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By Amphibliam, Senior Member on 15th May 2012, 10:34 PM
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If you have root, then be careful. If you authorize 10 devices (different ROMs) to your Google Account, then you can't add any more. It used to be as simple as deauthorizing devices every time you reach you limit. As of now, you can only deauthorize 4 device PER YEAR. Be careful...I just had to reupload all my music to a different account because of this.

MEGA SUPER ULTRA EDIT: Google appears to have fixed the issue. Both Adrynalyne and I can now deauthorize devices. It still says the 4 device restriction applies, but seems to be fixed. YAY GOOGLE!
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15th May 2012, 10:37 PM |#2  
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Good thing I just deauthorized all but two devices! This blows

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15th May 2012, 10:38 PM |#3  
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when did this start happening? I unauthorized devices all the time on my account.
15th May 2012, 10:50 PM |#4  
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I called and they said it happened within the last 60 days. They couldn't do anything, but passed it onto Level 2 Tech Support and will email me if they can manually deauthorize my devices.
15th May 2012, 10:57 PM |#5  
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15th May 2012, 11:07 PM |#6  
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How does Google determine if your device is the same or not? Something in build.prop? If when flashing between ROMs we keep this value the same, your device would always appear to be the same. Problem solved.

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15th May 2012, 11:12 PM |#7  
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Good thing I just deauthorized all but two devices! This blows

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Me too! I did just check to make sure it wouldn't let me deauthorize anymore, and Amphibliam is correct. Quite a bummer. Do let us know if you are able to manually deauth any devices or if any other workarounds are found.
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15th May 2012, 11:12 PM |#8  
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How does Google determine if your device is the same or not? Something in build.prop? If when flashing between ROMs we keep this value the same, your device would always appear to be the same. Problem solved.

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I think it has to do with how the app authenticates with your Google account. Each time you click "allow" on the prompt to allow the Music app access to your account counts as an activation.
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I'm stealing this info thanks

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15th May 2012, 11:22 PM |#10  
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Def. Need to find a way around this. I'm maxed out on deauthorizations and I'm at 8 devices.

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15th May 2012, 11:25 PM |#11  
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I think it has to do with how the app authenticates with your Google account. Each time you click "allow" on the prompt to allow the Music app access to your account counts as an activation.

Last time I changed ROMs and restored Google Music with data via MyBackup, it didn't ask me to authorize - it was already authorized. Potential work around?
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