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Android Market 'Server Unavailable'

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by squashbuddy, Dec 25, 2010.

  1. squashbuddy

    squashbuddy New Member
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    Hey everyone

    My specs:
    Phone: HTC Hero
    Locale: Danish
    Carrier: Oister (3)

    My problem: I've been having this problem every since I got this phone. When i try to access the market, just before I can accept the terms of service, I get this error message 'Server Unavailable please try again later'. However it should be mentioned that I also had trouble syncing my google account to my phone. I just had an error message saying it couldn't establish a reliable data connection. I found a work-around by logging into my YouTube account and then the sync worked fine (google contacts, gmail etc.) but not the market.

    What I've been trying:
    - Hard reset a couple of times
    - Checking APN settings
    - Changing locale to english

    Anyone know a solution to this?

    Best regards,
    squashbuddy
     

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  2. UnSmartphone

    UnSmartphone Well-Known Member
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    i have issues with the market sometimes if im using wifi mode.. just a poke in the dark.
     
  3. sitlet

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    Have you tried wifi or just 3g? It sounds like you arent getting a 3g signal, which would be a problem fro your carrier.
     
  4. Rokcet Scientist

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    Like the gents above I can sometimes not connect to the market when I'm on a WiFi connection, which works fine with any other application like browsing, mail, etc., but I can connect to the market over 3G of course.

    Looks like the prob is on the market side. Not yours, buddy.
     
  5. XBeast

    XBeast New Member
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    We have been trying to connect to the appslib and get this same error with the Archos 5 and the 101. Been a problem all day. Assume something is wrong with their server and will wait to see if someone is in Sunday to solve it.
     
  6. Rokcet Scientist

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    On Sunday/Boxing Day? Yeah, right...
    Have you tried switching off WiFi and connecting over 3G?
     
  7. squashbuddy

    squashbuddy New Member
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    Thanks for all the replies

    I have been trying both 3g and WiFi and I don't think it's a server problem since my dad can connect to the market from hos HTC Desire on our WiFi.

    I think maybe the problem is that I didn't sync my google account at the initial setup and instead did the work-around.
     
  8. TheDood

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    I am having the exact same problem. i am a US carrier and have a htc hero. i get the same error message and have been having trouble with this for the past 3 days. I talked to sprint and they said that the error was being caused by Google's android server.
     
  9. squashbuddy

    squashbuddy New Member
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    It's just strange that a HTC Desire can connect to the market from the exact same network as I'm trying without any problems.
     
  10. TheDood

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    yah i dont know what to do, ive factory reset twice now and have tried everything to fix this. does anyone think i just have a faulty device? i can connect to the internet fine and everything else works... which is weird idk why i cant connect.
     

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