working fine. Half a mile later I get home and press the home button on the phone to complete the run.
    A screen that I have never seen before comes up. A circle with Start in it and an arrow under it that says to swipe right. Doing that I am asked to enter my e mail address.
    So I power off the phone and re boot it. Same thing. After following the prompts It seems to want my Gmail address to restore my phone. I have never backed up to google or used the gmail account I was forced to apply for at some time in the past.

    Took the phone to a Verizon store where they worked on it for about an hour with no success. They did tell me that it may have become a paper weight because of a thing called FRP and if I could not access the google account it was backed up to I would need a new phone???

    My daughter got on to the Gmail site and found the e mail account and we finally got the phone back. I was not to worried about the contacts etc. as the photos were safe on the SD card.
    Going to the Gallery I found it was empty the card must have been formatted at the time the phone was wiped.

    I hate google.

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    Re: Why I hate Google

    add it to the huge list of why I hate da google.

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    Re: Why I hate Google

    Anyone make a Linux phone?

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    Re: Why I hate Google

    Android is a "modified" Linux kernel-based O.S.
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    Re: Why I hate Google

    We have Apple phones and no problems to date, not sure if they are Android or not, never checked. PJ

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    Re: Why I hate Google

    Quote Originally Posted by PAUL161 View Post
    We have Apple phones and no problems to date, not sure if they are Android or not, never checked. PJ
    If they are Apple then they are not Android. I have Apple phon also, along with iMac and MacBook Pro and an iPad.
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