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Default [Q] Remove Gmail app from rooted device

GS3 (d2att) running Clockworkmod and Cyanogenmod 11-20140812-nightly-d2lte

Attempting to install blacked out version of Gmail but need to remove existing version of Gmail but I get the error "an existing package by the same name with a conflicting signature is already installed."

My search came up with most folks looking to remove their Gmail account not the app. The few I saw trying to remove the app were not rooted. Surely I am not the first person with this issue.

So I tried to remove Gmail with Titanium Backup but it just reinstalls itself automatically without prompting.
Tried to freeze then uninstall with no change.
Turned off my data and wifi and still have the same result.
Removed my Google account but still the same result.

What am I doing wrong? I just want to remove Gmail and install a different version. I have never had so much trouble.

Thx.
 
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GS3 (d2att) running Clockworkmod and Cyanogenmod 11-20140812-nightly-d2lte

Attempting to install blacked out version of Gmail but need to remove existing version of Gmail but I get the error "an existing package by the same name with a conflicting signature is already installed."

My search came up with most folks looking to remove their Gmail account not the app. The few I saw trying to remove the app were not rooted. Surely I am not the first person with this issue.

So I tried to remove Gmail with Titanium Backup but it just reinstalls itself automatically without prompting.
Tried to freeze then uninstall with no change.
Turned off my data and wifi and still have the same result.
Removed my Google account but still the same result.

What am I doing wrong? I just want to remove Gmail and install a different version. I have never had so much trouble.

Thx.
I'd use a file Explorer and go into two different folders. System/app and data/app if you find anything labeled Gmail delete it and reboot. That should solve your problem

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Found Gmail apk in system/app. Worked like a charm.

Thanks!

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Found Gmail apk in system/app. Worked like a charm.

Thanks!

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Not a problem. Glad I could help

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