How to fix "Error code 0" in Google Play Store

Recently many users have frequently faced a new issue while downloading or updating applications from Google Play Store: "The app can't be downloaded. Try again, and if the problem continues, get help troubleshooting (Error code: 0)". The thing is that many previous Google Play Store issues could be successful fixed by clearing Cache and Data. Unfortunately, this is not the case. The root of the problem turns out to be independent of the cache. It has another source.

As we have figured out the Google Play latest version actually has learnt to check file system permissions. Thus, the source of "Error code 0" issue could be an installed SuperSU application or a custom recovery TWRP that set up wrong file permissions for Google Play Store. To fix the problem is sufficient to grant the required permissions to Google Play Store and its services.

A. Set permissions for Google Play Store:
  1. Go to "Settings" -> "Applications" ->"All";

  2. Find "Play Store";

  3. Select "App permissions";

  4. Switch all available positions (all toddlers to the right).

B. Set permissions for Google Play Services:
  1. Go to "Settings" -> "Applications" ->"All";

  2. Find "Google Play Services";

  3. Select "App permissions";

  4. Switch all available positions (all toddlers to the right).

C. Set permissions with Android Debug Bridge:
If two above methods failed, you have to set the file permissions with Android Debug Bridge:
  • Restart your smartphone in "Recovery mode" by holding simultaneously Power and Volume+ buttons;
  • Connect Android device with PC by the USB cable;
  • Open Command Window (here) and type sequentially the commands below. You have to submit each command by pressing "Enter".
    adb shell
    chown -R media_rw:media_rw /data/media/
    find /data/media/ -type d -exec chmod 775 {} ';'
    find /data/media/ -type f -exec chmod 664 {} ';'4)

  • Do Restart you device.

It should work just fine after all the permissions for Google Play Store and Google Play services have been granted. We always appreciate when you share your experience to fix a new issue.

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Harun rashid
Google store erorr how can solved
BRAVO
All the above methods failed bro. Not download/updating any app.
Beth
Thank you! I couldn't install an app, kept saying I needed to authenticate my Google, I was already signed in. I removed the Play Store updates and it let me load the app!
Tabitha
I had an .edu and .org account and neither would allow Google Play to work. I created a new Google account and when I went to Google Play I made sure to select my personal account to be the active account. It worked like a charm. Thank you all for your help.
Jewme
Solution 4 worked for me just now. Thanks so much