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  1. lunytnz's Avatar
    I just bought a new Galaxy S3 Mini and connected to my existing Google account, which seemed to work, but I can't get to the Play Store and I can't get to my GMail account, either... it just spins and spins and finally says "Cannot connect with Google servers (try again later)". I've tried 3 times over the past 2 days, but it's always the same. I can get to my GMail on the web using the browser on the Mini, so I have the right username and password. I even tried removing the account and adding it again, but run into the same roadblock.

    Any ideas on how to get my new phone to connect to Google? Without a connection to the store, the phone is not very useful for apps and e-mail.
    03-02-2014 12:43 AM
  2. lunytnz's Avatar
    After continued searches in forums, I found that the problem seems to be 2-step verification. If you sign in on the web and turn 2-step verification OFF (under Security), then remove and re-add the Account on the phone, it will work. I was able to get to my GMail and to the Play Store. I then thought it would be a good idea to turn 2-step verification back on, but then I couldn't get to the Play Store again... got the "Couldn't sign in... there was a problem communicating with the Google servers. Try again later." message.

    I looked into adding an app-specific password, but it doesn't seem like should have to do that. I guess, for now, no more 2-step verification!
    Amanda Dupuis and usman ullah like this.
    03-02-2014 01:22 AM
  3. Amanda Dupuis's Avatar
    I would like to say "HALLELUJAH!!! (and) PRAISE THE LORD!!!" for your post!!! I've been searching for 2 days as to WHY in the world I was having this stupid trouble and could find nothing!!! And then this post had the answer and it worked! Thank God for finding answers! And thank you for posting them!!!
    WHISPERINGWEMPE likes this.
    03-02-2014 11:40 PM
  4. Brutus2002's Avatar
    Thank you for posting this. I felt like I was about to lose my mind after so many searches to find out why gmail had completely stopped syncing on my Samsung Galaxy S3 2 days ago. Had no idea it was from having turned on 2FA in google acct settings ... unexpected on an android device.

    I didn't have to delete / re-set up my gmail acct. About 10 minutes after disabling 2FA, powering off phone, & then restarting it, new emails were coming in on their own.
    Nai Inairolg likes this.
    09-05-2014 11:15 PM
  5. M_ossey's Avatar
    Sorry for the necropost but found this and it was useful.

    Indeed 2-step verification did cause this problem for me on a droid phone 4.4.4, but, you do not need to remove 2-step in order to access this on your phone. Google will provide(at your request) 'App Passwords' specifically for this. So, you just sign in using your email and the Google-provided app password.

    support.google.com/accounts/answer/185833
    GSDer likes this.
    10-23-2014 02:15 AM
  6. Zi Ju's Avatar
    I had the same problem on a Galaxy SIII Mini. After hours with tech support, they had me do a Factory Reset, and that solved the problem immediately! They told me that if somehow you do not register correctly the first time ( I think I skipped creating a Google account) then this problem might occur. So, save all your info and do a Factory Reset, then login to your Google account when asked during the initial setup.
    12-02-2014 07:59 AM
  7. Lucky Banda's Avatar
    good day

    simply go to play store, search google+ and update the application
    01-07-2015 02:08 AM
  8. Fahim_007's Avatar
    try connecting to vpn then sign in to google plus
    03-30-2015 04:40 AM
  9. Ibish Veseli's Avatar
    hey people sorry for my bad english
    this problem is because your android is rooted
    if you want to fix this problem for play store go from website in phone to install play store.apk and this problem is fixed if not work write to me i can fix this problem
    Bye from republic of kosova
    04-02-2015 10:45 AM
  10. Carsten Volz's Avatar
    I have a Samsung Galaxy SIII SGH-I747 and it was rooted. I uninstalled the root correctly, my 2-step verification is already off, and reset my phone. I can't use the Play Store in browser becausemy browser is "outdated" according to google. But I can't download Google Chrome either.
    04-07-2015 12:50 PM
  11. Harm Enguana's Avatar
    hey.. i have htc desire 620g dual sim.. rooted with king user.. and yep cant connect to playstorre.. can you teach me how to fix this problem?
    04-13-2015 05:45 AM
  12. MsDemit3's Avatar
    I have a rooted Galaxy Note 3 running the Note 4 system. I can not connect to my google accounts on this phone. The playstore does not recognize the phone, it only shows my other devices when logging into playstore.
    05-05-2015 06:54 PM
  13. MsDemit3's Avatar
    hey people sorry for my bad english
    this problem is because your android is rooted
    if you want to fix this problem for play store go from website in phone to install play store.apk and this problem is fixed if not work write to me i can fix this problem
    Bye from republic of kosova
    I attempted this, however, that didnt do anything from what I can tell. I still get the same message.
    05-05-2015 06:56 PM
  14. hayden wade's Avatar
    hey buddy you have good English. i haven't been able to communicate with google servers ever since i updated my software to lollipop 5.0.1 and now i have 5.1. my phone is a LG G3. it was rooted but i factory reset it but i don't know if that unroots it.
    05-19-2015 10:35 PM
  15. Janu Jan's Avatar
    i haven't been able to communicate with google servers ever since i updated my software to lollipop 5.0.1 and now i have 5.1. my phone is a LG G3. it was rooted but i factory reset it but i don't know if that unroots it.
    06-17-2015 05:00 PM
  16. TChatary's Avatar
    I cannot Remove Account on my phone even to start to remedy the google/gmail problem.
    07-07-2015 03:52 PM
  17. Treeah's Avatar
    I attempted this, however, that didnt do anything from what I can tell. I still get the same message.
    I bought a galaxy s5. I am unable to use it....it is not rooted and says, unable to establish a Google connection
    08-20-2015 03:24 PM
  18. joel serrao's Avatar
    I have a Samsung Galaxy SIII SGH-I747 and it was rooted. I uninstalled the root correctly, my 2-step verification is already off, and reset my phone. I can't use the Play Store in browser becausemy browser is "outdated" according to google. But I can't download Google Chrome either.
    Just download the latest apk of Google Chrome
    and install it
    09-24-2015 09:47 PM
  19. clavel21's Avatar
    I just bought a new phone SONY P8.I want to download apps but i couldn't because i can't connect to google server even if i entered my email and password correctly.Please help me.
    02-11-2016 09:24 PM
  20. RV11's Avatar
    I found a workaround. No need to disable 2FA and no need to remove/re-add google account. This was tested/done on a never-rooted phone.

    1) Open mobile standard browser
    2) Go to google.com
    3) Click top-right and sign in to your 2FA protected google account
    4) Enter 2FA authentication (I use Google Authenticater on another phone)
    5) Go back to the Android page where you had to signin to Google (usually a swipe down and then exclamation mark triangle tap)
    6) Sign in. This time you will get a different error, it will say you need to web-signin. Click next or whatever is "next" on that page.
    7) Sign in to Google via web page presented (looks to be framed browser)
    8) All works fine now.

    No warranties. Information provided "as is" with no guarantees. Though I personally saw no risk with it, do at your own risk.
    03-01-2016 02:51 PM
  21. thrlskr's Avatar
    I had a similar problem setting up my S7. After resetting several times and using all the other advice on disabling and restarting google services.

    Here is another solution:

    1) Log onto Google on your computer. Turn on two step verification to be texed to your phone.
    2) Go back to the phone, select Google Services and attempt to log in
    3) It should say log onto Google using your phone browser
    4) Google will ask for your verification code (which will be sent to your phone)
    5) Voila . . . then you can set up phone with Google and add accounts!
    05-31-2016 08:31 PM
  22. BadKharma71's Avatar
    Dont mean to rain on anyones parade but this DOES NOT WORK! Trust 4 days and still cant use my phone. Deleted my account and made a new one just a bit ago and still a no go. My phone will not connect to my laptop via USB cable with Debugging on. Have done Hard Resets, reset the eMMC, wiped everything out and still getting the same message Cant Connect to servers. Triple checked the APN settings and the time/date everythings right and still nothing. I have tried anything and everything on the internet and nothing. I say this doesnt work because there is no way to remove the account from the phone. Ive tried, unless you have some super secret back way into the phone. I go to Settings, Accounts, Google and it starts searching and bam same ol message. So how do you remove and re-add something that is not there? If you can show proof with pics or a video then so be it. Other then that I am at a loss of what else to do.

    Phone is a BLU Studio 6.0 HD not the LTE version
    D651u
    Android Version 5.0.2
    Kernel 3.10.54
    08-28-2016 01:46 PM
  23. Noctis Fusion's Avatar
    After continued searches in forums, I found that the problem seems to be 2-step verification. If you sign in on the web and turn 2-step verification OFF (under Security), then remove and re-add the Account on the phone, it will work. I was able to get to my GMail and to the Play Store. I then thought it would be a good idea to turn 2-step verification back on, but then I couldn't get to the Play Store again... got the "Couldn't sign in... there was a problem communicating with the Google servers. Try again later." message.

    I looked into adding an app-specific password, but it doesn't seem like should have to do that. I guess, for now, no more 2-step verification!
    It seems I have this problem but it's before I even try to sign in. So 2 step authentication couldn't be a solution for me.
    09-05-2016 05:19 PM
  24. Masharma2004's Avatar
    Firstly download es file explorer then go to tools on root explorer then go to local and then system and go to etc and then hosts click on text and then es note editor and erase all and type 127.0.0.1 local host and save it and it is working bye
    10-13-2016 04:48 AM
  25. PATRICIA FULLER's Avatar
    I have a sony experien phone but my MSN email is not working says cannot connect to server how can I fix this thank you
    10-17-2016 12:19 PM
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