Unable to use Google Services due to reliable connection? Fix it

Unable to have a reliable connection
Does the message "can't establish a reliable connection to the server" pops up when you try to sign in. Here are few fix for the problem.

Are you facing problem while signing in with your Google account in your Android device? Does the message say “can’t establish a reliable connection to the server.” Then here are few methods that could help you to fix the problem.

Method I: Set date and time

It turns out that for Google account verification and authentication there requires establishing a secure connection with Google’s server. The SSL certificate contains an expiration date which would be compared against the system date of the Android system. If the system date is too far, the validation would be failed, thus the connection cannot be established. So check your system date and time before adding account.

Method II: Update device software

The login problem might have caused due to device factory reset which would have deleted or modified system root files. So, it is better to update your software if available, to fix the problem.

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Method III: Rooting method

  1. You should have ROOT access.
  2. Install Root Explorer app and grant SuperUser Access.
  3. Browse root /etc.
  4. At the top of your screen you will see mount R/W. Tap on mount R/W.
  5. Look for host file, open with text editor.
  6. just add # (pound sign) on the first number.

It will look like: # android.clients.google.com

Save and reboot your device and you are done.

Method IV: Another Rooting method

  1. Android device should be ROOTED.
  2. Download Total Commander.apk from google.
  3. Install it in your android Smartphone.
  4. open the Total Commander from your Android mobile and go to File System root.
  5. Search for the folder etc and open it.
  6. Now search for the file name ‘ hosts ‘ and click on it.
  7. select edit file and add # on the first number.
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It will look like: # android.clients.google.com

Save it and reboot your device.

  • Even if you can’t login then you have to do a factory data reset.
  •  Go onto Recovery Mode, Factory Data Reset, wipe data.
  • Turn on the device and enjoy Google services.


These should fix the Authentication problem. But if the problem continues then you can try an alternative app store like play store to download apps and games at one place without a Google account.

Nikhil Azza

Writer of this post and an engineer. Rest who cares!

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1 Response

  1. Sweet star says:

    Oh my god 3rd method worked for me my store is loading and play games and I created an ID also super bro

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