Welcome to the Android Central Forums Create Your Account or Ask a Question Answers in 5 minutes - no registration required!
Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. Thread Author  Thread Author    #1  

    Default Nexus 5: Google now outside USA

    Bought my phone in December and used it for one month in the US. Everything worked fine, Google now, cards, swipe left etc. Left to Afghanistan for work, switched sims and everything still worked. Was getting cards everything. But I made the stupid mistake of resetting the phone and now apparently google now is disabled because I am not in the US. I know it works fine because I had it here on the carrier using it. Heck it was even smart enough to give me local weather etc here in country. But now that i reset the phone I seem to not be able to get it back until returning to the US? I am using the same login and account through Google and all the phone settings are english (US) so it is not that. Also, ok google voice still works fine. Any help or work around appreciated.
  2. #2  

    Default Re: Nexus 5: Google now outside USA

    I think you are hosed until you return to the states.
  3. #3  

    Default Re: Nexus 5: Google now outside USA

    Still sounds a bit weird since your account is still US based. I would try a vpn app and see if it randomly starts working. Or if you have your US sim pop it in, use vpn (on wifi - disable mobile data so you don't get charged up the wazoo) and jump on the play store etc and make sure your version of google search is up to date etc.
  4. #4  

    Default Re: Nexus 5: Google now outside USA

    Some people are getting around it with a GPS faking app but IMO that defeats the purpose of Google Now.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk 2
  5. Thread Author  Thread Author    #5  

    Default Re: Nexus 5: Google now outside USA

    Quote Originally Posted by mrsmumbles View Post
    Some people are getting around it with a GPS faking app but IMO that defeats the purpose of Google Now.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk 2
    That is the weird thing, it worked fine for weeks with a sim from a local afghan carrier here "Roshan". It only stopped when I reset the phone "big mistake". I tried a VPN with no luck, have not tried a GPS faking app. Didn't even know those existed. It may get it started and then I can turn it off because I think once google now starts working again at that point it does not care.

    The SIM I had in the US was straight talk which does not work over here at all, but maybe if I disable data like was mentioned with a VPN and GPS faking that would do the trick and then return everything. It really stinks without google now, I got hooked on it.

Similar Threads

  1. Switching google accounts for Play Store
    By killa_B21 in forum Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 01-27-2014, 08:17 AM
  2. Nexus 7 won't start
    By ShakeSpee in forum Google Nexus 7 Tablet (2012)
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 01-25-2014, 03:32 PM
  3. Audi and google pair up, But still no top of the line aftermarket options?!
    By dannyd86 in forum The Android Central Lounge
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-18-2014, 07:15 AM
  4. Will Chromecast allow me to use a 2012 Nexus 7 model with it?
    By Gregory Frazier in forum Google Chromecast
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 01-17-2014, 08:41 PM

Posting Permissions