PSA: It’s not your phone or ROM, Google servers are down

Google server error sign in

Don’t freak out, it’s not your phone (or ROM). It appears Google servers are down and as many of you have already discovered, you’ll be noticing the odd sign in errors. But like we said, don’t fret. We’re sure Google’s elves will have everything back up and running in no time. In the meantime, grab a sandwich. We don’t think it’s related to tonight’s Google Play event, or tomorrow’s rumored Nexus 5 release (sorry, we had to). Speaking of, where the heck is the Nexus 5 already?

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  • Jordan Caviness

    i guess it explains this…

    • Chris Chavez

      But it doesn’t explain your old English font. O_o

      • Jordan Caviness

        excuse me sir, but it is CASTLE font, Not old english. old english is too hard to read..

        • Chris Chavez

          Just giving you a hard time. :P

          • Jordan Caviness

            i know Mr. Chavez

    • Tomáš Petrík

      How can you possibly use this font??

      • Jordan Caviness

        i just can..been using since May…i like it..i could read it without issues… we all have different tastes….

      • ari_free

        It’s very halloweenish

        • Jordan Caviness


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  • Abstract

    First GTA and now this!

    I might have to actually go outside…

    • mrV

      hahaha ^_^

  • drspikes

    Thanks! Just happened to me. You saved me 30 minutes of tinkering!

  • issact

    Wow, you guys are quick on the reporting! I was worried. :p

  • Kishan

    Wow! Google! Just before your Google play event?!?!

  • blest

    Lol aight. I was losing it.

  • Owl

    Thanks for the update. Was getting worried

  • nofearofimaginarymen

    Thank you. I updated my rom just a minute ago and got the same message. Came here and now I know what’s going on.

  • Angel De La Riva

    Well I sure picked a great time to factory reset my phone…

  • Rudy Belova

    Of all my google accounts, Only my gmail account is having issues. My google apps free accounts are working fine. They’re doing something with standard google accounts possibly.

  • danycagiva

    omg and i thought my rom was broken. Just wanted to flash cm 10.2 to try another rom. isn´t this a little bit weird? Right before the Google Play Event the Servers went down.

  • Sean

    Nevertheless, I’m getting ready for the apocalypse. If Google’s servers are down surely the end is nigh.

  • Damien Winning Brown

    hmmmmm wonder why they’re down….

  • CGS

    Geez I was just flipping out a little, every time I unlock my phone it’s been giving me that screen.

  • Brett

    This happened JUST as I unlocked my bootloader. I was flipping out.

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      • Brett

        Good to know that it’s just a server crash, perhaps overloaded by NSA contact list retrievals or email sweeps.

        • AsakuraZero

          Lol it happened when . Took out my brand new Xperia z1, I was about to flip it.

          Also the downloads are pretty slow

          • Brett

            Yeah, I’ve been re-downloading all my apps and it’s taking forever. And the panic resumed when I actually bricked my device trying to root it. Flashed it back to stock and everything is right in the world.

  • Philip Arnason

    I’ve already had lunch, can I grab a KitKat instead?

  • Anthony Walker

    Good. I rooted my S4 last night and I thought I phucked up the phone.

  • Jc

    Does this include the news and weather native app? Been saying this app has stopped working all day… Galaxy nexus.

  • Bobby A

    Just came back up for me.

  • danycagiva

    Looks like its working again. Everything syncs and no screens with logins

  • flashfast2000

    Up again.

  • danycagiva

    just saw this

    • ChristianMcC

      That’s from last week. Not cool…

      • danycagiva

        Nope. Last week there was the Nexus 5 shown on the play store

        • ChristianMcC

          Yep, and the N4 was off of the play store for some times. I saw that exact page, less the ads for the N7, and Acer C7; USA page shows HP Chromebook and N10 ads. Are you in Germany? Because that time was what made me think you were trying to pull the wool.

          • danycagiva

            yup im in germany. And this happened the first time here. Maybe N5 will be released, because that would be awesome

          • ChristianMcC

            That’s what I’m expecting, based on the rumbling. Also, your screen says 3 sizes, and there are only 2…

          • danycagiva

            Thats not my screen. Got it from one guy from g+

          • ChristianMcC

            Gotcha, well either way…

  • anonymously_redacted

    I just about threw a customer’s phone through a window over this…. Then my sister in law texted me about it, and my phone did it while responding.

  • danycagiva Take a look

    • Cesar Ortiz

      What is this beauty?

      • danycagiva

        No idea. But somehow there is something happening.

  • HeatFan441

    Chris Chavez, do you know what is going on at the Google Play event right now? Could it be related to this outage in any shape or form?

    • Chris Chavez

      Nah, it’s just a party — not an announcement — so it’s business as usual at Google.

      • HeatFan441

        Great, Google just really knows how to mess with consumers. They’re practically ready to release the Nexus 5 and Android 4.4.

  • BaldyPal

    i got to ask, what does PSA stand for?

    • Delmar

      Public service announcemen, example: Eminem’s psa’s on his albums lol

    • Jason E Perkins

      Public service announcement.

  • InspectorGadget80

    I was wondering why it took me 3 times to log in my Google acct when I finally bought my nexus 7(1st gen) I know put my passwords 3 times after fail. But went it no problems now.

  • Charles Keisler

    Elves? Is that what they’re calling it guys now?

    • Leonardo Leal

      Better than Goblins… or Oompa Loompas. :P

  • Mason Karle

    I use GV as my primary #, and I couldn’t text my wife at all yesterday or even use Hangouts which we use a lot! Then after things came back up…I received an MMS from a friend (to my GV# mind you). I got the message….but no picture, but oddly enough in my email forwarded from GV was the same text with the picture he sent me! Are they getting ready for HangoutsGV integration!? I hope so!!!