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Google server outage leads to sign-in errors

2012 09 19 23.51.06 - for some reason we don't have an alt tag hereA few hours ago, many people started seeing errors on their Android devices, stating there was a “Sign-in error” for their accounts. Attempts to sign in (the only option available) immediately returned the same error, but everything appeared to sync and function normally. The cause appears to be related to Google Now servers being down.

While Google Now is primarily an Android Jelly Bean property, those in the root world have had access to Google Now ports for ICS and may be seeing errors, as well.

There’s no word yet on what the cause may be for the outage, although as the product is very new there’s a good chance the outage was simply growing pains being taken care of before they reared their ugly head.

This does highlight a lack of detailed error reporting in Google Products that ought to be addressed. The error (shown in the picture) is pretty useless for attempting to figure out what is going on.

While some are reporting the service is back and running, for a few (myself included), it appears that it’s still down. Your situation may vary.

[Android Central]
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14 thoughts on “Google server outage leads to sign-in errors

  • Avatar of TwhiT

    Wow thanks for some info on this, my evo lte running the newest meanrom is intermittently experiencing this tonight.

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    • Avatar of Paul E King

      Running Meanrom 42 or 43 personally. Working at the moment again for me…

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  • Thanks for the info! I ran Rom Cleaner last night and I thought I might have borked something.

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  • Avatar of Dan Davis

    I updated Paranoid last night and I thought I had messed up my account somehow.I am glad I saw this when I did. Thanks for the info.

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  • Avatar of Cubsrule

    I got this too but all is good now.

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  • Avatar of Abraham

    EVO 3D on meanROM with Google Now installed. Happened to me hours ago, went away about 1 hour later after it started.

    Thanks for letting us know though, glad I was not the only one.

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  • Avatar of Chrislvb

    I’m running MikLatTE and I started seeing this last night. It is still down this morning for me. I have been getting an error message periodically saying maps has stopped running, but it never interfered with Google Now if I opened it up. I guess I will just have t wait until they work out the bugs.

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  • Avatar of D. Stroya

    Oh, good. I thought I messed something up.

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  • Avatar of Chrislvb

    It’s back up and running now for me.

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  • I never did notice anything on my GN, was this limited to EVOs running Google now?

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    • Avatar of Paul E King

      no, evidently several brands of phones had an issue… if you look at the linked piece, that was a GNex forum.

      I didn’t think to bring up any other devices because, well, I was sleepy…

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  • Avatar of jmagnt7

    Thanks for the info Paul, almost emailed last night about it. I figured was Google Now but when I woke up all was good so I forgot all about it. :-P. MEAN ROM 4.3

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  • Avatar of Greg M

    Had outage for about 1 hour on my GS3 running stock ROM, rooted and with a ported version of Google Now. Been fine ever since.

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  • Avatar of etiyi

    Ahhh. So that’s what that was about.

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