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"Your Google Drive is Not Ready Yet" workaround. Get your Google Drive NOW!

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By hijewpositive, Senior Member on 24th April 2012, 08:34 PM
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Hello all,

If you tried accessing your Google Drive, but it says that it is not ready yet, there is a little workaround I just discovered.

Follow these 2 steps:

(1) Go to the Google Play Store on your Android Device and download the app.
It will automatically log you in, and again give you the same screen stating that your google Drive is not ready yet.

(2) Switch screens internally in the app (meaning, switch to another account if you have more than one, or go into the settings of the app, or whatever) and then press the back button to go back to the main Drive screen. Exiting and reentering the app may work as well, but I don't know because I haven't tried that.

You will notice that once you go back to the app, the message is gone and you have full access to your Google Drive on your Android Device.

**It only gives you access on your phone though, website Google Drive will still not work until its ready**


PS - Please don't comment things like "why not just wait" or some derivative of that. If you would like to wait, that's great, keep that to yourself. This is for those that don't want to wait. Thanks for understanding.

Edit -

Just found out btw, that you can also just upload directly to Google Docs (any file format), because Google Docs and Drive are going to be Merged and already reflects your 5GB storage amount.

Edit 2 -

Here is the desktop application for all those asking
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24th April 2012, 09:09 PM |#2  
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Thanks! Didnt work for me, just signed me into google docs and didnt let me go back to the google drive screen, but good find anyway!
24th April 2012, 09:22 PM |#3  
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Interesting thing is that on my tablet it worked without any work-arounds, but on my desktop it still says its not ready.

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24th April 2012, 09:40 PM |#4  
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Just upload a file, and It's ready.

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24th April 2012, 09:59 PM |#5  
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Originally Posted by mattmartin77

Thanks! Also, it seems as though they removed the app from the store, so can you pm the the apk if you have it?

I don't have the apk, but its still in the play store. I just checked. Search Google Drive rather than just Drive.

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24th April 2012, 10:27 PM |#6  
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Anyone have the desktop application? Thanks for the workaround by the way.
24th April 2012, 10:50 PM |#7  
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This appears to be gone from the market / play store / whatever it is today. Any chance of posting the apk?
24th April 2012, 11:07 PM |#8  
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Just got mailed... here is the download link for Windows
24th April 2012, 11:23 PM |#9  
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Originally Posted by vistagamer

Just got mailed... here is the download link for Windows

Thanks but link does not work if your drive is not ready
24th April 2012, 11:32 PM |#10  
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Hmm, I managed to update to Google Drive through Play Store, however, I'm having issues with step 2 - how do you switch accounts, or go to settings?

This is on a Galaxy Nexus with Android 4.0.4 - there's no settings key when you're at that "Google Drive is not ready" screen...

24th April 2012, 11:47 PM |#11  
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ya same here i just tried. @vistagamer when did you apply for your drive to be on the waiting list?
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