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[Tutorial] How to fix Google apps not working or connecting to the internet after rooting

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(This post was last modified: 01-16-2017, 06:28 PM by hovatek. )

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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



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Which line should I skip???

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

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Skip 127.0.0.1 localhost
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None of the solutions worked for me
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(12-08-2017, 04:29 PM)tyli Wrote: None of the solutions worked for me

Are you using a VPN app?
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No I'm not
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(12-09-2017, 07:12 AM)tyli Wrote: No I'm not

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