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Root Tip:Can't establish a reliable data connection to the server

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by rezajune, Aug 30, 2010.

  1. rezajune

    rezajune Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Nov 2, 2009
    San Diego CA
    If you get this message "Can't establish a reliable data connection to the server" when you are trying to add a gmail account there is a solution without "Hard Factory reset" :p

    first you must root your phone.

    then you must delete the settings file.

    1. adb remount
    2. adb shell
    3. su
    4. rm /data/data/com.android.providers.settings/databases/settings.db
    5.restart phone

    this will reset your phone settings without hard factory reset so you can add more gmail accounts. Worked for me. I can not believe that this is happening and the only solution google is offering is to hard factory reset the phone.

    BTW: I did not make this up. The credit goes to thread #16 and #49.

    Issue 3477 - android - HTC Hero - can't sign Gmail account if user skips signing when initially using the phone. - Project Hosting on Google Code

    This is very important and I hope this becomes a sticky.


  2. CognitoCon

    CognitoCon New Member

    Jun 10, 2011
    For me to get it to work on the latest GB Liberty release I had to try to access the market, than click skip and then click sign in the next time it popped up saying it was required....

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