How to certify your Android smartphone? The access to the Play Store will become restricted and you must have your mobile device certified to continue downloading apps. We give you the procedure how to certify your Android smartphone.
Google has tightened its security policy and can now deny access to the Play Store app store for Android devices that have not been certified, such as some Chinese smartphones or those with modified (root) OS. If you are in this category, you are likely to receive a message similar to this one:
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To check if your smartphone is certified, start the Play Store and tap the menu (the three horizontal bars at the top), then tap Settings. Scroll down and you will see the status in the Device Certification section.
“Google said: Device manufacturers work with Google to make sure Android devices that have installed Google apps are safe and will run apps correctly. To get certified, the device must pass the Android compatibility test. If you can not add a Google Account on an Android device, your Android device software may not have passed the Android compatibility test, or the device manufacturer has not sent the results to Google for approval. As a result, your device is not certified. This means your device may not be secure.”
If your smartphone is not certified, here’s how to certify your Android smartphone:
How To Certify Your Android Smartphone
- Download and launch the Device ID app HERE and note the Google Service Framework (GSF) information.
- Start Chrome or another browser and sign in to your Google Account, for example by going to mail.google.com. Then go to https://www.google.com/android/uncertified/. Enter the GSF information and tap the Register button.
- Delete the data from the Play Store. For Android 6 and 7, have a look in Android Settings, then in the Apps section to find the Google Play Store. Tap its name, and then tap Storage. Finally, tap the Clear Data button .
- For Android 8, go to the Applications and Notifications section of Settings, then Application Information. Tap Google Play Store and then tap Storage and Erase Data.
- Restart your smartphone to validate the changes