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{FIX} Can’t establish a reliable connection to the server


Few days back , I faced a serious issue with my phone. I was not able to access Google Playstore despite the fact that I had a working internet connection. Whenever I tried to connect , I get this error “Can’t establish a reliable connection to the server”.


According to Google ;

This could be a temporary problem or your Android device is not provisioned for data services

After series of trial and error , I was finally able to get my playstore working. Here’s how I fixed Can’t establish a reliable connection to the server error on playstore.

How to Easily Fix Can’t establish a reliable connection to the server

Right in your Android system , there’s a file called Hosts. This file houses Google playstore’s IP Address ; you just need to do some editing and your playstore will be up and running.

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Before you can edit this file your phone needs to be rooted. You can Check Here for rooting  tutorials.

After successfully rooting , download Total Commander and grant it root access.

Launch Total Commander , Open System file root and look for a folder called Etc


Open the Etc folder , scroll down , look for a file called hosts. Click on it and Edit file

Edit Host

Now look closely. You will notice there are 2 IP addresses on different lines. Now all you need to do is put # in front of the IP address on the second line . Save the file.


After saving , Reboot your device.  And Welcome to Playstore!!!!!

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  1. i think you are the best thanks so much after being close to smash my tablet i stumble into
    ur post:-)thanks once again

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