yeahhhhhhhhhhh that worked. Dropped the app, then I ran Power Clean to remove any remnants. Waited til I got home, reinstalled, reattached my Huawei, changed a few faces. Then closed the app, reopened and I'm still logged in (yay!). Then I closed the app and reopened again about 30 mins later - still logged in (double yay!).
I should have just done that from the start. I've done it in the past even just from a housekeeping standpoint. Worked previously as well.