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  1. chris.moses's Avatar
    Putting this here to hopefully save someone else the trouble I went through. Starting yesterday morning (9/3/2014) my Nexus 5 was unable to download any updates or new installs from the Play Store. When I tried I got the error, "...could not be downloaded due to an error. (Error retrieving information from server. [RPC:S-7:AEC-0]).

    Reboots didn't help, so I looked on the interwebs and found a number of posts that listed some options for fixes. These included clearing cache on the Play Store and Framework, removing the gmail account and re-adding it to the phone, and doing a full factory reset.

    NONE of these options worked. Yes, I even did a full factory reset/format from recovery mode. Same error, unable to download or install anything. Called Google support this morning and was informed that this is a known issue that started yesterday morning with some accounts. It's on their end, so there's nothing that can be done to fix it from the user side. They're working on it and consider it a major outage, no ETA for a resolution.

    If you're having this issue, I'd recommend calling Google to make sure your account is on the list, but don't do anything to your phone, it won't resolve the issue.
    09-04-2014 10:29 AM
  2. emilioaponte's Avatar
    Putting this here to hopefully save someone else the trouble I went through. Starting yesterday morning (9/3/2014) my Nexus 5 was unable to download any updates or new installs from the Play Store. When I tried I got the error, "...could not be downloaded due to an error. (Error retrieving information from server. [RPC:S-7:AEC-0]).

    Reboots didn't help, so I looked on the interwebs and found a number of posts that listed some options for fixes. These included clearing cache on the Play Store and Framework, removing the gmail account and re-adding it to the phone, and doing a full factory reset.

    NONE of these options worked. Yes, I even did a full factory reset/format from recovery mode. Same error, unable to download or install anything. Called Google support this morning and was informed that this is a known issue that started yesterday morning with some accounts. It's on their end, so there's nothing that can be done to fix it from the user side. They're working on it and consider it a major outage, no ETA for a resolution.

    If you're having this issue, I'd recommend calling Google to make sure your account is on the list, but don't do anything to your phone, it won't resolve the issue.
    Thank you for post this information Sir.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
    Majid Shhossin likes this.
    09-04-2014 10:49 AM
  3. maverick7526's Avatar
    That happened to me once because I kept clearing the google services framework. If you log out of your google account and log back in it should work again

    Posted via NSA Spy Van 37...... Free candy??
    09-04-2014 11:57 AM
  4. chris.moses's Avatar
    No, it won't. I tried not only that but a FULL factory reset. Google support confirmed that it's a problem on their end and nothing I do would solve it.
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    09-04-2014 12:12 PM
  5. chris.moses's Avatar
    Doing more research, this is definitely gmail account related. I get the same error on my Nexus 10, although my wife's gmail account on the SAME tablet is able to install and update apps normally.
    09-04-2014 01:02 PM
  6. SoxElite's Avatar
    Putting this here to hopefully save someone else the trouble I went through. Starting yesterday morning (9/3/2014) my Nexus 5 was unable to download any updates or new installs from the Play Store. When I tried I got the error, "...could not be downloaded due to an error. (Error retrieving information from server. [RPC:S-7:AEC-0]).

    Reboots didn't help, so I looked on the interwebs and found a number of posts that listed some options for fixes. These included clearing cache on the Play Store and Framework, removing the gmail account and re-adding it to the phone, and doing a full factory reset.

    NONE of these options worked. Yes, I even did a full factory reset/format from recovery mode. Same error, unable to download or install anything. Called Google support this morning and was informed that this is a known issue that started yesterday morning with some accounts. It's on their end, so there's nothing that can be done to fix it from the user side. They're working on it and consider it a major outage, no ETA for a resolution.

    If you're having this issue, I'd recommend calling Google to make sure your account is on the list, but don't do anything to your phone, it won't resolve the issue.
    I created an account just to say thanks for the info, it's been doing my head in all day, i've tried everything, at least I now know it's an issue on Googles end.
    09-04-2014 04:48 PM
  7. t3rabyte's Avatar
    Yes, much appreciated. Good thing I sorted the Google search results by date and found your posting

    Thank you.
    09-04-2014 08:03 PM
  8. consumersauto's Avatar
    I'm in the same boat, although Google just said they would check into it and email me back. I noticed when I log in to the play store in a browser it won't show my apps there either. I did a full reset as well. Hope they get on it.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    09-04-2014 08:26 PM
  9. batpot's Avatar
    Does anybody know how I can update play services? i rolled it back stupidly, and now lots of apps are effed up.
    tried a browser and it never installs.

    btw, having this issue on a rooted galaxy s4.
    09-04-2014 08:47 PM
  10. BamDiggity's Avatar
    All app downloads are broken for certain accounts. Once they resolve the issue, your app update will be able to complete. To get around this for now I removed the account with the problem from my device and I was able to update the app again using another google account. Then I added my other account back to my device. This should do the trick for you but your mileage may vary.
    09-04-2014 11:04 PM
  11. batpot's Avatar
    I wiped, and started new....now I'm missing apps like Voice, and like OP, still no workie.

    But...I used another google acct, and I can dl again.
    I swear I tried that before the wipe and it didn't work; wish I hadn't lost everything...ah well.
    09-04-2014 11:33 PM
  12. katzora's Avatar
    Gosh - I'm so glad I'm not the only one ... I completely freaked out yesterday - reset my main tablet half a dozen times (almost useless now w/o any of my main apps), only then tried out my other Android devices and finally play.google.com - only to find out it doens't work at all anymore.

    Google's European helpdesk in Ireland wasn't utterly helpful but at least they called back and later sent an email that they look into it ...

    Hope this doesn't last too long ...
    09-05-2014 01:47 AM
  13. Haste75's Avatar
    Thanks OP, I'm having this issue too.

    I dont want to wipe my device, but I have cleared all the data from playstore and add/removed my goolge account. It's still not working. I am using the HTC ONe if that helps.

    There's a lot of fixes out there but they are for a differnt error code - no one else seems to have RPC:S-7, its all RPC:S-5.
    09-05-2014 05:14 AM
  14. BeLikeWata's Avatar
    I'm going through the exact same thing with my HTC M8. Cleared App settings, removed accounts, Factory reset, Hard Factory Reset. None worked. Problem seems to be linked to the google account you use. If I log in with an alternate google account, I'm able to install/update apps. But if I use my main google account, I will get the titled error message. Even after restoring from a cloud backup, the previously purchased apps don't recognize you had already paid (since I assume the app can't verify with the google services).

    This is hell....
    09-05-2014 05:19 AM
  15. BamDiggity's Avatar
    Does anyone actually read previous posts before posting? This is a problem on the server side at google. All the posts about clearing the cache aren't going to help you. If you wiped the device before getting to this page, then use another google account to login and download/update the necessary apps until they have resolved the issue.
    09-05-2014 06:28 AM
  16. dennybacon801's Avatar
    I've been having this issue for longer than a week. I tried all the standard solutions but nothing.
    Can you give me Google's contact number please?
    Thanks
    09-05-2014 07:29 AM
  17. tonywattsedu's Avatar
    Please, nobody full wipe just yet. It is a known issue that is currently being escalated and analyzed as quickly as possible. Tickets are being filed left and right and is a much different issue than anything you see online prior to August 2014. Remember that if you wipe the phone, once you add your account on startup you will not be able to install all the apps you would normally install because it cannot access your Google account to sync the Store via Services. Just hold tight and know that the guys are on it. If you can contact Play customer support, please do so and have them file a ticket. The more tickets the more resources and focus. It has been happening to me since 8/30 and I have contacted people through standard Play customer support and also internal Google Play support and filed tickets and bug reports for both.
    09-05-2014 09:06 AM
  18. chris.moses's Avatar
    Google lists this now on their service outage page, but no updates yet.
    https://support.google.com/googlepla.../1319135?hl=en

    Again, NOTHING YOU DO ON YOUR DEVICE WILL FIX THIS, IT IS SERVER SIDE AT GOOGLE.
    09-05-2014 09:57 AM
  19. batpot's Avatar
    One thread I found suggested fixing expired CC in Wallet...wasn't my problem, but I messed around there anyway, and deleted a card.

    This is troubling because it's been days w/out resolution, and only affects certain users.
    There must be something we have in common...

    The tech that contacted me said it's a known issue with a number of users, and they're working on it, but I couldn't help but notice it seemed to be nothing but lip service when he asked me download some bug report app from the store...DUH.
    09-05-2014 01:54 PM
  20. chris.moses's Avatar
    Update, I was just able to install several apps. Might be worth checking on your services. I'm not sure it knows which apps I've purchased though.
    09-05-2014 05:28 PM
  21. batpot's Avatar
    working for me, too...baby steps.
    09-05-2014 05:58 PM
  22. BamDiggity's Avatar
    I can confirm everything is working correctly now, including all of my paid apps. I repeat, everything is now working and the paid apps also show up correctly.
    09-05-2014 07:05 PM
  23. batpot's Avatar
    Almost there for me...still wants me to re-pay for paid apps.
    Also, apps that I installed under another acct show up only in my "all" apps list, and not the installed list.

    they're getting there...hopefully will be all the way done soon.
    09-05-2014 07:06 PM
  24. chris.moses's Avatar
    I did a full reboot and it recognized my paid apps.
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    09-05-2014 07:44 PM
  25. katzora's Avatar
    I did a full reboot and it recognized my paid apps.
    Same here - I did a reboot and things are back to normal! *sighofrelief* Hope you all are good again as well!
    09-06-2014 03:13 AM
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