I finally bit the bullet and rooted / rom'd my phone and have been progressing through the list of roms in XDA to try and eliminate this problem.
However, the Play Store issues persist!!! I've tried about 6 roms and a couple of different Gapps, so what's the cause??
Is the problem in my
The Main Rom
The closest I came to finding an answer was this quote - "The issue lies with the wifi module in the kernel. I have a fix should be out by tomorrow" in here - http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...523609&page=30
I've tried the usual clearing cache, uninstalling services, rebooting, try downloading on 3g rather than wifi etc etc etc. But the point is this barely ever works, and We Shouldn't Have to do this!!!! I've googled till my fingers hurt... Any suggestions gratefully received. I love this phone and don't want to change!
My Phone is currently, Hboot 2.15, S-On, cm-11-20140104-SNAPSHOT-M2-ville, gapps-kk-20140105-signed. S4 1.5GHz model. TWRP 2.7 (I think)