Android: Can’t establish a reliable data connection to the server

   Posted by David Kirk in Android

If you continue to have problems setting up your Google account on your Android device, this will solve your problem. This is a frequent problem experienced by users of the Google Nexus One phone.


If you did not setup your google account when you first boot up your phone, you will repeatedly get this error.

To solve this problem, do the following…

1. Hard reset your phone. You will lose all information that is currently on your phone when you do this.

Select Settings -> Security -> Factory Data Reset

2. Once the phone reboots, input your google account information when the phone asks for it.

3. If you are still having problems, you can try the YouTube Connection Trick:

a. Add YouTube app and login with gmail account
b. Go into Gmail App and add account if needed.
c. Sign into Gmail account wither username and password
d. Go through login process

If you are still having problems, check out some of the additonal fixes in our wonderful comments below.

 

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490 Responses to “Android: Can’t establish a reliable data connection to the server”

  1. January 19, 2010 at 12:21 am, a said:

    Do not reset the phone! Just restart the phone without the SIM card, and connect to some WiFi network, so you can login to your Google Account. It will log you into the account, and then you can put the SIM card back.

    Reply

    • June 06, 2010 at 7:50 pm, Grant said:

      Finally! A lateral thinker. Thanks for a well thought out solution.

      Reply

      • May 19, 2012 at 6:43 am, mohamad nazri said:

        my phone cannot connect to the google server,….what the solution that i can do???

        Reply

      • July 12, 2012 at 9:56 am, LAXMI NARAYAN said:

        THANKS A LOT

        FACTORY RESET REALLY WORKS

        WITHOUT DELETING CONTACTS

        WOW….

        THANK YOU

        Reply

        • January 15, 2013 at 7:19 pm, Khurram Uzair said:

          how it reset with outdeleting contacts …………?

          Reply

        • January 15, 2013 at 7:22 pm, Khurram Uzair said:

          i have to do this already and sign in through google play store even gmail app it still there ……… not solve tell me how it solve

          Reply

    • June 07, 2010 at 6:49 am, Ernie said:

      Removing the SIM had zero effect for me. Had to do the factory reset on my Samsung Spica. There seems to be one other alternative which involves deleting some files in /data/data, but I didn’t feel like going through the vaguely described rooting process that is required to do that.

      Reply

    • October 23, 2010 at 11:33 am, Subinjose78 said:

      Excellent ! Worked for my new galaxy S today. All other sites I visited were suggesting factory reset. Thank you for saving me the trouble – Subin, Bangalore

      Reply

    • October 30, 2010 at 3:31 pm, Tony Lapham said:

      Well I might be late in the phone game but I had this same issue and after removing the ATT chip and resetting my sgh0897 I was able to get into the google account and then the android market with no problems thanks for the post Ive been working for two weeks to get this, This way was much easier

      Reply

      • June 02, 2013 at 11:45 am, jack said:

        > how do you do that?

        Reply

    • January 28, 2011 at 10:12 pm, Explorerdave said:

      Had the same problem with my LG 540, put it into airplane mode, logged into youtube with gmail account, waited 2 mins, and account was in the phone – perfect. —- how does this work.??????????…

      Reply

      • March 28, 2011 at 8:03 pm, Boksmedtingi said:

        Can’t believe it, but the YouTube sollution worked. Even for a Google Apps account on SE x10 mini. Thanks!

        Reply

      • May 07, 2011 at 3:15 pm, shik saur said:

        it worked for me too….gr8 help dear!!!!
        (I had Samsung GalaxyS-I9000)

        Reply

        • December 19, 2013 at 2:27 am, rizwan said:

          how it works for you i also have GTI9100 have google server connection problem even wifi is connected>

          Reply

      • May 27, 2011 at 7:03 pm, Rodrigo Carneiro said:

        YouTube login works fine for my Motorola Milestone 2

        Reply

      • June 02, 2011 at 9:49 am, Matthew said:

        OMG ive been struggling with this for a while, i dont know why i didnt think of this. THANKS x 9999999 for the tip !!! Good karma to you

        Reply

      • June 05, 2012 at 2:21 pm, TheFeuch said:

        This worked for me too, great solution, thanks.>

        Reply

    • March 22, 2011 at 7:10 am, Adrian said:

      The YouTube login with gmail address worked for me.

      Reply

    • April 04, 2011 at 1:21 pm, Huss_9250 said:

      how come i cannot do it at my sony xperia x10 mini pro.????can u explain to me??

      Reply

    • April 25, 2012 at 8:54 pm, tallstew said:

      > thank you this worked for my samsung captivate

      Reply

    • April 28, 2012 at 4:40 am, Maia said:

      > Dear A -OMGOSH to the person who said just make the account without the sim card.!!! you are amazing IT WORKED!! thank u thank u thank, i tried everything else that the other people had said and nothing worked! thank u thank u!!! (:

      Reply

    • May 13, 2012 at 10:39 am, Andy said:

      Need your help pls. My Galaxy Nexus cannot connect to Google apps (Gmail, Maps, Play store) via Wifi, but it works with network data, somehow. I tried many times, still couldn’t work. Any tips? Thanks in advance.

      Reply

    • June 04, 2012 at 4:34 pm, Kayla said:

      Restarting my phone without the SIM card worked!! Only difference is I did not connect to wifi before trying gmail. >

      Reply

      • December 24, 2012 at 11:45 am, sofia said:

        Dear, I have gone through all of it and it doesn’t work. I am using a sumsung galaxy mini GT s5570.ANDROID 2.2.1 I have tried by hard reset, adding Google account without SIM, Youtube trick.
        additional idea ?
        Thanks.

        Reply

    • June 27, 2012 at 6:50 am, Kunal said:

      > I m also facing the same problem in my Xperia X10…i tried d same thing but my Youtube account also facing same problem… its continueously showing “Authenticating”… do i need to sign in youtube by my gmail account or need to create New one?? plz help,,,,

      Reply

      • January 08, 2013 at 9:37 am, Adri said:

        Log in to youtube account using your gmail address, it worked for me
        >

        Reply

        • March 29, 2013 at 7:26 am, hariom said:

          But how then , tell me>

          Reply

    • July 11, 2012 at 11:08 am, Tony Almeida said:

      > Hi there David,
      I’m new comer here! I really need some help concerning my Cell-phone Genesis SK-150, I’ve been trying to Sync it to my Google account and I’ve been fustrated, even thought of selling it.
      Please Help me and I appreciate.

      Regards

      Tony Almeida

      Reply

    • August 09, 2012 at 8:12 pm, aileen said:

      > brill it works thank you x

      Reply

    • September 24, 2012 at 4:21 pm, sam said:

      hello i have a same error cant establish a reliable data connection wid my xperia arc s.. please tell me how can i resolve my problem.. i have a google account.. but i cant set up in my android market..

      Reply

      • September 29, 2012 at 10:08 am, adee said:

        did your problem solved????

        Reply

        • October 13, 2012 at 7:07 am, emad khan said:

          unable to connect it after the reset
          model is sony xperia p
          >

          Reply

    • September 27, 2012 at 6:40 am, Adnan Amer said:

      Hi,
      I have a samsung sidekick 4g with android 2.2.1 froyo. i have done factory reset and everything as stated above but still got the same problem please help me what to do now. thanks >

      Reply

    • November 20, 2012 at 12:36 am, jm said:

      > i did the same. but still not able to add my google account. tried so many ways but still gets the same error message. any other optons maybe?. TY

      Reply

    • November 28, 2012 at 8:46 am, anddy said:

      Hi iv got a GT-I5500 with the same iproblem. i cant log into my gmail account , meaning i cant download applications.

      ive done the remove card solution and it works , wooo im so happy

      thanks

      Reply

    • January 04, 2013 at 1:33 am, Geoff said:

      > HTC Hero…The sim-less power down method worked for me.

      Reply

    • January 23, 2013 at 4:16 pm, big mama said:

      thank you so much, please tell me why after being on the phonewith Verizon for 4 hours they couldnot tell me this???????/>

      Reply

    • October 25, 2013 at 7:53 am, haque said:

      i m having this problem on my xperia x10i….. do u have any solutoin for this problem??

      Reply

    • November 06, 2013 at 11:11 pm, mtaur said:

      This worked! I had just done a factory reset to solve another problem, and I was getting the “Can’t establish a reliable connection to the server” error message. I was getting a bit frustrated and was about to do another factory reset when I saw your post and decided to try it. Glad I did. Thanks for you post.

      Reply

    • November 20, 2013 at 5:21 pm, Andrew DDsd said:

      THANK YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Reply

    • December 04, 2013 at 3:56 pm, Paul said:

      > Worked like a charm! Thanks!

      Reply

    • December 22, 2013 at 12:18 pm, Sam said:

      Thanks a lot brother

      Reply

    • March 10, 2014 at 4:00 am, macario said:

      > thank you. it’s worked mate

      Reply

    • April 14, 2014 at 11:56 pm, sumukh said:

      >Dude ..it wprked for me too
      Thanks

      Reply

  2. June 03, 2010 at 1:04 pm, pete said:

    Thanks. T-mobile UK unable to help me with this problem on a samsung galaxy. A factory reset did the trick!

    Reply

  3. July 09, 2010 at 2:34 pm, Roko2010 said:

    Had the problem with accessing/setting up Google Account.

    1. MENU -> SETTINGS -> Accounts & sync -> BACKGROUND DATA (TICK!)
    2. MENU -> SETTINGS -> Accounts & sync -> Add account -> Google -> create or log in

    works now – not sure if Background data had anything to do with it… Please try and confirm if works for you too…. if not, sorry for wasting your time :)

    r.

    Reply

    • August 16, 2010 at 12:45 pm, Scudz said:

      This works, apparently Google Apps needs the Background Data turned on to work.

      Reply

      • May 09, 2011 at 10:15 am, Melissang89 said:

        ya, it works for me too… Thanks… Roko

        Reply

    • December 08, 2010 at 2:24 pm, Guest said:

      thx, it works for me..
      cause it works, i don’t need to factory reset as htc suggest to do

      Reply

    • December 18, 2010 at 12:45 pm, Tamasioan64 said:

      This worked for me. Thanks, A+

      Reply

    • January 10, 2011 at 10:55 am, Raka said:

      Thanks Roko it worked for me. What I did
      MENU -> SETTINGS -> Accounts & sync -> BACKGROUND DATA (TICK!)
      restart the phone and then tried to login Android market and it worked.
      Thanks for ur help !!!!!

      Reply

      • July 11, 2012 at 11:22 am, Tony Almeida said:

        > Can anyone help me with my Genesis SK 150? I’ve tried, but no way to sync to google!!

        Reply

      • February 26, 2013 at 7:46 pm, hotshot309 said:

        What worked on my new Samsung Galaxy Player 3.6: Turn on background data, as mentioned, clear data on all of Google’s apps on the phone (go to Settings > Applications > All and choose each Google app and hit “Clear Data” on it–NOTE, you will lose application data if there is any on your device!), turn the player off and back on, log into your Google account via Settings > Accounts and Sync. If it tells you your username and password don’t match, you might have Google 2-Step Verification turned on. If so, go into “Security” on your Google account and manually generate an application-specific password and enter that, or use another option recommended by Google in their documentation, if you have a newer/fancier device.

        Reply

    • February 10, 2011 at 11:18 am, Asifsajjad786 said:

      Very well man :)

      Reply

    • February 26, 2011 at 8:58 pm, Actnowuato said:

      this worked. the market needs background data to be enabled in order to work. thanx alot man

      Reply

    • March 09, 2011 at 6:38 am, X10minipro said:

      Yes! This works for me too!
      (Sony Ericsson X10 mini pro, Android upgraded to 2.1)

      So, the main trick is to enable “Background data”, and you can create Google Account, connect to Google Android market e t.c.

      Thanks for solution!

      Reply

    • May 20, 2011 at 11:19 pm, Andyda32 said:

       awesome Thank you Roko x

      Reply

    • April 18, 2012 at 11:22 am, Sur said:

      >Hi….
      Thank you very much… it worked for me…

      Reply

    • April 19, 2012 at 6:24 am, logan said:

      > Can’t establish a reliable data connection to the server. This could be a temporary problem or your phone may npt be provisioned for data services. If it continues contact customer care.
      Zte score please help text 4356310732

      Reply

      • June 26, 2012 at 6:40 pm, Maame said:

        > I am having this same problem ie can’t establish a reliable network con

        Reply

    • April 23, 2012 at 12:56 am, Lachel said:

      You are not wasting anyone’s time..Great solution, thankss..

      Reply

    • May 10, 2012 at 9:10 pm, Baris said:

      > Definitely works this does! I had been trying for ages and it worked immediately after turning ‘background data’ on.

      Reply

    • May 17, 2012 at 7:05 am, khawar said:

      > thanks it works god bless u

      Reply

    • May 24, 2012 at 4:39 pm, drshibs said:

      > thanx thanx thanx, that did it for me in xperia ray !

      Reply

    • May 29, 2012 at 4:04 pm, John said:

      Yup, I removed sim card and enabled background data… Now everything works fine!

      Reply

    • June 02, 2012 at 4:38 am, Rishiray23 said:

      > Thnx buddy X999999999999999999999

      Reply

    • June 03, 2012 at 2:36 pm, Prasprab said:

      > Hey this trick worked for my sony live with walkman cell phone…The cust care ppl recommend using WiFi n trying to set up account but the background tick did the work for me…

      Reply

    • June 08, 2012 at 2:41 am, Nyen said:

      > thanks!!! ive been trying to resolve this with my myphone ts1 android phone. this worked!!!!!!

      i love this site!!!

      thanks!!!

      Reply

    • June 27, 2012 at 8:01 pm, Alan said:

      > Thanks, ticking ‘background data’ worked (samsung galaxy)

      Reply

    • July 12, 2012 at 9:43 am, Paresh said:

      > Thanks a lot removing sim and ticking on the background data worked. other wise i had again do all the settings in my cell. thanks alot aging

      Reply

    • September 04, 2012 at 6:30 am, Frank said:

      > Thanks mate :) I was getting worried that none of the above worked for except for your tip…this worked for me. :)

      Reply

    • September 17, 2012 at 12:48 pm, rojell20 said:

      seriously?.. I wasted almost a day fixing this.. grrrrrr.. thanks a lot roko, very helpful.. :-)

      Reply

    • October 05, 2012 at 2:14 pm, sarah said:

      > checking background data worked for me!!

      Reply

      • June 27, 2013 at 3:28 am, lily ernida said:

        its work…just did factory reset on my friend phone-galaxy note.
        thanks friend

        Reply

    • December 11, 2012 at 3:15 am, betty said:

      YESSSSSSSSSSSSS
      THE ONLY THING THAT WORKED WITH MY LG OPTIMUS T
      THANK YOUUUUUUUUUUUUU

      Reply

    • December 15, 2012 at 8:00 am, Subir said:

      Thanks a lot brother..it worked for me..Even the hard reset/Factory reset was not working.

      Reply

    • January 02, 2013 at 4:32 pm, noran said:

      ALL THIS AND THAT>… UR COMMENT MADE SENSE TO ALL OF THE ABOVE

      Reply

    • January 13, 2013 at 11:52 am, Aleks said:

      > Very thanks! Confirm, the only method that help me

      Reply

    • January 21, 2013 at 11:50 am, Murali said:

      >Excellent. This trick works for me. Thank you. :)

      Reply

    • January 22, 2013 at 9:17 am, AD said:

      it does not work for me. T.T ive been finding a way all day just to solve it but all of those remedies i saw in this forum doesn’t help

      Reply

    • January 27, 2013 at 5:45 pm, Darryl said:

      did not work for me. :-( I dont know whatI am going to do. I do not want to get mobile service for this thing when all I only use it with wi-fi>

      Reply

    • March 08, 2013 at 2:49 pm, Mazhar said:

      > thank thanks thanks, all else failed, even factory reset failed…. background… worked

      Reply

    • December 09, 2013 at 5:38 am, Prateek said:

      God bless you mate..
      It worked for me.
      Thanks

      Reply

    • December 22, 2013 at 12:59 pm, arslan said:

      > sir i have q mobile noir A8 with this problem that my mobile does not connect with google account.i am using wifi for internet.i have tried all the methods of hard reset,you tube method etc but i cannot solve my problem

      Reply

      • December 24, 2013 at 6:34 am, billu said:

        > i also have q mobile noir a2 classic did u find any slution for this plz help me

        Reply

  4. August 05, 2010 at 5:43 pm, Darkdanian said:

    Did that. Did not work.

    Reply

  5. August 16, 2010 at 6:43 am, Omprakash said:

    factory reset step worked on Samssung galaxy s…..

    Reply

    • May 17, 2012 at 10:07 am, maricel said:

      did everything factory reset. data background on, remove simcard, and not working. What to do next?
      >

      Reply

      • May 23, 2012 at 11:53 am, Darshan said:

        >Well, I too had a similar issue. If u had recently changed your service provider(SIM). u ll face this issue. Call up your customer care, ask them to give you right APN(Access point name) settings for your mobile. Once they provide the right APN settings. It ll solve your issue.:)

        Reply

      • March 03, 2013 at 11:01 pm, darwich said:

        > did everything too! before throwing away my fone, i thought to flash the rom again…it totally worked

        Reply

        • December 17, 2013 at 2:40 am, Muhammad said:

          how you did this, please expalin the processs>

          Reply

          • February 06, 2014 at 8:55 am, Edwin said:

            Removed all the sim, Factory Data Reset. After switch on,Provide Google account info. Its get fix. (Am using Lenovo.) Thx. >

          • February 25, 2014 at 6:32 am, sumanth said:

            > am using SPICE Mi – m510 Mobile , android was not supporting for net connection
            when wi-fi availbale net was working , through sim card net was not working pls reslove the problem imm.

            could not sign in -”" you dont have a network connection , this could be a temporary problem or your andriod device mey not be provisioned for data sercixes try again when connected to a mobile network or connect to a wi-fi network ”

            te above msg was disappeard every time pls let me the know the solution with mail l

            thanx & Regds

            sumanth Neeloji
            sumanthneloji@gmail.com

          • March 16, 2014 at 3:25 am, urwa said:

            > i have a error establish a reliable data connection.this could be temporary problem or your phone may not be provisioned for data.it is continys contact customer care on xperia arc s.plz help me,how can i resolve my problem.i have a google account but i can not open this

  6. October 07, 2010 at 3:17 pm, Anonymous said:

    For anyone still experiencing this frustrating problem like I was (Samsung Epic), I found the solution.

    Basically if you also have a youtube account tied to the google account, you can add the account through the youtube app on your phone and then the account should also show up in the gmail accounts list. I think it’s crazy that the youtube app can accomplish this but the gmail app can’t but at least there’s a workaround.

    Reply

    • October 12, 2010 at 1:13 pm, Jack said:

      Great workaround. Still, would be nice if Google fixes the bug. Cheers!

      Reply

      • October 28, 2012 at 2:49 pm, Jane Simosh said:

        Google will not fix the bug, as there is no bug to fix. The Android platform itself is broken at its core, and this is just one of the symptoms.

        Reply

    • November 20, 2010 at 8:18 am, Nickelfixit said:

      Went to Apps, added YouTube to Desktop.
      Operned Gmail App
      Went to Accounts, Add account
      Input Gmail account Username & Password
      Signed in as per screens
      Waited two minutes, opened Gmail & BINGO! there it was!
      Sooo Easy (None of this Factory Reset malarky.
      Thanks Troikkonen et al.

      Reply

      • November 23, 2010 at 12:15 pm, Queenhoneydoll said:

        Worked great…after being on the phone with techs for hours, and refusing to reset my phone I am happy to find this fix…so darn easy!!
        Thanks a bunch Nickelfixit!!

        Reply

      • January 13, 2011 at 2:25 am, Caramell99 said:

        this process worked for me instantly also .no reset for me

        Reply

        • January 15, 2011 at 9:57 am, Bravecolt said:

          Motorola MOTOBlur fix Gmail

          1) if you use your Gmail address for the “Motoblur” account and want to use the same account as your everyday Gmail account ( which most people would ) you need to do this;
          2) Go to your Gmail account edit look for multiple sign in ( see below) and select “ ON – Use multiple Google Accounts in the same web browser.”
          3) This fixes the error message which is rejecting the (2nd sign on) to your everyday Gmail account because your “Motoblur” account needs to have dedicated access to the account so it is preventing you from setting up your Gmail account as an everyday email account

          Reply

      • January 29, 2011 at 7:45 pm, The Don said:

        Worked beautifully for my Epic. No ‘factory reset’ or messin’ with the sim card.
        U rock … thanks much!

        Reply

    • December 03, 2010 at 3:20 pm, swede said:

      Great, this worked for me too on my HTC Legend. Have searched for other workarounds than factoryreset for weeks, and this odd thing works, even though the login to Youtube fails.
      Thanks!!

      Reply

    • December 21, 2010 at 8:19 pm, Queenhoneydoll said:

      Thanks …it worked perfect and almost instantly!!

      Reply

    • January 28, 2011 at 8:17 pm, Tiffany said:

      This is perhaps the stupidest tech fix I have ever heard of, but who would have thought…it actually worked…

      I just logged into my YouTube app on my phone with the account I was trying to add, opened up my Gmail app, and it was in my accounts! Thank you!!!!!!

      Reply

      • February 04, 2011 at 10:25 pm, Beltwayboss said:

        Hey Tiffany, Your right it worked for my Cricket Android Ascend. sad day when we do our own tech support

        Reply

        • March 11, 2011 at 7:39 am, Specks said:

          This was completely awesome. Worked like a charm when everything short of a complete reset didn’t work. Genius!!!

          Reply

  7. October 16, 2010 at 12:31 pm, Tao said:

    Thanks for the hint, I’ve sorted my GalaxyS by.
    1. Log in Youtube, as account connected with my gmail
    2. Gmail, add account

    Now market is back:)

    Reply

    • November 03, 2010 at 4:14 am, Miakoda said:

      OH SWEET GODDESS, THANK YOU!!!! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, 1000 f-ing times, THANK YOU!!!!!!!

      We’re a multiple, thus several people, one body, one Droid. It was WAR with myself being the only one of us able to log in to my e-mail account!

      -Mia
      of the Klatch

      Reply

    • December 08, 2010 at 9:50 pm, Derek said:

      this worked for me. thank you. glad i didnt reboot my phone. i tried removing the sd card and that didnt work. this is the answer for me

      on a virgin mobile samsung intercept

      Reply

    • December 17, 2010 at 4:10 pm, Alessandro Dias said:

      THANKS MAN!! LOL!
      I didn’t want to reset it because I had my gmail app account already synchronized! I tried the youtube login via “youtube software” and after that added my personal gmail account and worked!!
      Samsgun Galaxy S
      Captivate
      Android 2.1

      Reply

      • January 03, 2011 at 3:35 pm, Namratharavi said:

        Hello All…..

        Can u please help me in setting up Google account in my Samsung Galaxy 551. whenever i try logging in, it says Cant establish reliable data:( plz can anyone help

        Reply

        • March 02, 2011 at 7:20 am, Nyeikaru said:

          This is also the same problem that I’m getting. I already went back to the shop where I bought my phone and they did the reset. RIght after this, I was able to sign-in using my account and even download an app (andoridify) since i was already running out of battery BUT after that I could not sign in anymore. I have tried removing my sim card. I have also tried removing the SD card. I have checked all possible settings and today I just reset it again, STILL no changes. The thing is, I can access my gmail account by using the google search. I can use the net and do some searches but still cannot sign into Facebook and other appplications where they require me to log-in using my google account (except for my gmail.) It’s really weird and I’m getting frustrated since the reason why I bought the phone was for the apps that I could download and install from the android market but I can’t access ANDROID market either since it also requires my google account!!!

          Reply

          • May 27, 2011 at 9:35 pm, lily said:

            absolutely same situation………..getting pissed off now.

          • September 28, 2012 at 7:00 am, adee said:

            same situation with me cant able to do anything…..>

    • April 03, 2011 at 5:22 pm, Angela Quintana said:

      THANK. YOU. TIMES INFINITY.
      ♥♥♥!.!.

      Reply

  8. October 18, 2010 at 2:37 am, saywhatttt said:

    thank you so much just got my transform used it for the same thing reset went directly to market signed in went perfect thanks a ton

    Reply

  9. October 21, 2010 at 6:30 am, Chandra said:

    After reading the posts and all the comments, I tried the following:
    1. linking with youtube a/c. although now the a/c showed up in settings
    2. restarting without SIM

    was about to try factory settings but then bro suggested to unmount sd card and try. Did unmount from settings and then the issue was gone. later inserted the sd card and tried. everything worked fine and still is.

    Reply

    • October 21, 2010 at 12:02 pm, David Kirk - Founder/Editor said:

      Thanks for sharing the information. It’s really appreciated.

      Reply

    • December 06, 2010 at 7:50 pm, sandeep said:

      signing in youtube worked !! cheers

      Reply

    • December 31, 2010 at 10:33 pm, And said:

      unmounting SD card helped! thx!

      Reply

  10. October 22, 2010 at 1:15 am, Duckhead_ said:

    Worked just fine for me!
    Right after the reboot i had it all solved in about 5 minutes!

    Thanks a lot!

    Reply

    • December 30, 2012 at 10:53 pm, pala said:

      I have an old unlocked (from at&t) Xperia X10. So if I factory reset the phone, will the phone get locked back again?

      Reply

  11. October 31, 2010 at 6:25 am, Cysnoure said:

    Thankyou Roko2010.Doing the following solved my logging in problem Samsung Galaxy S;

    1. MENU -> SETTINGS -> Accounts & sync -> BACKGROUND DATA (TICK!)
    2. MENU -> SETTINGS -> Accounts & sync -> Add account -> Google -> create or log inworks now –

    Thanks a lot for you help.

    Reply

  12. November 02, 2010 at 6:06 am, Wanlord said:

    I removed the SD card and logged in via Youtube and that FINALLY worked thank you!

    Reply

  13. November 03, 2010 at 2:16 pm, Netsysc said:

    If you have a Galaxy S here is what you can do.

    First power off your phone and remove your SIM card.

    Next, power up the phone.

    Go to ‘APPLICATIONS’ and click on ‘SETTINGS’.
    Click on ‘APPLICATIONS’, and then click ‘MANAGE APPLICATIONS’.

    This will list out all of the installed applications on your phone. Scroll down to ‘GMAIL STORAGE’ and click it.

    Under the ‘STORAGE’ section click the ‘CLEAR DATA’ button.
    Now click the ‘BACK ARROW’ on your phone to the ‘SETTINGS’ menu screen and now click the ‘ACCOUNTS & SYNC’.

    You should still have your original account information listed in the ‘MANAGE ACCOUNTS’ section. Click the account and select ‘SYNC CONTACTS’ and any other options you want. You’ll notice and spinning arrow reaching back out to the GMAIL servers to synchronize with your account.

    Good luck,

    Galaxy S Owner

    Reply

    • December 09, 2010 at 9:39 pm, Anonymous said:

      Got halfway through this, but “Gmail Storage” isn’t on my phone.

      Reply

  14. November 05, 2010 at 10:53 pm, Wonderingonjupiter said:

    I have a mytouch 3g can anyone help me!!!!!!

    Reply

  15. November 09, 2010 at 5:23 am, Ketan said:

    Hi everybody
    I was facing the same problem
    my internet was working but for other applications i was getting above message….
    earlier i had WAP service activated in my mobile… i opted for Paid GRPS service and the problem got solved…
    now i am able to use all applications on my Samsung Galaxy 3 GT-i5801

    Reply

  16. November 13, 2010 at 7:17 pm, Steve7" said:

    ok i tried pretty much everything on here after doing a hard reset and clear all data,nothing worked till i tried the log into youtube and that fixed everything weird way round but if it works it works.
    Samsung Galaxy S international 3 network uk 16gb model

    Reply

  17. November 19, 2010 at 7:09 am, Woodworxmusic said:

    I am very grateful for this post! It actually solved several other issues also after i updated my 1.6 to 2.1 using the KDZ update process… WIN WIN WIN

    Reply

  18. November 23, 2010 at 3:56 pm, Sit2pee said:

    i have tried everything…short of factory reset, which I refuse to do as it will take forever to re-load everything. Funny how the gmail app has none of these issues on Iphone or Blackberry. you would think that the Google App would work best on a GOOGLE phone.

    Reply

  19. November 24, 2010 at 5:21 am, Ashok said:

    Thanks a lot friends…. A big worry from my mind has been fixed on seeing this posts. The hard reset worked for me.

    Ashok … .using Galaxy 3 i5801

    Reply

  20. December 01, 2010 at 11:48 am, Karthickclean said:

    hi all,
    i have bought samsung galaxy 3….
    i have a wi fi connection in my workplace, but i am unable to run the
    setup of gtalk, gmail,youtube. almost all the apps are not opening,,,it tells
    cant establish connection to the server..
    can anyone help me please

    Reply

  21. December 03, 2010 at 4:49 am, Sanjoybose said:

    have tried it it with my Samsung Galaxy S in India. Even without the Vodafone Sim after rebooting or restarting the phone it didint work… I had to do a factory reset without the SIM inside… The option is Setting > Private > Reset Factory Setting. DO remember if you have set the Mobile tracker then you need to disable that – for that you have to enter the password that you have given for Mobile tracker…

    Reply

  22. December 09, 2010 at 1:15 pm, Robert said:

    Fantastic site. Wish I found this sooner – it took me about 6 hours to get the calendar app finally loaded on motorola Defy phone via google accounts. In the end I had to go the factory reset route but had already saved a bunch of data to the blur page so it wasnt so bad…..why cant google make it easy to load a google app to a googgle phone???!

    Reply

  23. December 12, 2010 at 7:46 am, Jsl Pune said:

    Removing sim did not work on my LG Optimus One P500. However, hard-reset worked fine. Even LG Service people in Pune, India were not aware of tis. Thanks a lot

    Reply

    • March 21, 2011 at 9:08 am, Ian_sals said:

      Hi Jsl,
      I too have an LG Optimus P500 and currently am unable to use any of the apps although the browser works fine. I have even tried resetting my phone but I still get the above message. Please let me know how you resolved this issue. Thanks in advance.

      Reply

  24. December 13, 2010 at 4:14 pm, nickwhite said:

    Like Tao said above, all you need to do is open up the Youtube application, press menu and login to youtube. Once you successfully login to Youtube, Andriod will allow you to add the Gmail account to the phone.

    Reply

  25. December 25, 2010 at 11:03 am, Shishir_raipur said:

    hii buddiiess

    the solution is as small as the prob is bigger

    remember u hav to just sign in with u tube USING UR GMAIL ID

    write down us WHOLE GMALE AADDRESS while signing in in u tube

    nd thats all

    u hav been connected

    gudluck

    Reply

  26. December 31, 2010 at 3:01 am, Kay said:

    HTC wildfire: have done:
    spoken to Telstra – cant help
    spoken to HTC (for 2 hours or more) – cant help
    tried – resetting
    tried – you tube solution
    tried – unmounting sd card solution
    tried – starting without sim solution
    STILL doesnt work – remind me again what I am paying for?

    Reply

    • September 20, 2012 at 4:33 pm, belal said:

      Same problem :(

      Reply

    • September 26, 2012 at 4:44 am, tinan said:

      >m using HTC wildfire n m nt able to communicate

      Reply

  27. January 04, 2011 at 2:36 pm, Namratharavi said:

    Hello All, Can u please help :( n in setting up Google account in my Samsung Galaxy 551. whenever i try logging in, it says Cant establish reliable data:( plz can anyone help

    Reply

    • January 10, 2011 at 10:57 am, Raka said:

      Try this
      MENU -> SETTINGS -> Accounts & sync -> BACKGROUND DATA (TICK!)
      restart the phone and then tried to login Android market and it worked for me :)

      Reply

    • February 14, 2011 at 10:56 am, Mannan4net said:

      hi did you got the fix for galaxy 551 adding account?

      Reply

      • March 24, 2011 at 3:33 am, Jayparikh El said:

        Same problem,Can u please help , setting up Google account in my Samsung Galaxy 551. whenever i try logging in, it says Cant establish reliable data:

        Reply

  28. January 05, 2011 at 12:26 am, New Tricks said:

    The YouTube route worked for me, but I had create a YouTube account, then sign into it using my Gmail account. Just like Shishir says. All other fixes didn’t work at all. I’m on a Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 updated to Android 2.1.

    Reply

  29. January 27, 2011 at 11:59 am, Purity 666 said:

    i hate this bulls*it. i have tried everything and nothign has worked.!! wtf..

    Reply

  30. January 28, 2011 at 10:55 am, Rubaina A said:

    Removing the SIM card from my samsung galaxy 3 GT i580 didn’t work. I then logged into my youtube account and it worked.

    Reply

  31. February 06, 2011 at 3:37 pm, brew said:

    As Tao mentioned:
    1. Log in Youtube using gmail account which you would like to add.
    2. Go to Gmail app and add that same account.

    Worked fine for me! Thank goodness there was no need to reset the phone!!! :D

    Reply

  32. February 15, 2011 at 11:39 pm, Pprey said:

    I had the same problem with an A81E after flashing new ROM. Tried reset, re flashing with original, no joy. Then I turned off the WEWP encryption and hey presto the account registered.

    Reply

  33. February 27, 2011 at 1:02 am, AmyD said:

    Followed the directions for reset and now I can FINALLY link my Google acct to my Intercept. THANK YOU!

    Reply

  34. February 28, 2011 at 11:33 am, Pratiksh Parikh said:

    tried to login thru you tube – does not wrk – network error.
    tried to login thru gmail & thru gtalk – reliable network prob……
    donno wat to do……tried removin da sim & sd card.

    Reply

  35. March 03, 2011 at 1:06 pm, Pratiksh Parikh said:

    wen i try to login thru youtube i get dis error – there was network error….i can access all other sites though.

    Reply

  36. March 04, 2011 at 10:39 pm, swade said:

    worked a treat for my gt540 thanx a

    Reply

    • March 05, 2011 at 2:49 pm, theskrebs said:

      Roko2010 fix worked on my galaxy s. Running Andriod 2.2 on o2 network. No need to reset. No need to remove sim card. Thanks!

      Reply

  37. March 08, 2011 at 3:50 am, rock818 said:

    Tried everything from restarting to reseting…nothing works for me.even youtube is not working on my mobile(samsung galaxy s)…can anyone help???

    Reply

  38. March 12, 2011 at 12:36 am, BGOMEZ4944 said:

    THE YOU TUBE SOLUTION WORKED FOR ME IT WEIRD BUT IT WORKED, FINALLY AFTER DAY OF TRYING EVERYTHING…

    Reply

  39. March 12, 2011 at 12:37 am, GUEST said:

    OH AND MY PHONE IS A HUAWEI M830 FROM METRO PCS

    Reply

  40. March 20, 2011 at 1:06 pm, Sonasand2000 said:

    after rebooting my galaxy s i m not getting any network connection and i m not able to make any calls :(

    Reply

  41. March 28, 2011 at 4:08 am, Christopher Mills said:

    I was trying to add a second gmail account to my phone and was having the same issue as everyone else. The Youtube trick eventually worked for me. However I ended up with 3 accounts on the phone: my 2 gmail accounts, and a new “youtube.com” email address. I deleted the youtube.com account and was left with the 2 gmail accounts that I needed. Such drama! This was SOO much easier to do on my iPhone than on the Anderrhoid!!

    Reply

  42. April 02, 2011 at 5:15 pm, Ruel Mendoza said:

    this solutions works for me hope it will help check Accessibility in Settings > Accessibility > Accessibility (check)

    Reply

  43. April 16, 2011 at 9:55 am, Sr20celica said:

    On my MOTOROLA DEFY all I needed to do was log on to youtube using me gmail account. Fixed. Thanks!!!!

    Reply

  44. April 17, 2011 at 4:19 am, Björn said:

    Great! YouTube trick does it. Thanks!

    Reply

  45. May 12, 2011 at 11:01 pm, darnell said:

    i have a tmobile comet ive had it for about 3 weeks and i havent been able to do anything but text and call i havent been able to log into my gmail account or any others when i reset my phone it tells me it cant establish a reliable data conection but im sitting in front of a computer using wifi and when i go to settings to turn on wifi it gives me an error message ive read this whole page with the youtube trick unmounting sim card factory reset just deletes my phone numbers ive tried turning on and off my phone taking out different things and nothing has worked my phone cant even find its location i know it works i just dont know what else to do if anyone has a solution it would be greatly appretiated

    Reply

  46. May 17, 2011 at 12:17 pm, Pam-alam said:

    I have a Samsung gt-i5700 i wasn’t able to download any app from the market so i tried to change my gmail account but now i can’t login to any of my accounts. i have no contacts and no access for market. i tried the youtube trick and the sim thing but it doesn’t work. Can anyone please help. 

    Reply

  47. May 26, 2011 at 7:55 pm, Beth-horwell said:

    Worked for me!

    Reply

  48. June 04, 2011 at 7:29 pm, Stavan said:

    it worked for me
    thank u

    Reply

  49. June 22, 2011 at 7:58 am, pradeep said:

    same here with galaxy 551 dude…..frustrating

    Reply

  50. June 26, 2011 at 2:32 pm, jasmina said:

    Samsung Galaxy Teos: worked for me when loggin to youtube through youtube application and with full gmail address. ( when I logged in to youtube with username only, it didn’t work. so I logged out from youtube and logged in using gmail address. of course, your youtube account should have assigned a gmail mail address. i’ve done this long time ago through my computer (not related to my phone)).
    Thanks a lot guys. This forum is awsome !!!

    Reply

  51. July 11, 2011 at 3:52 am, Zurxath said:

    Thanks Dude , Everybody follow this.

    Reply

  52. July 16, 2011 at 3:07 pm, JoMc said:

    I have the same problem as people on here. Tried factory reset several times, tried using USB for internet connection instead of wifi. I realise the solution is YouTube but I’m in China where YouTube is blocked and (helpfully) the other bug my HTC Desire Z has is that it cannot upload a VPN (which would allow me to get onto YouTube). Can anyone please tell me what I should do? 

    Reply

  53. August 01, 2011 at 10:14 am, Tupac 1971-96 said:

    i have got samsung galaxy s2 gt-i9100 ….nothing worked for me….only backup sync…tnx u guys…u have no idea hom much i love u right now

    Reply

  54. August 02, 2011 at 6:39 pm, Tanayagarwal4 said:

    I got nexus s yesterday. i encountered similar problem.
    But none of the suggestions worked for me.
    1. Factory Reset did not work for me.
    2. removing the SIM did not work for me.
    3. youtube apps was not in my mobile so could not try it.

    Please anyone help……:(

    Reply

  55. August 03, 2011 at 10:32 am, Ankit said:

    Youtube way worked for me too……fantastic :)

    Reply

  56. August 05, 2011 at 6:25 am, Gregorstraus said:

    Worket for me too, on Galaxy s2 :) thx!!!

    Reply

  57. August 22, 2011 at 2:23 am, Russ Phillips said:

    Thanks a lot – after going through thousands of sites proporting to fix this – this is the only one that worked (or was not some frakin .net hack!). Again thanks

    (Nb I turned mine off then back on – worked a treat.)

    Reply

  58. August 25, 2011 at 1:21 am, yee said:

    Can’t establish a reliable data connection to the server

    this could be a temporary problem or your phone may not be provisioned for data services.if it continues, call Customer Care.

    Anyone can help me to solve this Problem??

    thank you

    Reply

  59. August 30, 2011 at 1:45 am, rea said:

    hi,

    pls help on my xperia x10i still can’t establish reliable data on server…
    really need your help badly…
    thanks much..

    Reply

  60. September 02, 2011 at 1:07 pm, Faraz said:

    Im using Xperia x10 running v.2.3, have tried everythn mentioned above but still cant login to my gmail account using the app, even you tube trick is not working it says Network Error whereas im able to browse the web and use my facebook etc but cant login to google/you tube/market :(

    help please

    Reply

  61. September 02, 2011 at 11:30 pm, Rajeev said:

    I am using HTC ChaCha and facing same old issue. (It runs on Android 2.3). I tried removing SIM card, You Tube trick but dint worked for me. Don’t want to do hard reset.. pls help.

    Reply

  62. September 04, 2011 at 11:32 am, Malay said:

    @Faraz: My sister faced the same issue on xperia. Just remove the sd card and try again.. the issue is because some data is cahed in your phone from a previous account that was added and then deleted.

    Reply

  63. September 04, 2011 at 11:58 am, Young'n said:

    Thanx A Million!!!!

    Reply

  64. September 04, 2011 at 11:56 pm, Steve said:

    Can’t setting up google account . Please try this step as below .
    1. Go to setting>wireless and network>Mobile Network>Access Point Name
    2. Choose any APN ( Example XXXX internet )
    3. Change Authentication type to None.
    4. Save it. and reboot the phone .
    now you can login or register the account .

    After register acc or login successfull and you can change back the setting.

    Hopefully can help .

    Reply

  65. September 05, 2011 at 8:34 pm, Seth said:

    Just do step 3 first… Don’t know why a hard reset is the first option. The You Tube trick worked immediately.

    Reply

  66. September 08, 2011 at 2:33 am, Glen said:

    worked with the sim out, but can’t get full access cuz the wifi was limited. still i registered my gmail account. gonna look for a better hotspot. huwaei u8150.

    Reply

  67. September 10, 2011 at 1:51 am, mel said:

    Thanks to Roko2010′s advice on July 9, 2010, it released my frustration on setting gmail account for my Samsung Galaxy Mini. Your solution is so easy to follow!!

    Reply

  68. September 10, 2011 at 3:16 am, Manu said:

    Youtube trick did the job for me, too!

    Reply

  69. September 10, 2011 at 5:21 am, Phil said:

    Logging into youtube with my gmail account worked for me after weeks of trying to figure it out, thanks for these posts samsung galaxy s

    Reply

  70. September 10, 2011 at 10:01 pm, mark said:

    worked!!!!!!!!

    Had the problem with accessing/setting up Google Account.1. MENU -> SETTINGS -> Accounts & sync -> BACKGROUND DATA (TICK!)
    2. MENU -> SETTINGS -> Accounts & sync -> Add account -> Google -> create or log inworks now – not sure if Background data had anything to do with it… Please try and confirm if works for you too…. if not, sorry for wasting your time :)

    Reply

  71. September 11, 2011 at 3:46 pm, Debbie said:

    Thanks sooooo much. The Youtube trick worked on y Sony Ericcson Xperia! Wish I had found this website months ago!!!!

    Reply

  72. September 16, 2011 at 5:03 pm, like_day said:

    work on optimus 2x with sim out and wifi. Thank you!

    Reply

  73. September 17, 2011 at 6:11 am, adder said:

    how to fix wifi with limited connectivity on xperia mini pro?..its say connected with limited connectivity..some one help plz…

    Reply

  74. September 17, 2011 at 10:35 pm, Guest said:

    Hi all! Hey guys, all these tricks works on android 2x ver, and what about android 3.2? I have asus pad transformer without 3G module. Tried everything from these forum, it doesn’t help. What to do no?

    Please help, thanks.

    Reply

  75. September 17, 2011 at 11:11 pm, sumeet.shirke said:

    MENU -> SETTINGS -> Accounts & sync -> BACKGROUND DATA (TICK!)
    wrks like a charm…..try

    Reply

  76. September 19, 2011 at 5:23 am, Guest said:

    It’s not help. Any other offers? Maybe delete or change some file, that have information and settings of accounts, or something, Maybe some file, responsible for connection to the google servers?

    Reply

  77. September 22, 2011 at 12:01 am, Snuzz said:

    I had this problem on an Orange San Francisco (aka ZTE Blade) in the UK. The workaround of logging in to a YouTube account tied to the gmail account I wanted to register on the phone worked for me. ;O)

    See this posting above for more info:
    Anonymous on 7 October 2010

    Reply

  78. September 28, 2011 at 8:02 am, Peter said:

    Hi,

    Upgraded my X10 to 2.3.3

    1. Factory reset doesnt work
    2. Removing SIM and/or SD card doesnt work
    3. Youtube login doesnt work
    4. Background data is ticked

    Does anybody know how to fix this?

    Thanks!

    Reply

  79. October 02, 2011 at 10:33 am, eleni said:

    @peter, same here!

    Reply

  80. October 02, 2011 at 10:43 am, eleni said:

    Guys, i have sony ericsson mini pro x10 and i cannot connect to my google account.I tried the above and the problem still exists ! anybody, any new idea? :/
    thanks x

    Reply

  81. October 04, 2011 at 12:09 am, nuren said:

    i’m using samsung ace.i cant access android market using wifi connection.this message keep on appearing ‘a network error has occured’ eventhough my phone was connected to wifi.also cant sign up youtube account :(

    Reply

  82. October 06, 2011 at 2:28 pm, scott said:

    hello i have a sony ericsson xperia x10 and i recently updatd it to the latest software 2.3.3 i think it is and after hat my data conection wont work ive tryed everything so please any suggestions

    Reply

  83. October 09, 2011 at 8:20 am, wyepyan said:

    wow…thanks! =)
    restart phone without sim card works on my phone^^
    thanks a lot!!!^^

    Reply

  84. October 10, 2011 at 1:00 am, shailja said:

    hi,
    I’m using sony ericsson W8 android 2.1 version. I’m unable to login into my gmail, facebook account, even android market is not working.It takes a lot of time in loding process then an error msg generated “data connectivey problem, server failed to communicate”. I have alreday done factory reset data but again i’m facing the same issue.

    One more thing, if i restart the phone then all internet applications start working including gmail, facebook, android market, but after sometime again error msg generated “unable to syncronize, try to reload the page later.”
    Please help.

    Reply

  85. October 10, 2011 at 4:35 am, Aditya said:

    Hi All,

    Got the Problem fixed the main issue is with the APN settings for the SIM please Check the Settings of the APN for the SIM that u are using and after setting it restart the phone and then login to Market it really took me 1 week to figure this out this is the final settings that you have to do no need to reset the phone or delete the data !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! At last got the solution for this

    Reply

  86. October 10, 2011 at 4:41 am, Aditya said:

    APN is in the Wireless & Networks there u select the default and for this the authentication type to None thats it rest of the things are default do not change any thing there !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! enjoy finally i am able to use my mail and market !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Reply

  87. October 12, 2011 at 1:40 am, Tushar said:

    ALL you need to do is to set the DATE and TIME correctly and it will immediately start working fine.

    Reply

  88. October 14, 2011 at 3:14 am, bharath said:

    EXCELLENT………….i was struggled a lot………with market with my Htc Wildfire S………….

    MENU -> SETTINGS -> Accounts & sync -> BACKGROUND DATA (TICK!)

    This Worked for me fine………………….

    Reply

  89. October 25, 2011 at 9:55 pm, Chookenlittle said:

    Thank You so much Roko2010 – worked perfectly without having to do the reset.

    Roko2010 said on July 9, 2010
    Had the problem with accessing/setting up Google Account.
    1. MENU -> SETTINGS -> Accounts & sync -> BACKGROUND DATA (TICK!)
    2. MENU -> SETTINGS -> Accounts & sync -> Add account -> Google -> create or log in
    works now – not sure if Background data had anything to do with it… Please try and confirm if works for you too…. if not, sorry for wasting your time :)

    Reply

  90. November 03, 2011 at 7:51 am, Anish said:

    Thanks a lot for the Youtube solution

    Reply

  91. November 11, 2011 at 1:05 am, Udayan Thapliyal said:

    The workaround that worked : Log into Youtube with the desired email id. YOUTUBE APP and NOT the website from the browser. Your phone will automatically create an account.

    Reply

  92. November 13, 2011 at 7:06 pm, androiduser said:

    You have to enable “Enable Background Data” first, then click on the “Add” account for Gmail, without going through the Factory Reset process.

    Reply

  93. November 16, 2011 at 12:28 am, Syed said:

    Thanks,
    A lot guys it worked on my sony ericson W800 android phone.
    MENU -> SETTINGS -> Accounts & sync -> BACKGROUND DATA (TICK!)

    Reply

  94. November 21, 2011 at 8:57 am, aicy eltagonde said:

    thank you so much. it works. ive factory reset the phone Galaxy Y (young) . SETTINGS- PRIVACY- CLICK ON FACTORY RESET then erase everything. then, once the phone booted,enter your gmail. i encoutered the same error. so i went to SETTINGS again. then i went to Accounts and Sync. i added my gmail account. then voila! everything works. market is back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    thank you so much

    Reply

  95. November 21, 2011 at 10:45 pm, rijal said:

    Thanks @Roko2010, you trick is worked!!

    Reply

  96. November 23, 2011 at 1:07 pm, jd01 said:

    the youtube fix worked. thank you so much :)

    Reply

  97. November 25, 2011 at 5:32 am, Jeff said:

    please Check the date and time is correct.

    I got the same problem and set the DATE and TIME correct, then the problem solved

    Reply

  98. November 28, 2011 at 6:07 pm, Andy said:

    Tried resetting on a Sony Ericsson Xperia (X10) and some other fixes. No joy and then the YouTube trick worked a treat. Many thanks!!

    Reply

  99. December 08, 2011 at 7:43 am, Nonoy said:

    Thankyou Roko2010.Doing the following solved my logging in problem Samsung Galaxy S;
    1. MENU -> SETTINGS -> Accounts & sync -> BACKGROUND DATA (TICK!)
    2. MENU -> SETTINGS -> Accounts & sync -> Add account -> Google -> create or log inworks now –
    Thanks a lot for you help.

    ———-
    worked for me as well! thanks!

    Reply

  100. December 13, 2011 at 8:51 pm, Exile said:

    what would be the best turn around in this issue for Galaxy Y without doing factory reset? and if not, would the pre installed apps on the phone will be back after doing so.,

    Reply

  101. December 20, 2011 at 1:12 am, dawit said:

    Hello everyone from Ethiopia,
    I had to do a hard reset on t mobil my touch 3g and i cant creat or sign in to google accoun its gives me this error
    “Can’t establish a reliable data
    connection to the server. This
    could be a temporary
    problem or your SIM card may not be provisioned for
    data services.”
    I guess my SIM card has
    nothing to do with this since
    I can browse any webpage
    perfectly, wiz other phone.tnx a lot for ur help.

    Reply

  102. December 27, 2011 at 7:38 am, paul said:

    The youtube trick worked for me on a Sony Xperia X10 mini.

    Thanks very much

    Reply

  103. January 03, 2012 at 12:11 pm, Fabrizio said:

    Youtube trick worked for me

    Reply

  104. January 09, 2012 at 12:25 pm, Hasier said:

    Youtube trick. Awesome!! Thanx

    Reply

  105. January 10, 2012 at 5:11 am, Vlad said:

    Thanks to all! Worked connecting via youtube with new gmail account.
    After connecting xperia mini pro sees both gmail accounts. Thanks!

    Reply

  106. January 14, 2012 at 9:32 am, sj24 said:

    this seems to be my problem in my samsung galaxy mini i’ve created an gmail account but everytime i log it in my phone it always says can’t establish a reliable data connection to the server can anyone give me step by step process to fix this thanks a lot..

    Reply

  107. January 17, 2012 at 8:52 pm, AJ said:

    the youtube thing worked for me

    Reply

  108. January 23, 2012 at 12:56 pm, hossein said:

    i have sony ericsson,live with walkman,i faced to this problem,in order to solve it, i did whatever steve said,finally the problem was solved,thanks steve

    Reply

  109. January 24, 2012 at 5:24 am, Shahrul said:

    i use Sony Ericsson E16i W8 Walkman XPeria Android.. I cant access my gmail account on Market.. i did everything as what u guys said.. but there is nothing different.. but i didn’t reset my factory yet because i worry if i will lost all contact / message..

    Reply

  110. January 27, 2012 at 5:43 am, JiNexusS said:

    tried using the hard reset, youtube trick.. still dosent work for me by the way i have a google nexus S 4.0.3 if you guys know another alternative pls let me know ty.

    Reply

  111. January 29, 2012 at 11:48 pm, mendy said:

    yes! the youtube trick worked for me!!

    Reply

  112. January 31, 2012 at 3:09 am, ananda de said:

    Evrything is okk…but cant download from android market…evrytym its showed me unsuccessfull…plz help!!

    Reply

  113. January 31, 2012 at 3:38 am, narayanan said:

    Thanks Roko2010 you are great man…….followed up your idea and now iam accessing my android market….thanks dude.

    Reply

  114. February 04, 2012 at 2:14 am, Anonimouse said:

    I have had this problem for 6 months have tried all the above but nothing works

    I don’t understand how you “sign in” to utube? I can launch it but it doesn’t give me an option to log in.

    Have been back to the shop many times, thinking of ditching android as I can’t download any apps, what’s the point, iPhone here I come

    Reply

  115. February 09, 2012 at 3:22 am, ryder said:

    I had the following error on samsung s2: Can’t establish a reliable data connection to the server. I fixed it by turning on the background data Sync. I think this the solution for Samsung Galaxy s2

    Reply

  116. February 09, 2012 at 1:03 pm, bipul biswas said:

    i cnt log in inti android market on Sony Ericsson W8 mobile for a long time, plz hlp me as soon as psble, plz.

    Reply

  117. February 10, 2012 at 11:33 am, shub said:

    yeah, it works ! Try youtube application. In that, press Menu key>Accounts and then sign in with your google account. Its awesome !

    Reply

  118. February 14, 2012 at 1:28 am, Anthony said:

    I tried all of the ways, and yet, none of it works for my sony ericsson live with walkman. I cant sign in my google account at all. Need help with it!

    Reply

  119. February 14, 2012 at 3:23 am, ghian said:

    simple ..
    100% working ..
    You only have to update the latest version of the market and gmail manually …
    :D

    Reply

  120. February 14, 2012 at 11:43 am, Babar said:

    Set your phone’s date and time

    Reply

  121. February 14, 2012 at 8:09 pm, ananda de said:

    Hey guys please tell me how to connect my mobile with my laptop…n how can I use the internet via laptop???

    Reply

  122. February 15, 2012 at 8:29 am, Emil said:

    The tip from Roko2010 worked with my father’s Galaxy ACE. Even though it already has a configured GMAil account it refused to pair with the AppMarket.
    Not even the telecom service dept. could fix it.

    I followed Roko’s advise and enabled Background Data and then went on to add account and entered the GMail account that was already configured. Then it managed to finally pair with the App Market.

    THANKS A MILLION! I was losing faith in Android and the Galaxy ACE.

    Reply

  123. February 15, 2012 at 1:30 pm, neha said:

    Hi,

    I logged in youtube with gmail account and then tried adding account in gmail. It is throwing an error message ‘Cant establish a reliable data connection to the server’

    pls help me out of this!!

    Reply

    • December 12, 2012 at 3:30 pm, JAwad khattak said:

      Dear…… how did you fix the problem then.. i am having same problem and become a headache for me…

      Reply

  124. February 16, 2012 at 11:38 am, Arthur said:

    As Tushar said – all you have to do is set the time and date correctly and it’ll work… and actually, nothing ELSE worked for me… once I set the correct time and date – all OK.

    Reply

  125. February 18, 2012 at 7:57 am, Joss said:

    SuperCool! It worked for me. Huawei X5. Resetted the phone. connected gprs. logged into market. done

    Thanks!

    Reply

  126. February 19, 2012 at 5:21 pm, ron said:

    Thanks for the help : ) followed the:

    1. MENU -> SETTINGS -> Accounts & sync -> BACKGROUND DATA (TICK!)
    2. MENU -> SETTINGS -> Accounts & sync -> Add account -> Google -> create or log in

    alcatel android phone

    Reply

  127. February 20, 2012 at 10:19 pm, Jakkie said:

    Roco2010

    Thank you, your BackgroundData On helped me with my Acer A500!

    Reply

  128. February 23, 2012 at 2:26 am, tariq said:

    to slove the problem just go and check your net if it is wap make it to internet
    for exsimple {mobily wap –switch to mobily internet }settings -wireless&networks -mobily networks—access point names –mobily internet (prepaid or postl paid) ^_^

    Reply

    • August 17, 2012 at 8:58 pm, mac said:

      > chaley u be booooooooooooooosu it works
      thank u boss

      Reply

  129. February 23, 2012 at 2:28 am, tariq said:

    for saudi arabia

    Reply

  130. February 23, 2012 at 5:22 pm, Radnus said:

    Hi iam using Sony Ericsson Live walkman my Phone may not be provinsioned for data services i cant able to Create an ID for android market.. I tried with BACKGROUND DATA (TICK!) and Add account -> Google -> create or log in den also its not working same error please help me

    Reply

  131. February 25, 2012 at 10:23 am, amjad said:

    I have a Samsung Mobile Galaxy S2 GT-I9100
    I put a lock code and i forgot the code, and after several failed attempts led to the lock mobile, and asked my to but the Google account, and I do not remember this account, how can I re-run it without losing the information on it.
    Thank you

    Reply

  132. February 28, 2012 at 5:32 am, sharath said:

    thanks a lot guys
    sony live with walkman
    ticked the background data
    dint switched it off nor removed sim and sd card
    thanjs once again for the suggestion

    Reply

  133. March 01, 2012 at 10:31 am, john stuart said:

    Youtube app login didn’t work! I put the login/pass and it asks me again to login, I’ve done that 10 times in a row and always the same thing.
    Stupid android, WHY can’t I change my google account without loose everything???

    Reply

  134. March 01, 2012 at 11:43 am, JCD said:

    I found a solution.
    Need to be root to delete folder /data/data/com.android.providers.settings
    then reboot phone.
    After create new/login other google account reboot phone again and voilá. Problem solved without factory reset.

    Reply

  135. March 03, 2012 at 3:02 am, Dhiendra said:

    Simply do one thing ….
    set your 2 step verification to OFF ( Google Account setting page )
    then log in to gmail account.
    It works….

    Reply

  136. March 03, 2012 at 3:04 am, Dhiendra said:

    or set application specific password on Gmail account page

    Reply

  137. March 04, 2012 at 3:13 am, jwasina said:

    Thanks alot guys.
    I have an HTC Wildfire and had the same problem logging into the google accound.

    So what I did..I removed my SIM and Memory Card.
    Reset Factory Data. Upon boot up I connected on to a WIFI which I configured on my other phone (AP).
    I successfully logged into my Google account and manage to download from the Market Android applications.

    Thanks alot..

    Reply

  138. March 07, 2012 at 8:02 am, ron said:

    tried out all one by one…..but cant find a solution for my xperia x10 mini….plz help me out!!!!!

    Reply

  139. March 11, 2012 at 1:00 am, Lukk said:

    Turning on “background data” did the trick! No hard reset required. Big thx to Scudz !!!

    Reply

  140. March 11, 2012 at 7:49 am, tayyab said:

    “Do not reset the phone! Just restart the phone without the SIM card, and connect to some WiFi network, so you can login to your Google Account. It will log you into the account, and then you can put the SIM card back.”
    …. and tick MENU -> SETTINGS -> Accounts & sync -> BACKGROUND DATA (TICK!)

    Worked !!!!! :)

    ———————————————————
    MIUI (Nexus One) NAND ported on HTC HD2

    Reply

  141. March 11, 2012 at 8:25 pm, jsluk said:

    Thanks to all! Worked connecting via youtube with gmail account.

    Reply

  142. March 17, 2012 at 11:14 am, Daneel said:

    hey
    had the same problem
    NONE of the mentioned solutions worked

    used a VPN connection and everything is OK now

    im from Iran and my guess is that the government has closed some ports or something

    Reply

  143. March 17, 2012 at 12:02 pm, arka ind said:

    m grateful to the administratrs of this site…….resetting my phone to its factory settings did it for my xperia neo v…thnz to every1 fr dere valuable posts..tkcre

    Reply

  144. March 18, 2012 at 10:24 am, jessica said:

    Ive tried factory reset a bunch of times. Doesnt work. And my phone never asks for my gooogle. I hve the zte score muve music nd ive tried everything on this site. When i reboot my phone hs my muve music icon lit up like i was tryin to click on it. When i try signing in via youtube it lso sys there was a data error. But right now im online on my phone. Help!!! I need another way other than resetting my phone for the 9th time

    Reply

  145. March 20, 2012 at 5:30 am, Swapnil Jadhav said:

    I am not able to set up my google account, or add my samsung galaxy note to my google account. Whenever i try to login to my acocunt/create a new one…It says
    “Can’t establish a reliable data connection to the server.”
    I am accessing intenet by WiFi, and the coverage is excellent.
    Can someone help me, I am not able to download any app, due to this……
    I tried all the suggestions (not the reset one though)…but still its failing..i m frustrated…..i loved note and android when i did the research but this thing screwed my whole day….

    Reply

  146. March 20, 2012 at 6:18 am, eugenio said:

    it worked o my S2. just tick background data.
    it saved my time…thank you very much for posting that hint

    Reply

  147. March 21, 2012 at 12:31 am, ncmax said:

    wow great work bro

    Reply

  148. March 21, 2012 at 9:18 am, Sad girl said:

    I am not able to set up my google account in a minitab of Kata!!!
    I wasted my whole day trying different ways but it still didn’t work.
    PLEASE help me!!!

    Reply

  149. March 24, 2012 at 2:00 am, Joker said:

    Factory reset – didn’t work
    Removing Sim – didn’t work either
    Removing SD Card – didn’t work either

    Removing Sim + removing SD Card + formatting my cell – also didn’t work. in my Galaxy Y version 2.3.6

    Hopeless -.-

    Need help btw.

    Data Connectivity Problem
    -The server failed to communicate. Try again later

    Fckin frustrated xDD

    Reply

  150. March 27, 2012 at 11:55 am, Me said:

    the first comment works. thanks a lot!

    Reply

  151. March 28, 2012 at 12:38 pm, Baje said:

    My Sony Xperia X10 Mini Pro is working great except that I can’t add a second gmail account.

    First gmail account – working
    Market – working
    Everything else – working

    Try to add second gmail account – “unable to establish data connection…”
    Tried various combinations of removing SIM, SD card, turning on background information etc. but no joy.

    Don’t want to factory reset for obvious reasons. Why was I able to set up and use one account with no problems and now this stress?!

    Reply

  152. March 31, 2012 at 12:54 am, dauma said:

    work for me without sim card and with backround data samsung galaxy mini ginger :D no need to factory reset :)

    Reply

  153. April 07, 2012 at 10:21 am, erik said:

    1. MENU -> SETTINGS -> Accounts & sync -> BACKGROUND DATA (TICK!)
    2. MENU -> SETTINGS -> Accounts & sync -> Add account -> Google -> create or log in

    THIS WORKS!!! for me at least, sony ericsson xperia ray…

    glad i didn’t have to reset my phone!

    Reply

    • December 15, 2012 at 7:56 am, Subir said:

      Thanks a lot brother, it solved my problem..Which was not solved even by Hard/ Factory reset.

      Reply

  154. April 07, 2012 at 10:23 am, erik said:

    oh yes: did it with the simcard removed…

    Reply

  155. April 07, 2012 at 11:28 pm, rajesh said:

    Hi.. im having HTC Desire HD i have given factory data reset yesterday, im unable to add google account, i tried with youtube sign in for google but it is also not working. please help me out of this problem ASAP. i hop u guys will understand my mobile plbm.

    background data tricked

    and also im unable to connect to pc with htc sync 3.2.10 :-(

    Thanks

    Reply

  156. April 09, 2012 at 9:17 pm, Ravi said:

    I had this problem. I didn’t want to factory reset my phone so I just signed in to my youtube account through Youtube app using gmail credential and it fixed the problem. That same gmail account automatically appeared in ‘Accounts’ list.

    Reply

  157. April 10, 2012 at 2:24 pm, AB said:

    ZTE Blade – removed SIMcard, booted, logged in, works!!!

    Reply

  158. April 11, 2012 at 10:01 am, muna said:

    i am so frustrated now..i have a galaxy S Note its 4 days old and when i got it i could do everything but as of today morning i cant acces any google application at all but i can acces the web..i have tried everything suggested here but nothing has worked,,i have reset it like 10 times now..you tube is telling me ‘there was a problem while starting up.please check your network connection and time..i have reset my time its fne and even called my network provider for configuration setting…please help cos am about to throw this phone on the wall,,,i

    Reply

  159. April 13, 2012 at 8:20 am, vis said:

    Thanks it worked for vodafone 858

    Reply

  160. April 16, 2012 at 8:19 am, LittleDaemon said:

    No need to restart. Doing the Airplane mode and adding account/youtube will work. Cheers

    Reply

  161. April 19, 2012 at 10:29 pm, alex said:

    i have the ZTE with boost i try the blackground data, an this piece of %^$^^% dont work on WIFI if is on airplane mode,

    Reply

  162. April 21, 2012 at 9:39 am, kashif said:

    can anyone guide me on sony ericsson xperia arc s

    problem 1. cannot establish a reliable data connection
    Problem 2. tried through you tube, the message is set a system time

    i have done factory reset and other things..can anyone help em on this

    Reply

  163. April 21, 2012 at 6:07 pm, Scott said:

    YouTube app connection worked!!! Thanks!!!

    Reply

  164. April 25, 2012 at 2:34 pm, Matteo said:

    Great, work perfectly

    Reply

  165. April 26, 2012 at 12:39 pm, Tony said:

    Tried it on my phone an worked perfectly. Thanks !

    Reply

  166. April 30, 2012 at 3:33 pm, akhil said:

    How to get this YouTube app… Please help me out….

    Reply

  167. May 03, 2012 at 5:12 am, happycamper said:

    can i just say…that 5 days ago i bought a galaxy tablet and have been trying to log into my gmail account since then and nothing was working…i tried everything and even close to screwing up my pc because i thought thats where the problem was since i couldnt connect my tablet to my pc network…i trieeedddd eeevvveeerryyything..and i even started getting the tab box ready to return it…i bought this tablet repacked meaning it was returned 1 day after the previous owner couldnt run some program and after buying it i figured that their problem was the same as mine…today i decided to look one more time for a solution…and here you are….i did exactly what you said and resetted my tablet and taddddahhh…it now works.. and even better the layout of the screen looks better and i seriously wanted to write to all the previous websites and sooo called real help chat sites to follow this site and learn from you but i guess its not worth my time but instead i will answer for those who are im my situation and reccomend to visit this website and let them see it for themselves so that they could feel the relief and happiness that i am feeling right now…so thank you david kirk…THANK YOU SOOOOOOOOOOOOO VERY MUCH….i would say keep up the good work but you do that 24/7….i wish that there was a way for your page to be the first at the top when a problem like mine is asked…but hey youre still the best….thank you again……miss happy camper..

    Reply

    • May 03, 2012 at 7:56 pm, David Kirk said:

      @happycamper That’s why we authors here at tech-recipes enjoy doing what we do. As long as we can help people and they appreciate it, we’ll keep working hard for you. Thanks for the kind words.

      Reply

  168. May 03, 2012 at 4:22 pm, lumpy said:

    None of these steps worked for me, this happened for the first time after I first did a factory reset to fix another problem, it was working for 13 months prior to this. I need a fix please :(

    Reply

  169. May 11, 2012 at 4:55 am, philips said:

    thanks bud the youtube trick work fine thanks you are a saint regards

    Reply

  170. May 12, 2012 at 1:57 am, Nick Kyriacou said:

    OK this all sounds great but i cant install apps without signing in. lol htc desire

    Reply

  171. May 19, 2012 at 4:06 am, zhou said:

    alternate method works.thanks.

    Reply

  172. May 21, 2012 at 2:42 pm, Prqajnya said:

    i have a prblm 2 sign in at android market . My mobile is w8

    Reply

  173. May 25, 2012 at 12:37 am, Lou said:

    Looks like many have found the “allow background data” suggestion to work. I have HP Touchpad with ICS and there is no option “MENU -> SETTINGS -> Accounts & sync -> BACKGROUND DATA”. At accounts & sync it shows my gmail account but no background data option. Anyone else out there with HP TP + ICS?

    Reply

  174. May 27, 2012 at 10:01 pm, Krestian said:

    Amazing! the Youtube trick did it. It was driving me nuts…Sony Xperia X8 on Eclair. Thanks!!! a ton!!!

    Reply

  175. June 04, 2012 at 5:17 pm, nm said:

    I have a Samsung galaxy s2 version 2.3.3. I have been trying to update my software, but cant. directly on the phone i get a connection failed message, and on kies it just stops midway. please help.

    Reply

  176. June 09, 2012 at 10:09 am, frederik said:

    On my sony ericson xperia active I solved this by activating “background data traffic” in settings->accounts & sync. No need for factory reset :)

    Reply

  177. June 16, 2012 at 7:07 am, jon said:

    looked for hours until i got clear advice, worked on zte score. relieved & grateful !

    Reply

  178. June 17, 2012 at 3:09 pm, shoma said:

    Thanks

    1. MENU -> SETTINGS -> Accounts & sync -> BACKGROUND DATA (TICK!)
    2. MENU -> SETTINGS -> Accounts & sync -> Add account -> Google -> create or log in

    This worked for my Xperia Ray!

    Reply

  179. June 17, 2012 at 5:57 pm, rans said:

    i can not login my google account and all other net access on my xperia s

    Reply

  180. June 18, 2012 at 5:15 am, Janis said:

    Your first line of defense should never, ever be a hard reset. There are always other ways. Once you’ve found a couple, then you can decide whether or not it’s worth it.

    I FIXED MY GOOGLE ACCOUNT LOGIN PROBLEM BY SETTING THE SYSTEM CLOCK.

    That’s just the regular clock on the device. The one that shows in your notification bar. Settings -> Date & Time -> “Use Network”, or it might be “Automatic date & time”. It took about ten seconds.

    Reply

  181. June 18, 2012 at 7:01 pm, jaz said:

    im having the same problem, but only i have an HTC

    Reply

  182. June 18, 2012 at 7:11 pm, prana said:

    Thanks a lot….It work for me after factory reset…

    Reply

  183. June 21, 2012 at 9:57 am, Lindsey said:

    I was hoping someone may be able to help me. I had the same problem as everyone else. After a factory reset, I removed the SIM and connected to wifi which enabled me to sign into Google Market and access apps, etc. (YAY!), but now I can only access Google market/apps/calendar when I’m connected to wifi; it won’t work on data (gives me a ‘not connected’ error message), even though data is on and I can browse the internet without any problems. Please help! I have an LGp500….. Thanks :-)

    Reply

  184. June 21, 2012 at 12:32 pm, Kemoy Hall said:

    thanks alot man, thought i wasn’t ever getting to use that thing. anyway i’m using samsung behold 2, in jamaica. the reset method works for me. so thanks

    Reply

  185. June 21, 2012 at 4:36 pm, Rahul said:

    I am using HTC Desire S. Did factory reset … Background tick …. date and time is properly set… removed sim and sd card …. tried signing via youtube …. tried in airplane mode … del mail cache … still cant add gmail account ….. all my app are link with this account … plz help ….

    Reply

  186. June 24, 2012 at 6:08 am, cas said:

    I’ve tried everything on my Asus transformer prime but nothing seems to work.
    I even get the same message on Facebook (of which I downloaded the .apk)
    Does anyone know how to fix this?

    Reply

  187. June 25, 2012 at 7:55 pm, Aaditya said:

    Hello,

    I have the same trouble listed above and I followed your steps. Thing is, the youtube login trcik worked for my gmail! Downside is, the rest of my google apps are still not synced. No gtalk, no market, no latitude, nothing else works except my browser, facebook, youtibe and gmail. Can you help? I’m using a SE Live with Walkman running on Gingerbread!

    Regards,
    Aaditya

    Reply

  188. June 27, 2012 at 6:52 am, Kunal said:

    > I m also facing the same problem in my Xperia X10..cannot establish a reliable data connection….i tried d same thing but my Youtube account also facing same problem… its continueously showing “Authenticating” and gvng error ” cannot connect to google server”.. do i need to sign in youtube by my gmail account or need to create New one?? plz help,,,,

    Reply

  189. June 27, 2012 at 7:45 am, Kunal said:

    I have created new gmail account and tried the Yootube Trick…. But still not able to login to both.. Youtube and Gmail…..getting frustrated,, Kindly Help..

    Reply

  190. June 29, 2012 at 6:40 pm, Shoojit said:

    Thanks a lot it worked for me n it should be time settings problem .>

    Reply

  191. July 10, 2012 at 8:18 am, neil said:

    is went to sync tapped background data,but i still cant login to my gmail.getting pissed of with this now

    Reply

  192. July 10, 2012 at 8:19 am, neil said:

    i went to sync then tapped back ground data,but i still cant login to gmail account,getting angry now

    Reply

  193. July 12, 2012 at 8:23 am, Derek said:

    Hi all, I managed to log into my google account using the calender (after doing the youtube thing???), yet now the option to sync my calender is missing. I can sync googlemail (Which I don’t want to do due to it being riddled with spam from the outset despite never having used the account).

    Is there an on-line calender I can use (not google calender) and an associated app for Android that WILL sync the data?

    Reply

  194. July 18, 2012 at 4:47 am, Julie said:

    Hi I have a galaxy y and I can’t sign in in my google account and all my files was gone and the google account saying every time to me is can’t establish a connection i want my market back because I needed that please help me I try to factory reset my phone 3 times nothing happen..And I want to upgrade my android galaxy y please help me..thanks

    Reply

  195. July 19, 2012 at 8:27 pm, Iris said:

    Thanks a bunch! Finally I got to sign into my google account via WiFi and thereby getting a chance to enable background data.

    Reply

  196. July 22, 2012 at 4:36 am, zay said:

    How in x8

    Reply

  197. July 23, 2012 at 4:39 am, mero said:

    well I was trying to with APN

    it worked

    select the right APN and it will work

    my xperia x8 didn’t work when it was set on WAP

    so I chose WEB APN and it worked fine THANK GOD

    Reply

  198. July 28, 2012 at 3:01 am, Nate said:

    Just get an iPhone

    Reply

  199. July 28, 2012 at 1:23 pm, rico said:

    I have an LG GW620. I have tried all the suggestions above, but nothing seems to work for me. Can anybody help?

    Reply

  200. July 29, 2012 at 7:00 am, karthikeyan said:

    i have a problem in my mobile main e16i sony ericssion mobile w8
    i am not able to create a gmail account in my mobile so i could n’t able to enter into market application
    help me in this prob
    lem

    Reply

    • July 30, 2012 at 8:59 am, rachelle ann said:

      > yessssss..i have e16i and the market is really working now:))

      Reply

  201. July 30, 2012 at 5:06 pm, lea said:

    I’m using LG E400 and I can’t access to my gmail I already tired removing my Sim restarted my phone and even the factory data reset I also tried logging in to my youtube but its not working please help me I’m already frustrated because of this thanks

    Reply

  202. July 31, 2012 at 11:29 pm, Kristen said:

    Will the factory reset take me off my plan? ( I have a htc hero with sprint) and just dont want to lose the memory to my plan.

    Reply

  203. August 09, 2012 at 11:51 am, Alfred said:

    Bingo! the youtube log in. Solved my Problem!.. yiiieeehaaaa….

    Reply

  204. August 12, 2012 at 7:08 am, Muyiwa said:

    After several hours of resetting, the youtube trick finally worked. Just trying watching a video,then click like or dislike.It would bring a prompt asking for your account. Input it and that’s all. It worked for me.

    Reply

  205. August 13, 2012 at 7:57 am, nopima said:

    I have another solution, hope it’s working too. Remove your google account. Shutting down your android, remove your sim card, and then use another sim card from another operator. Try to add your existing account with this new sim card..

    Reply

  206. August 13, 2012 at 12:51 pm, Rogue said:

    I have got the same problem with my ATRIX 2! But the background data thing is already checked! What to do plz help. I did not create the account when i booted the phone first time on purchasing!

    Reply

  207. August 13, 2012 at 5:24 pm, sji said:

    Hii. my dad bought new mobile “Micromax superfone aisha a50″. From the first day i cant establish google account. Wat can i do? if i do reset. will i los all my contacts?

    Reply

  208. August 19, 2012 at 10:36 am, AA said:

    I’ve tried EVERYTHING .Repeate : EVERYTHING . From the youtube then removing the SD card then the SIM then enabling the background data , and EVEN FACTORY RESET . And I still can’t access to my accounts , facebook , market blah blah . Please I’m out of hope . Can anyone solve this ? Please ?

    Reply

  209. August 20, 2012 at 6:51 am, Don Paco-velly said:

    I just got this GalaxyS-I9000 but it has been use by some else before, and can’t set up google play account. it keep saying unable to open connection to server and i’m using Wi-Fi to set it up…..Pls i will appreciate if you can tell me what else to do cause i tried all the reset the phone 5 times but didn’t ask for my gmail account and i don’t understand the youtube trick pls somebody help me out……

    Reply

  210. August 20, 2012 at 8:04 pm, Ashish said:

    Hi, i own a defy plus, i was facing the same problem, i tried all steps mentioned above without any sucess,
    so here is how i got my android market working

    1. removed sim , did factory reset.

    2. inserted the sim, changed the apn settings manually * (do not use the apn settings sent from the service provider) look here http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=951485

    3. logged into android market using my gmail account,

    hope the above steps will help someone

    Reply

  211. August 21, 2012 at 2:57 am, eng. Ibrahim yassin said:

    all what you need is to open the browser in you device “mobile”, open google page, and sign out if you signed in with your gmail account..

    Reply

  212. August 22, 2012 at 1:09 am, jake said:

    its not working… hay/….. u can give another techniques..\???

    Reply

  213. August 23, 2012 at 12:07 pm, Bhupendra Tamang said:

    I had just flashed a new ROM and I just couldn’t create the google account. I tried everything and didn’t work. I finally found out the culprit. The date and time was messed up. I entered the correct date and time and boom, signed in!

    Reply

  214. August 31, 2012 at 8:02 am, rohan vaidya said:

    Hi i am using samsung galaxy S3. I was receving updates regarding the apps installed on my phone so i did them. But after that my phone was a bit slow. So I hard reseted it. But now after doing that i am facing a problem in Google Play store. I am able to download and view the apps but i am not able to view the images which comes besides the apps. Plz help me out i am trying to resolve this issue for last 3 days.

    Reply

  215. August 31, 2012 at 6:48 pm, Peter said:

    I’m in Ethiopia, i have a Galaxy Nexus Google android 4.1.1 with a local 3G card that works perfectly with another mobile, but the Galaxy’s unable to connect with Internet. Have a solution? Thanks a lot

    Reply

    • September 08, 2012 at 11:01 am, om udy said:

      my phone X8 or E15i, why i can’t connect google server

      all google aplication not working in my phone and i can’t upload picture to my email

      Reply

  216. September 10, 2012 at 1:04 pm, nomi said:

    >None of this worked for me, I had to register my device to my gmail account, it then gives you a one off password to enter in your phone then it will sync. Just go into gmail settings, accounts and import, change password and follow the instructions.

    Reply

  217. September 14, 2012 at 5:37 am, Leonne said:

    Thanks, my phone is moto mb860 can add google acc after reset to factory, thanks alot again!

    Reply

  218. September 15, 2012 at 7:53 pm, Sakshi said:

    Thanxs aloooot, I was struggling with the issue from some time now….sighning through youtube with out sim worked…thankx again…gb

    Reply

  219. September 16, 2012 at 4:02 pm, prisha said:

    i hav xperia x10 mini (2.1) ..am getting the same problem.canot set my google acnt but can access using browser…hav tried everything. the you tube thing,factory reset,background data,sim removal ,date setting…but still cant do it…
    i set up my you tube accnt bt when i login it says authenticating and den gives network error…
    could any1 plzzzzzz help me with another solution dat myt work…plzzz!!!!!

    Reply

  220. September 16, 2012 at 4:02 pm, prisha said:

    i hav xperia x1 mini (2.1) ..am getting the same problem.canot set my google acnt but can access using browser…hav tried everything. the you tube thing,factory reset,background data,sim removal ,date setting…but still cant do it…
    i set up my you tube accnt bt when i login it says authenticating and den gives network error…
    could any1 plzzzzzz help me with another solution dat myt work…plzzz!!!!!

    Reply

  221. September 19, 2012 at 9:31 am, winnie said:

    Hi i have tries all the options factory reset and airplane modes etc youtube everything . My wireless is working on my nexus s set but for some reason my google account is not connecting to the server. (My connection was working fine earlier but then i did factory reset coz some of my apps were not working properly , after that my google account has not been signing in.)

    Reply

    • September 22, 2012 at 10:39 pm, muhammad irshad dossaani said:

      Yes I have a same problem like. You and I have nexus s too please suggest me too if you find out the solution >

      Reply

  222. September 20, 2012 at 12:11 am, sam said:

    Thank you!! just logged in through you tube it worked for samsung captivate. looks like its synced up. :)

    Reply

  223. September 23, 2012 at 12:10 am, yasir said:

    hey guys am facing the same problem with my htc sensation XL i tried all the above tricks but all in vain…plz need some help….is anyone get his sensation XL fixed before???

    Reply

  224. September 23, 2012 at 11:45 am, Ahmad said:

    i had tried all without youtube…. but not working… plz help me i have htc explorer

    Reply

  225. September 24, 2012 at 7:35 pm, ali said:

    ive tried everything.. but also not working.. i also have htc explorer.. please help

    Reply

  226. September 24, 2012 at 9:56 pm, jani said:

    m feed up.last 6 hrs m repeating all the stuff but zero results.wana cry now.dont have youtube as its banned here.m using Q A5 noir mobile phone.if any one can help me plz. :(

    Reply

    • September 25, 2012 at 11:08 pm, muhammad irshad dossaani said:

      Call me I will tell you>

      Reply

      • September 30, 2012 at 11:08 am, Mariam said:

        > your number? i have samsung infuse and i am facing same issue

        Reply

  227. September 25, 2012 at 1:45 am, Prince neni said:

    Thank you so much guys , my youtube trick didnt work but the sim trick worked for me :) ))

    Reply

  228. September 25, 2012 at 3:34 am, Nasrullah aftab said:

    I’ve Q mobile Noir A5. The same problem.
    Can’t log into youtube. It also demand for google account.
    Any solution please

    Reply

  229. September 25, 2012 at 11:05 pm, muhammad irshad dossaani said:

    I had try all these Options such as
    Master reset
    You tube
    starting withoutsim
    Background data etc etc well finally I have done one trick and it worked
    the trick is go to search settings and remove check from my location and then try it will worked I
    nshasa Allah

    Reply

    • September 30, 2012 at 10:58 am, Mariam said:

      > Hey can you pls guide me? I am facing the same issue. I cannot find location. I have samsung infuse

      Reply

  230. September 28, 2012 at 7:33 am, adee said:

    i have sony ericsson xperia arc s….i have same problem…i cannot login to my gmail account neither i am able to configure to google play store….i have even downgraded to GB 2.3.4 from Ice cream sandwhich….did factory data reset….did all the options but of no use….

    kindly help me out i will be indeed thankfulll……

    Reply

  231. September 28, 2012 at 5:05 am, artin said:

    Hi
    Excuse me for my wrong.
    Please confirm my gmail account in google site and other google servises.
    Thanks alot

    Reply

  232. September 28, 2012 at 12:03 pm, Manu said:

    Im gettng the same error in my xperia P none of te abovr tricks are workbg please help!
    Ths is d frustrating:@

    Reply

  233. September 28, 2012 at 2:13 pm, asad said:

    what if youtube is not working?>

    Reply

  234. September 29, 2012 at 10:08 am, Raheel said:

    I had the same problem with my xperia mini pro (SK17i). I didnt restore the factory settings neither removed my sim card. I didnt use the internet from wifi or any other source, i simply used GPRS to log in. I first logged into my gmail account from the BROWSER, then i had accidentally clicked on the google+ tab, it had automatically registered my phone to the google account…works like a charm!

    Reply

  235. September 30, 2012 at 8:38 am, fahmida said:

    I am having the same problem. My google account could not be activated.I already tried the factory reset and sim removing one .Still its not working. Youtube is closed here in Bangladesh. How can I solve the problem. Please help me.

    Reply

    • October 03, 2012 at 8:16 pm, Rana said:

      > I am also from Bangladesh and having same problems, can’t access google play, map, mail, and also my phone book which was synchronized with gmail. Only Skype I can use now. YouTube closed in Bangladesh is it the real fact? My phone is experia ray.

      Reply

  236. September 30, 2012 at 11:18 am, FAIZAN said:

    I have tried even trick ……. nothing work for me :( youtube block cant try that ….
    Using Vodafone 858 :( :( :( wasted almost 10hours on it

    Reply

  237. September 30, 2012 at 12:48 pm, Mariam said:

    I have recently bought a Samsung Infuse phone. I have tried all the tricks except for the youtube one as it is blocked in Pakistan but my issue is not resolving. Please help please

    Reply

  238. September 30, 2012 at 5:32 pm, FAIZAN said:

    People trying this for Pakistan, I just notices that Google Play store is not accessible form web….. so don’t frustrate ….. try any of this trick after few days it will work InshAllah,

    Reply

  239. October 01, 2012 at 2:42 pm, Mubtasim said:

    please please please!!! someone help me…I’ve tried what roko suggested…still not working…I have a xperia pro which I bought 2 days ago and been trying since :’(

    Reply

  240. October 03, 2012 at 6:33 am, Fahim Ismail said:

    FAIZAN got it right….since the block on youtube after the Blasphemic film across Pakistan…alot of google services are acting weird….including play.google.com not working….unless google approaches the Govt. to get this issue resolved atleast for Play store i doubt we can sync the phones…..

    how ever alot of people who are using SSL, VPN & other Proxies to bypass the restrictions can still give it a try with USB tethering and activate their phones, once synchronized i dont think they will have issues connecting after through regular process.

    Reply

  241. October 08, 2012 at 4:41 pm, chamz said:

    Untick the background data button if it doesnt work when ticked!!! then my galaxy s made it!!

    Reply

  242. October 10, 2012 at 11:04 am, pariya said:

    i have a galaxy 2,,finally i upgraded my gmail version and it worked!!try it!

    Reply

  243. October 14, 2012 at 12:35 pm, ali said:

    I hard reset my gs2 but still the same error apear and utube is blocked
    Wat should i do?

    Reply

  244. October 14, 2012 at 1:29 pm, juttt said:

    i hard reset my fone
    but cant access to google account after that
    cant establish reliable data :( its galaxy s2 plz telll the solution anyone

    Reply

  245. October 15, 2012 at 9:45 am, lusher said:

    hi i have sonny ericsson x10mini pro i have tried all of the above suggestion bt none of them worked for me.i want to down load whatsapp for my phone bt its says my phone is not connected to data server even if i want to log in my phones market it says the same.

    Reply

  246. October 15, 2012 at 9:45 am, lusher said:

    hi i have sonny ericsson x10mini pro i have tried all of the above suggestion bt none of them worked for me.i want to down load whatsapp for my phone bt its says my phone is not connected to data server even if i want to log in my phones market it says the same.

    Reply

  247. October 16, 2012 at 9:51 pm, Usama Karam said:

    guys i have htc wildfire but i cant connect to play store using wifi……i use university network & it contains proxies through which we can connect to internet…….can u tell me any way from which i can connect into play store using wifi…..

    Reply

  248. October 24, 2012 at 5:03 pm, Nelly said:

    wow it worked for my LG E400, whoever suggested removing the simcard and connecting to wi-fi, thanks.

    Reply

  249. October 26, 2012 at 9:26 am, attila said:

    If you automatically synchronize the time you can login.

    Reply

  250. October 29, 2012 at 4:17 pm, Sakura said:

    Restart without sim, it doesn’t work for me. I was able to sign in gmail to sync and download from market apps by master reset without sim. After that, have your wifi on to sign in or create gmail don’t remember this step you need sim or no sim. Gluck, it is working for me. Before master reset MAKE SURE you copy contact to your sim.

    Reply

  251. November 11, 2012 at 10:37 am, souzan said:

    make sure you’r conected to the internet to add your account

    Reply

  252. November 17, 2012 at 7:41 pm, Paul Kern said:

    Using WiFi with the SIM card removed worked great! Have a Samsung Exhibit II that wouldn’t connect after doing a Factory Reset (Home key wasn’t working, so reset the phone). Took out the Sim, connected to our home Wifi, and boom – Google Account was connected & verified. Threw us for a loop that now we had Google Market instead of Google Play store (where the Play store keeps track of previously installed apps), but as soon as we restarted the phone with the SIM, it switch to Google Play and we could now see what needed to be installed again (‘All’).

    Reply

  253. November 17, 2012 at 7:48 pm, Paul Kern said:

    Restarting with the SIM card worked great — was prompted for Wifi, connected to the home wireless network, and connected quickly with Google account. Turned off the phone, put the TMobile SIM card back in, and when I turned it was notified that the phone account was now linked to the Google account.

    We did the factory reset because the home key stopped working on the Samsung Exhibit II. Home key works great now, after the factory reset.

    Reply

  254. November 19, 2012 at 7:20 am, shakawat said:

    . i have a xperia arc s when i turn it on with sim,it reset.without sim it turn on ok… please help…

    Reply

  255. November 23, 2012 at 7:22 am, storm said:

    Hello well i have a samsung galaxy i9000 well i have tried to take the sms out did not work..i tried to restart did not work..
    I even taken the phone were i brought it and they did the same and did niot work…please i need help.

    Reply

  256. November 25, 2012 at 7:01 pm, mary said:

    does anyone know how can i connec to the market ? ive tried the youtube ,sim, master reset and none of this works i own a i867 motorola! please healp!!!

    Reply

  257. November 27, 2012 at 2:35 am, em275 said:

    Since like a week ago i cant connec to the market, ive tried youtube, sim, reset, sd, nothing works on xperia x10 mini

    Reply

  258. November 27, 2012 at 8:06 pm, Joe J said:

    I did a battery pull and it worked.

    Reply

  259. November 28, 2012 at 9:45 pm, TTown said:

    Hello, i have a ZTE Telecom V9 Tablet, i have tried just about everything above and still can not connect to gmaiil account however, can connect through brower. I tried resolving the problem via youtube and get this message “there was a problem starting up. please check network connections, and check that the system time is set correct”. PLEASE HELP :)

    Reply

  260. November 28, 2012 at 9:53 pm, TTown said:

    PLEASE HELP.. I have a ZTE V9 Tablet, i have tried all the above resolutions and nothing works, still unable to sign into goggle account, tried youtube without sucess, keep getting this message, “there was a problem starting up, please check network connection, check system time is set correctly”. Tried factory restore, took simcard out etc…. background date….clear data in manage accounts…still not working :(

    Reply

  261. December 02, 2012 at 10:49 am, elsn said:

    I am owner of samsung galaxy acr 5830.
    Factory reset-tried
    wiyhout sim reset-tried
    Youtube app doesn’t work.
    Backdata tick-tried

    So any way have any 1 know to help me????

    Reply

  262. December 02, 2012 at 10:50 am, elan said:

    I am owner of samsung galaxy ace 5830.
    Factory reset-tried
    wiyhout sim reset-tried
    Youtube app doesn’t work.
    Backdata tick-tried

    So any way have any 1 know to help me????

    Reply

  263. December 04, 2012 at 7:01 am, Kaushik said:

    No need to do a reset or anything. Just correct the system date on your phone / tab. Its due to certificate validation failure.

    Reply

  264. December 07, 2012 at 10:29 pm, Agent_Xx said:

    amazing! I have a SE 10 mini and i’ve been trying to solve this problem for a very long time, but without success. Until now! I tried the youtube trick with really interesting consequences: i had access to 0 gmail accounts, but could not sign in to a real one (can’t establish a reliable blabla); than I removed the sim card – nothing, than checked the baground data – nothing (it was ticked anyway). And finally I just did the hard reset trick – as suggested by David Kirk, and it worked! thx, David. good work!

    Reply

  265. December 09, 2012 at 6:02 am, Manzur said:

    Dear, I have gone through all of your reply and tried it. But unfortunately it doesn’t work. I am using a HTC Desire with android 2.2.9 . I have tried by hard reset, adding Google account without SIM, Youtube trick. So I am in a thick soup with this phone.

    Please help me if you have any better, newer and innovative idea.

    Thanks.

    Reply

  266. December 25, 2012 at 1:55 am, Robbie said:

    Setting the time and date to “network settings” worked for me.

    Reply

  267. December 27, 2012 at 1:27 am, random said:

    The factory reset has worked for me , Sony XPERIA 8. Thank you.

    Reply

  268. December 27, 2012 at 7:23 am, imran4 said:

    my ideos u8150 cannot communication Google server. I reboot my phone and reset factory setting but problem is still. help me

    Reply

  269. December 27, 2012 at 4:02 pm, guru said:

    thanks a lot buddy!!! youtube trick worked for me on my SE xperia x8…..ws searchin for help since 4mnths,thanks a lotttt :) :)

    Reply

  270. December 29, 2012 at 3:01 pm, waqar ahmad said:

    my android gives me again and again one thing cannot establish the reliable data
    I hard reset my phone but problem is not solved please tell me a way to set up my google acount for my q mobile noir a2

    Reply

  271. January 02, 2013 at 7:10 pm, Keith said:

    Had the same problem with Android Sony Xperia X10 … worked fine for two years, then suddenly stopped syncing with my Google Apps account … no apparent reason.
    Searched the internet … best suggestions were … reset the phone … remove the sim card … remove the battery … check your wi-fi … check your 3G connection … sign into your youtube account initially rather than your gmail account (not necessarily in that order).
    Tried all of the above and more … nothing worked … and because I finally relented to reset the phone in an attempt to fix the issue, all of my contacts, notes and previous messages had been erased on my phone:-(
    Lots of people said ‘they signed into their youtube account after resetting the phone’ and it fixed the google sync problem … this solution was not working for me … then I had an epiphany! … a blinding flash of the obvious :-)
    My personal youtube account is not linked to my google apps account (different email address) … so I created another youtube account using my google apps sign-in … reset the phone again … signed immediately into youtube using the google apps login … and voilà … google began to happily sync my mail, calendar and contacts … happy days:-))
    Thanks to everyone who wrote on the various forums … it did lead me to the answer … hope this post helps someone else … good luck.

    Reply

  272. January 06, 2013 at 3:12 am, SK said:

    neither of these solution help…
    any idea of solving tis prob on my phone…

    google play store can’t even direct me to page of add account…

    thank you so much if u provide me a solution…
    appreciate!

    Reply

  273. January 08, 2013 at 8:54 am, william said:

    my htc desire a8181 cant establish reliable data connection to the googleservers

    Reply

  274. January 10, 2013 at 6:54 am, Subramanya B N said:

    Please help me to download google map with data connection for My mobile NOKIA C02-01 SILVER

    Reply

  275. January 11, 2013 at 10:46 am, ibtehajbaig said:

    plzzzzz help anyone nothing is working for my lovely xperia x8 i’ve done hardreset even repaired my phone via seus but nothing seems to work:( youtube is banned in my country:(

    Reply

  276. January 12, 2013 at 5:43 am, Chris said:

    I have tried the hard reset but to no avail I still can’t connect my account to google server. I did all of the stuff mentioned here like linking my account to youtube, the problem I have is I can’t even open my youtube sign-in I think because this is due to the fact that my device must be connected to one google account which I cant not do ever since this problem happened to me. I was so stupid when I added the sync widget to my home and I unsynced my account. Please help, I’m using a cheap android device. I can not access to youtube and google play.I tried the 1mobile to download stuff but 1mobile is not complete compared to playstore.

    Reply

  277. January 23, 2013 at 11:25 pm, Darryl said:

    I have a zepad zt180 and I don’t think it has an accessible SIM card. What do I do? I hate to get mobile service just so I can access my Google Account. It worked perfectly until New Years Day. PLEASE help. THANKS!

    Reply

    • January 23, 2013 at 11:40 pm, Darryl said:

      > I really like this little thing. I just wish it would work.

      Reply

  278. January 27, 2013 at 12:55 am, airah said:

    Thank you so much! I”ve been searching for an answer to this problem and now it’s solved. thanks to you! :)

    Reply

  279. January 30, 2013 at 6:03 am, argedede said:

    Thank you very much :) login to YouTube helps :)

    Reply

  280. February 01, 2013 at 2:10 am, harez said:

    Thanks for your YouTube hint. It worked for me.

    Reply

  281. February 03, 2013 at 7:04 am, prinzz said:

    I continue t have a problem setting up my google account on my android phone….plzz help

    Reply

  282. February 03, 2013 at 10:51 pm, nilo said:

    Its not working on my galaxy a. . I tried everything but it does not help.. I need assistance.. please help

    Reply

  283. February 04, 2013 at 5:06 am, chandley said:

    hi. about the youtube app solution. i lost my temper with the problem and went ahead with hard reset and i erased everything. now the problem is i cant log in to a youtube app since i dont have youtube preinstalled in my phone. i dont know how to install it other than going to playstore which is in this case is my problem because i cant log in on play store.

    Reply

  284. February 04, 2013 at 5:10 am, chandley said:

    hi. about the youtube app. i lost my temper with the problem and went ahead with hard reset and i erased everything. now the problem is i cant log in to a youtube app since i dont have youtube preinstalled in my phone. i dont know how to install it other than going to playstore which is in this case is my problem because i cant log in on play store.

    Reply

  285. February 07, 2013 at 9:57 am, dido said:

    Hi my X10 working THANK YOU

    Reply

  286. February 10, 2013 at 4:45 am, rambabu said:

    i have google nexus4 hand set, shows Can’t establish a reliable data connection to the server

    Reply

  287. February 10, 2013 at 9:01 am, Mario Capurso said:

    Possible Cause:
    - system file named ‘hosts’ (/etc/hosts) points to a Google server that changed IP, thus blocking access to Apps.

    Possible Solution:
    – edit ‘hosts’ file (/etc/hosts) deleting or commenting (adding a # at the beginning) the old line

    1.- Root your device (of course)
    2.- Edit the file

    You will need a proper editor
    On your device open your browser and go to ghisler.com/android.htm
    Download and Install Total Commander for Android… and open it
    OR DOWNLOAD BELOW

    3.- Browse with Total Commander to root/etc
    (hint: on the right side of the screen there’s a shortcut to system folder.. look for etc/ and you will find it)
    Long tap on “hosts” > edit file > Totalcmd-Editor

    Open etc/hosts and edit the file. Just put # before 74.125.93.113 android.clients.google.com.

    4.- SAVED

    Edited file should look like this:

    127.0.0.1 localhost
    #74.125.93.113 android.clients.google.com

    remember: based on my own observation it should be look like this:

    127.0.0.1(just one space)localhost
    #74.125.93.113(just one space)android.clients.google.com

    5.- Turn OFF your device.

    Reply

  288. February 11, 2013 at 12:10 pm, virus destroyer said:

    Don’t reset the phone at all..
    Just open the youtube and login gmail and then go to play store you’ll able to access the play store.

    Virus

    Reply

  289. February 25, 2013 at 4:44 pm, kangah said:

    working data connection. android version:2.3.4. model number: MT15a

    Reply

  290. March 11, 2013 at 8:21 am, Nisar said:

    Thank you :-)

    Reply

  291. March 11, 2013 at 9:59 am, adnan said:

    i wish , i could also send a msg of thx ….. it works for me ….. or bala bala …….plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz help me out m having htc . …. and the same msg is comming … u cant established the relaible data service …. i checked my back ground data … i reset my phone factory i did all the things which mentioned on ur page / comments … but i could find a solution …….plz plz plz it had been 14 days am trying to add google account ……. plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz help me out

    Reply

    • March 13, 2013 at 11:37 am, Darryl said:

      I contacted GOOGLE regarding this issue and they told me when you get this message, it generally means that your device is no longer supported by GOOGLE. I can still access the internet, but nothing associated with the GOOGLE framework. I CAN still access Gmail and Youtube through the browser, but none of the GOOGLE services (Play, etc. ) or any of the apps work since the device is no longer supported. Hope this helps someone.

      Reply

  292. March 13, 2013 at 1:50 am, Parthasarathy said:

    Youtube trick has worked well today to me….

    Reply

  293. March 21, 2013 at 9:51 am, ruby said:

    i dont know what to do..when i want to add my gmail account (i put my email n password…loading..then server setting come out..ask about domain/username..password..server..)what should i put at the domain/ username actually?..when i click next it loading and then it said that unable to open connection to server..sometimes it said this server requires features your phone does not support..plis anybody help me..bcoz of this i cant open my play store..huhu

    Reply

  294. March 29, 2013 at 2:53 am, hallowman said:

    check and correct yout time and date settings

    Reply

  295. March 31, 2013 at 9:02 pm, Katie said:

    I had background data turned off on my phone – Telecom T903. Oops!

    Reply

  296. April 06, 2013 at 1:18 am, amy said:

    i’ve tried many time but still not working…
    anybody can help me…
    samsung galaxy sIII GT-I9300

    Reply

  297. April 11, 2013 at 2:31 am, Thomas said:

    When you go to “Accounts” prior adding your account, enable background data and try adding your account.
    This will solve the problem

    Reply

  298. April 12, 2013 at 6:22 pm, Naffy said:

    First you just have to adjust the correct TIME and DATE

    Reply

  299. May 08, 2013 at 11:17 am, shauna said:

    I have a sony ericson experia phone and I want to download viber but my market app.on my phone wont sign me in when I put my google sign in information in it says “can’t establish a reliable data connection to the server” what does this mean? What does this mean?

    Reply

  300. May 16, 2013 at 6:17 am, toma said:

    my phone cannot connect to the google server,….what the solution that i can do???

    Reply

  301. June 09, 2013 at 10:05 am, vijeet said:

    Very simple.
    1- re start your home modem.
    2- reset ur mobile android.
    3-tap data syn activate it.(tick it)
    4-connect using gmail.

    it worked for me.

    Reply

  302. July 20, 2013 at 6:36 am, Hillary said:

    Am having difficult to sign in with my account to google server.
    What can i do??
    Help me…

    Reply

  303. July 21, 2013 at 7:18 pm, al said:

    nothing worked for me.as if google blocked my phone.i did hard reset, youtube trick,no sim, etc.still cannot establish a reliable data connection when i tried to use my existing account or even create new account with google for my android phone.

    Reply

  304. July 27, 2013 at 8:12 pm, mouad said:

    thank you :)

    Reply

  305. August 07, 2013 at 12:28 am, saleh said:

    i cannt connect with google servers in my android micromax A27 phone

    Reply

  306. August 15, 2013 at 5:10 pm, Praveen said:

    Thanks to the first commenter! Restarting the phone without SIM and connecting to WiFi worked like a charm!!!

    Reply

  307. August 16, 2013 at 1:42 pm, Mushtaque said:

    I have tried that method but still not working.

    Reply

  308. August 23, 2013 at 5:16 am, SC said:

    Youtube tip didn’t work for me on HTC Wildfire S, but switching off removing SIM, then trying did – result!

    Reply

  309. August 27, 2013 at 11:43 am, Arjun Naik said:

    I am very happy

    Reply

  310. September 18, 2013 at 7:20 am, Ajith Ran said:

    My phone is not communicating with google server.

    Reply

  311. September 22, 2013 at 12:32 am, Rickylaurio said:

    I cant sign in to google wat is the problem?

    Reply

  312. September 25, 2013 at 3:01 am, Neilzealand said:

    Got a Samsung galaxy mini. Took sim card out and turned off phone. reset factory settings and turned back on and went to connect but said no sim card. turned phone off and inserted sim card . turned phone on and touch gmail tab on main screen went through directions and now have access. need to allow location for it to work i feel as i think i didnt do that before as didnt understand it :)

    Reply

  313. October 05, 2013 at 5:40 pm, melissa said:

    It says can not connect to server then i lost sound to everything. Took it in to get fixed and the guy erased everything accidently so i lost everything and now on top of that i have no sound on anything. What can i do?

    Reply

  314. October 24, 2013 at 11:01 am, alma lopez said:

    back my data

    Reply

  315. November 09, 2013 at 7:48 pm, william said:

    I alreay reset factory data 3 times but it still didnt work..

    Reply

  316. November 10, 2013 at 10:02 pm, akira said:

    take the sim card out, work wonder, thankz man, thankz god!!!!!!!!!!

    Reply

  317. November 20, 2013 at 2:44 pm, javasade scott said:

    i dont want to reset my phone i just wanna set up my google account to my phone.

    Reply

  318. November 23, 2013 at 4:28 pm, squidy said:

    IF YOU HAVE A ROOTED PHONE, TRY THIS FIX. IT WORKED WONDERS FOR ME! If you use this fix, reboot your phone afterwards and it will work flawlessly :)

    Reply

  319. December 03, 2013 at 11:20 pm, Thomas said:

    Error 67freaking like constantly.ahhhhhhh android!!!! Gov phone sucks!

    Reply

  320. December 05, 2013 at 9:51 am, jrenze said:

    all off this is not working on my flare 2.0 can some body help me t fix this problem!! i beg you sir/mam please help me

    Reply

  321. December 06, 2013 at 3:18 am, Ivy said:

    i cannot connect my Tablet to google,so i reset my tablet.i try to add account but still don’t work,i can connect WIFI ( connect/share to my company wifi ),but still can not connet google server.Do i need to know about IP adress?

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  322. December 11, 2013 at 3:41 pm, Roxanna said:

    I did a factory reset on my phone and am trying to recover my contacts from gmail account onto my phone.
    I could not add google account and had to create a new one to even start up google on my phone. I had signed in originally with my google email address and password on the phone.

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    • December 17, 2013 at 8:01 pm, john said:

      > did u back up ur stuff to ur sd before u did that?

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  323. December 18, 2013 at 11:57 pm, haider ayaz said:

    hi!
    i using HTC wildfire S
    when i hard reset my mobile phone after that i couldn’t access my g mail account,when i input id and password they says that ‘it could be a temporary problem or your phone may not be provisioned for data services if it continues call costumer care’ what can i do?

    i have again reset my mobile phone but nothing happened then i just restart the phone without the SIM card, and connect to some WiFi but doesn’t works…
    PLEASE HELP ME WHAT CAN I DO??

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  324. December 19, 2013 at 4:30 am, nazia said:

    I have restore date but not sing in becouse cant establish data coneection plz help me

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  325. December 20, 2013 at 1:49 am, Saad Yousaf said:

    YouTube thing really works seriously!!!!

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  326. December 22, 2013 at 4:14 am, muzammil hussain said:

    cant find background data in android vesion 4.0.3 in my htc sensation xe
    ad none of the other options are working for me
    please help me out with this problem

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  327. December 23, 2013 at 3:54 am, hamza said:

    I did the factory reset than that sim method nothing is working I have a q mobile A500 help me do it

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  328. December 23, 2013 at 7:19 am, hassaan said:

    Once the phone reboots, i have a same problem to input the google account information when the phone asks for it.

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  329. December 23, 2013 at 7:39 am, muzammil hussain said:

    i was also having same problems and none of the solutions worked for me than i got an idea and i visited to my friends house who has a differnett wi fi. when i try to log in there with my google id it worked and i was logged in :)

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  330. December 23, 2013 at 9:40 am, arsalan said:

    Can’t establish a reliable data connection to the server. This could be a temporary problem or your phone may not be provisioned for data services. If it continues contact customer care.

    can anyone help me with that? HTC Desire HD

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  331. December 23, 2013 at 9:43 am, muzammil hussain said:

    Maybe you should try my method of logging in from an unknown wi fi network.i was also not sure about this method nor i hav read it anywhere but luckily it worked for me. I would be really sorry but the most i could do to you is giving you this idea because the other ideas of youtube and resetting and rebooting fone without the simcard also didnt work for.me

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  332. December 23, 2013 at 11:09 pm, LenocEiram said:

    Still ant log in to gmail. what should i do?
    i try your suggestions but still it didnt work :(

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  333. December 27, 2013 at 10:46 pm, jhwefved said:

    thanks bro…:)

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  334. January 23, 2014 at 3:26 pm, Alidu said:

    I have a problem with my phone after a reset, it can’t establish a reliable data connection to the google server. please help me to know what to do

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  335. January 29, 2014 at 1:59 pm, HeroKing said:

    I did a hard reset and after that the problem occured!
    What do i need to do?

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  336. February 07, 2014 at 9:01 pm, Mike Martin said:

    THANK YOU!! I bought a Motorola Defy Pro XT560 to use in Indonesia and was so frustrated for days by this, reading all the chatter about service providers, etc. I knew my old phone worked fine on the data network, so why wouldn’t my “new improved” phone? I figure the solution was some small setting somewhere, but can’t believe it was just a matter of logging in to YouTube. I had already tried all the other suggestions. Now if I can only get my portable hotspot to work, I’ll be giddy!! I am now a big fan and will be checking your site for other solutions. I would probably have returned the phone by now, but being overseas it wasn’t really an option. Again, a HUGE THANK YOU!!

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  337. February 13, 2014 at 3:41 pm, Robert said:

    Nothing on this page worked for me, I do not have a sim card though and will not get one.. it was working until today and don’t know what happened.

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  338. February 14, 2014 at 5:30 am, Booldool95 said:

    Hey guys, my android phone has had this problem of a few weeks now..I’ve tried everything from resetting to removing the sim also the youtube trick BLA BLA BLA…..but. Nothing seems t work…is there a solution? Lol I hope so coz my apps have started to lag and need an update. Please help

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  339. February 16, 2014 at 12:05 pm, Dave said:

    worked for me. my son had an android laptop for xmas and that wouldn’t connect. did the full reset and now he’s play storing like a good-un. many thanks from the uk.

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  340. March 10, 2014 at 3:58 am, macario said:

    thank you i did reset my phone without simcard and i combine it with youtube solution, guess what this was amazing :) my problem is solved, thanks lot guys

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  341. March 12, 2014 at 9:00 am, awie said:

    Still can’t log in. Please help

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  342. March 15, 2014 at 5:15 am, urwa said:

    Plz help me.my google account not open in sony ericsson.i already reset cel.but account not open.plz plz help me

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  343. March 15, 2014 at 5:21 am, urwa said:

    I can not open my google account.when i open it said can not establisg reliable data connection to the server.i reset my cel but get no access.plz help me

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  344. March 19, 2014 at 12:58 pm, mark said:

    take out the sin turn off the phone and turn the pohone back on and it should work then put back in the sim

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  345. March 20, 2014 at 11:24 pm, ji8lle tampos said:

    cant establish reliable data connection to the server

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  346. March 25, 2014 at 3:07 am, farhan said:

    just put your phone in aeroplane mode and then login your gmail account
    it worked for me
    i wish i did it before reseting my phone..lolz

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  347. March 27, 2014 at 11:22 am, Danny said:

    Just follow this method method, it works :)

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  348. March 30, 2014 at 4:53 pm, Rek RERE Metalista said:

    The YouTub trick worked like magic! I have a Gmail account but I was able to log to my play stole though I was logged tony Gmail It kept on giving me er(or that the username is not valid! I Put my mobile Oh aic plane mode then t- rned it off & logged to YT then to Play Store & It worked ! not sure if the airplane mode has to do anything with this but In sure the yT does :) btw I have the latest Xperia Mobile ultra !)

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  349. March 31, 2014 at 12:58 am, Mahesh Kumar said:

    1. Make sure you have a ROOT ACCESS on your Device.
    2. Install Root Explorer, Run App, Grant SU Access.
    3. Browse root / etc… at the top of your screen you will see mount R/O and mount R/W…
    4.Tap mount R/W
    5.Look for host file, long press it and open with text editor.
    6. just Add # (pound sign) on the first number.
    like this:

    #74.125.93.113(just one space)android.clients.google.com

    SAVE IT and Reboot.
    Now you can connect to Google Play very well.

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  350. April 01, 2014 at 7:33 am, Ninkal said:

    I have try all the method but still problem continuously.. So if new method come to mail me

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  351. April 04, 2014 at 10:29 am, farhad khan said:

    Hello everyone. I was looking for the problem but at the end of day every one suggesting youtube trick. My friends youtube has been banned in Pakistan. So kindly suggest other solution for us…………Pakistanis

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  352. April 05, 2014 at 3:37 am, JAUFAR PALEKKODAN said:

    Guys!!! Mr.Kirk, your instructions I followed, it didn’t quite work but as I’m using a Sony Xperia V phone, there is this PC comparison software for sony xperia cell phones. In it there was an option for update but when I clicked it, it said it was having the latest update. another option was there was for repair and that repair fixed my probs!!! Anywayz, thank you for your suggestions guys. ( I guess it’ll only work for sony users)!!! Anyways I suggest you to repair your software, don’t reset your factory and all. repairing won’t remove any application.

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  353. April 08, 2014 at 6:24 am, Gaurav said:

    Youtube log in worked…wwowwwwwwwwwwww thankk uuuu so muucchhh thank uuuuu infinite

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  354. April 10, 2014 at 7:43 pm, Ben said:

    This worked!

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