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[SOLUTION]Cannot add Google account after factory reset


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  1. jimrin

    jimrin Member

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    Thanks! I have an old Sony Xperia x10 mini running on CyanogenMod 7.2. I thought I would see what I could do with the phone even with the limited 256MB memory for applications... Especially since Google Play Services was often taking over 100MB, I would run into problems now and then. Not sure how related it was, but even though I had connection to the Internet, I couldn't get Google Play to work. Usually, after clearing cache or data, I was able to get it to work, but then it happened again and I wasn't able to get it to work. Without being able to remove all Google accounts without resetting the phone to factory defaults, I was hoping to find another solution... and this one worked like a charm! If you have root access, then you'll be able to modify the hosts file. I already had Root Browser, so I just used its text editor to modify the hosts file and it worked like a charm! Thanks!
     

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  2. WolfySylveon

    WolfySylveon New Member

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    I've been having a problem with editing host, it doesn't allow me to save the edit at all. It only says that it's unable to save.
     

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  3. Zue

    Zue New Member

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    I am having the same problem with my lenovo a3300. I cant seemed to save the edited host file. Do let me know if you've managed to resolved. Tq.
     
  4. Oluwasola adebayo

    Oluwasola adebayo New Member

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    It works for me, but after login my play store won't connect showing connection error (RH-01)
     
  5. electricpete

    electricpete Well-Known Member

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    Maybe try undoing the previous changes to the hosts file? (I assume they are no longer needed once you've successfully logged into your Google account but I'm not positive)
     
  6. electricpete

    electricpete Well-Known Member

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    btw an alternative to solution to the one posted by op:

    if you happen to have another phone with the same Google account that has wifi access (doesn't need carrier service) and has nfc (like my old S4), then you can use that to transfer your Google account into the phone after factory reset.
     
  7. bowspot

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    Thanks a lot
     
  8. Welcome to the forums! We're so glad to have you here! Have fun! Stay safe! But, I don't know what root is or how to get it on my tablet so can someone please help me with that if you can please? Thank you!
     
  9. anirudh kakkar

    anirudh kakkar New Member

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    Thanks a lot bro it really worked , God bless you. :D:D:D
     
  10. Fayface

    Fayface New Member

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    I followed all your directions and was unable to save edited host file with the total commander Did a search for a better host editor came up with the host editor apk downloaded it to my sd card edited the host file and success I now have Google play and my account on My factory reset Umi Iron Phone
     
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  11. Panos Nikolakakis

    Panos Nikolakakis New Member

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    man you are the best. You just saved my phone.
     
  12. SunnyMoon

    SunnyMoon New Member

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    Thank you very much for your post! I'm sure this will be the solution after searching and reading on internet without success.

    However, I'm still one step away from the solution.

    I downloaded Total Commander Android on my phone (since my Google Play is not working I used Internet to download). It says 'Installed', but I can't find anywhere on the phone this app (I did reboot the phone and went into application manager to look). I appreciate if anyone can help. Thanks in advance!
     
  13. SunnyMoon

    SunnyMoon New Member

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    Does anyone know where to find the file when connecting the phone to computer? The file path?
     
  14. Xavier Black

    Xavier Black Well-Known Member

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    Best Answer
    Here is the app itself, its totally safe..enjoy it.
     

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  15. SunnyMoon

    SunnyMoon New Member

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    Thank you! I have downloaded the file and was able to install it on my phone.

    When I open the file 'hosts', it only contains the first line: 127.0.0.1 localhost. And I can't save the file, got "Error writng to file: /etc/hosts" message. Is there any setup I can do to be ale to edit the file? Thanks.
     
  16. Xavier Black

    Xavier Black Well-Known Member

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    If I am not wrong, you have to be rooted...
     
  17. sam249

    sam249 New Member

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    Signed up in this forum just to say thanks to this post. Thank you very much
     

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