Adventures of a wannabe geek!

Ranting within

Error in Android 2.1

I have today just set up a Google Apps account to replace my old email addresses as they have started spamming consistently. So I wanted to add my Google apps account to my Samsung Galaxy S but when going to Gmail and trying to add an account it was telling me:

"Signing in... 
Your phone is communicating with Google servers and setting up your 
account. This may take up to five minutes."
 

This was then followed by the message:

"Can't establish a reliable data connection to the server.
This could be a temporary problem or your SIM card may not be provisioned 
for data services. If it continues, call Customer Care."
 

I’ve been racking my brains all day on how to fix this. I have Googled it and read all sorts of articles that suggest a factory reset will help. I really didn’t want to do that. I tried using Google talk and trying that – still nothing

I finally read that if i tried to sign into the build in YouTube application on my phone then it would work! I tried it – success!

What a ridiculous bug – in order to add a second Google mail account to my phone I had to sign into YouTube? This is the type of thing that will ruin an OS as its been a bug since early 2010. I’m sure i wouldn’t have had this trouble with a WP7