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Incidentally, recovering a google account password from a phone, when you have access to said phone but haven't given them the phone number, doesn't work. I kept being told that google will send a token to the phone, and got a dialog saying 'do you want to log in?', i pressed yes, and nothing good happened.

Fortunately it was a test phone with a throwaway google account - otherwise i'd have known the password.

I suspect that their phone recovery service's capacity is overloaded right now with everybody else trying the same thing.

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