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How to fix Google apps not connecting to internet after rooting - hovatek - 01-16-2017

After rooting, a few users encounter problems with Google applications not being able to connect to or access the internet. This of course means you can't login. The affected apps could include (but isn't limited to) Gmail, Google Play Store, Google accounts, Google Hangouts, Contacts sync, Google Drive, Google maps etc. To confirm that this issue is root related, these apps are able to connect to the internet once the phone is unrooted.
The problem is the hosts file

How to fix internet connection issues / problems on Google applications after rooting


Follow the steps below to fix internet connection errors on Google apps after rooting

  1. Root the phone
  2. Download and install a root browser apk like ROM Toolbox lite or ES file explorer
  3. Navigate to System > Etc folder
  4. Open the hosts file using a note editor
  5. It should look something like

    Code:
    127.0.0.1 localhost
    ::1  ip6-localhost
    127.179.155.107 android.clients.google.com

  6. Skip the first line, delete everything else then save and reboot the phone
  7. If that doesn't work then delete the hosts file
  8. Sometimes, logging into your Google account (on a browser) and disabling 2-step verification does the trick

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RE: How to fix Google apps not working or connecting to the internet after rooting - vingalzy - 03-10-2017

Which line should I skip???

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RE: How to fix Google apps not working or connecting to the internet after rooting - vingalzy - 03-10-2017

(01-16-2017, 01:27 PM)hovatek Wrote:  [Image: Hovatek_google_apps_wont_connect_to_inte...ting-1.png]

After rooting, a few users encounter problems with Google applications not being able to connect to or access the internet. This of course means you can't login. The affected apps could include (but isn't limited to) Gmail, Google Play Store, Google accounts, Google Hangouts, Contacts sync, Google Drive, Google maps etc. To confirm that this issue is root related, these apps are able to connect to the internet once the phone is unrooted.
The problem is the hosts file

How to fix internet connection issues / problems on Google applications after rooting
  • Root the phone
  • Download and install a root browser apk like ROM Toolbox lite or ES file explorer
  • Navigate to System > Etc folder
  • Open the hosts file using a note editor
  • It should look something like

Code:
127.0.0.1 localhost
::1  ip6-localhost
127.179.155.107 android.clients.google.com
  • Skip the first line, delete everything else then save and reboot the phone
  • If that doesn't work then delete the hosts file
  • Sometimes, logging into your Google account (on a browser) and disabling 2-step verification does the trick
Which line should I skip???


RE: How to fix Google apps not working or connecting to the internet after rooting - hovatek - 03-11-2017

(03-10-2017, 07:38 PM)vingalzy Wrote:  Which line should I skip???

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Skip 127.0.0.1 localhost


RE: How to fix Google apps not working or connecting to the internet after rooting - tyli - 12-08-2017

None of the solutions worked for me


RE: How to fix Google apps not working or connecting to the internet after rooting - hovatek - 12-08-2017

(12-08-2017, 04:29 PM)tyli Wrote:  None of the solutions worked for me

Are you using a VPN app?


RE: How to fix Google apps not working or connecting to the internet after rooting - tyli - 12-09-2017

No I'm not


RE: How to fix Google apps not working or connecting to the internet after rooting - hovatek - 12-09-2017

(12-09-2017, 07:12 AM)tyli Wrote:  No I'm not

Do they resume working once you unroot and how did you root?


RE: How to fix Google apps not working or connecting to the internet after rooting - tyli - 12-14-2017

(12-09-2017, 03:05 PM)hovatek Wrote:  
(12-09-2017, 07:12 AM)tyli Wrote:  No I'm not

Do they resume working once you unroot and how did you root?



RE: How to fix Google apps not working or connecting to the internet after rooting - tyli - 12-14-2017

I rooted via kingo root i haven't tried to unroot it. Let me give it a try