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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Car Guy, Oct 28, 2010.

  1. Car Guy

    Car Guy Newbie
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    I've searched and not found this problem.

    The first day I had the phone I set up my company account, managed with Google Apps. Didn't need to read the manual, just followed the screen prompts, no problems. A few days later I created a personal Gmail account, and set it up with no problems.

    For the last few days I've had no luck getting another company account setup, again, managed with Google Apps. About a minute after hitting the sign in button I get a message, Couldn'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 services.

    I don't know why or what has changed. I've down loaded a couple of simple apps, a calendar, angry birds, a profile app and a gps app. I can log in online using the same username (email address) & password, so I know I've got it right.

    Any help would be appreciated.

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  2. irneb

    irneb Lurker

    I've got the same issue. I can connect perfectly to a normal email POP3/SMTP server, the web pages work fine also (I can connect to my Yahoo! mail through that). But I simply cannot configure GMail at all. After typing the username & password, the screen showing Signing in... shows for about 1min. Then the following message is displayed:

    Don't have a clue as to what to do. I've even tried browsing to gmail instead, but it seems to just do nothing on the https page when I want to log in - it's just blank, nothing shows at all (for hours).
  3. Susan301

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  4. Susan301

    Susan301 Lurker

    Same problem with HTC Legend - found posts on the Google mobile forum suggesting the only known fix is a factory reset of the phone. This worked for me, but you may lose apps you have already installed since getting your phone.

    Good luck
  5. Car Guy

    Car Guy Newbie
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    After much searching I found this; HTC Android market/gmail connection problem solution

    It seems much less invasive than rooting the phone or a hard reset.

    Can anyone verify that this solved their problem? I'm not feeling like a guinea pig at this stage of ownership.
  6. v4viccy

    v4viccy Lurker

    i have same problem in my galaxy apollo ''can't establish a reliable data connection''
    anyone please help
  7. irneb

    irneb Lurker

    I had to reset my Access Points ... strangely the defaults (Vlive!) created then simply worked. It seemed to be pre-set to some erroneous settings when I bought the phone. And connection to GMail was a breeze. But why the internet connection worked with these error-APN's I cannot understand. It works fine now, both the internet & gmail (calendar, contacts & mail).

    I haven't tried the link as mine's now working.
  8. v4viccy

    v4viccy Lurker

    @car guy: thanks man ur above link of htc solved my problem on galaxy apollo thanks again

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The Samsung Galaxy Apollo release date was July 2010. Features and Specs include a 3.2" inch screen, 3MP camera, 256GB RAM, processor, and 1500mAh battery.

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