I upgraded my phone from 4.3 MJE to 4.4.2 today with the instructions here http://youtu.be/tickH7zTEXQ
and everything seemed to be working fine until i realised i have no play store app. So i went to the internet and downloaded an apk. When trying to sign in i get a message saying there is a problem communicating with the Google servers. I tried a few different apks but all were giving me the same message. Ive been searching for a fix for the past few hours to my own chagrin. The guy at the top of this page http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...53357&page=802
seems to be having the same issue but i can not understand how to fix it like he did. If somebody could help that would be awesome.
I also realise i am not getting the safestrap splash screen on boot where i can choose to go into recovery. When i try to boot into recovery from the safestrap app itself or my power menu neither work. All the options on my power menu just turn the screen black and leave the sensor lights on which i find weird. Maybe if i can get into recovery and flash the de-odex rom first i can fix my problems? sorry i am not very experienced with this so i do not know much about it.