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[Q] Google Play Error 403 after factory reset [MOVE REQUESTED]

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It's happenin' to me too unfortunately. International S3 (i9300) after I wiped it.
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Argh, wish i saw this thread sooner. Been pulling my hair out over this all day. I also done a factory reset and "boom" 403 error.

I'm using Aptoide for a backup store until play store fixes this issue.

I have S4 I9505

EDIT: Working again now 😄
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It started working on my end, and i have nothing to do with this. Very intriguing.
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same here withe the moto g running kitkat 4.4.2
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happens to me too.. on two different nexus 5 with different accounts

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Seems to up and running again on my One (stock)
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Maybe it can help:

FEB 11, 2014
Google Play Store is experiencing yet another partial downtime and is bringing up the dreaded 403 error message for a good number of Android users.

Actually this error has come up once in a while, often randomly and without any explanation given afterwards. It's not exactly a fatal error but it does prevent users from downloading or updating apps. It can be an annoyance and an inconvenience at worst.

Unfortunately for users, there isn't really anything they can do about it, other than wait, and maybe complain(...).
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It happened to me on new galaxy s4 mini and i tried everything that i could find on the forum.... but nothing worked.
When i connected the Samsung account the 403 error was gone. Iam not sure why but it worked. Hope that helps the samsung users.

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