1. stealthdroid's Avatar
    I recently downgraded my Droid from Froyo 2.2 back to stock 2.0.1 and then back to 2.1 standard. Now the stock News and Weather app/widget is not working and I can't figure out why. I have cleared the cache already so it isn't that. The widget says "Sorry, unable to connect. Please try Later" with a "Retry now" button. That doesn't work either. The News and Weather application does open but seconds later says "Sorry, network error. Please try later."

    There are a couple older threads out there relating to this problem but they have been abandoned without solution. Please help!
    06-16-2010 06:05 PM
  2. terpitude71's Avatar
    might simply be a problem on google's end right now.
    06-16-2010 07:17 PM
  3. kerbero9's Avatar
    I am having the exact same issue... I deleted the widget to move some stuff around, recreated it and thats when i started having the problem.
    06-16-2010 07:19 PM
  4. kwright817's Avatar
    Now I can't delete it from my home screen. Any other method other than the tap, hold and drag?
    06-16-2010 08:11 PM
  5. WAM's Avatar
    have you tried rebooting? idk
    06-16-2010 08:43 PM
  6. kwright817's Avatar
    have you tried rebooting? idk
    Yes/ I was finally able to remove it by aligning the left edge of the widget with the trash can. Thanks.
    06-16-2010 10:45 PM
  7. anon(19981)'s Avatar
    I have not had it work since yesterday afternoon. I am glad to see its not just me.
    06-17-2010 05:58 AM
  8. tender's Avatar
    I have the same problem also. Must be a system wide outage.
    06-17-2010 06:43 AM
  9. stealthdroid's Avatar
    It's a new day and my News and Weather still doesn't work as explained in the first post. I cant believe over 300 people have seen this thread and still nobody has an answer. Even though it isn't critical, the frustratrion is mounting.
    06-17-2010 11:14 AM
  10. pstinger's Avatar
    Have you tried a factory wipe?
    06-17-2010 11:23 AM
  11. stealthdroid's Avatar
    Have you tried a factory wipe?
    Yeah I'm pretty sure that by going from Froyo 2.2 to stock 2.0.1 and reflashing my phone with RSD Lite does a complete factory wipe. I did have to reactivate the phone and set all my accounts up over again as if I pulled it out of the box for the first time.
    06-17-2010 12:23 PM
  12. AlwaysAnxious's Avatar
    I have nothing of value to add, but wanted to just post that I am also having this same issue.
    06-17-2010 01:42 PM
  13. MisterEich's Avatar
    This looks like the answer to our problems. Check the top post. PalmarySoft.com - Best Software for Palm OS, Windows Mobile and Android
    06-17-2010 06:38 PM
  14. shley00's Avatar
    Mine has not worked for 2 days either. News will not update even with a manual refresh
    06-17-2010 09:17 PM
  15. DeeMat's Avatar
    Mine had stopped working but seems to be fine now.
    06-17-2010 09:53 PM
  16. pstinger's Avatar
    Mine seems to be working, it just won't pull the weather.
    06-17-2010 10:22 PM
  17. AlwaysAnxious's Avatar
    Mine seems to be working, it just won't pull the weather.
    Likewise. News works, wheather doesnt. Step in the right direction I suppose.
    06-18-2010 06:27 AM
  18. DeeMat's Avatar
    My weather is back to functioning as of last night.
    06-18-2010 06:31 AM
  19. stealthdroid's Avatar
    Finally News and Weather works normally again as of this morning. It fixed itself apparently.
    06-18-2010 10:45 AM
  20. tdawgui's Avatar
    All is well within my world again... well... almost, just gotta get my swype going again.
    06-18-2010 10:53 AM
  21. BigOldBear's Avatar
    Had the same problem. I decided to "dump" it, as there are better apps on the market, (also free).
    06-19-2010 02:31 PM