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Discussion in 'Motorola Droid 2' started by slowtype, Aug 16, 2010.

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    I'm trying to use google listen on my droid 2 with no success.


    I get a message that states

    "Listen requires a gmail account to sync with reader.google.com. Please add a new account in system preferences."

    I'm not even sure exactly what this message means. But when I press the back button it simply exits the google listen program.

    Any tips? Anyone get it working on the droid 2 or X?

    I want to listen to podcasts at work.
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    Do you have a gmail account synced with your Droid?
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    don't I have to have a gmail account synced to my droid? i thought I did that first thing when I bought it in the store.
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    That's what the error message seems like its saying... If you got a gmail account then i have no idea why its doug that. I have never had a problem with google listen. Just in case check within the app if you need to sign in there... i think you do.
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    I have a google acct and it is synched. Google listen works. Droid1 with 2.2.
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    is google reader an app? I don't seem to have that
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    Bumping this thread up.....

    I am having the same problem. I have a gmail acct all set up. Running 2.2 on the Droid Incredible, and just downloaded Listen.

    I can hit the magnafying glass and search and then when I try to go back to Listen "Home", it pops up the message again.....

    I went back to the android market and looked at some comments. Seems like a lot of people are having the same problem with 2.2.

    I uninstalled it for now.
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    Have you gone online and actually set up a Google Voice Account? That is a separate account from Gmail.

    You need to do that, as well as download the app to your phone.
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    I have a google voice account. Makes no difference.

    Listen doesn't have anything to do with voice.
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    I have had the same issue for months now, it doesn't recognize my Google Account...and it used to work on 2.0.1 and 2.1
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    Same issue for me since I upgraded to Froyo FRG01B. I'm on a Droid 1. I just gave up and uninstalled it finally. hoestly I havent spent much time troubleshooting it, but it worked fine on 2.1.
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    Yeah, realized my confusion of the two later that day. Sorry for the pointless response.
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    Anyone found a fix? I have the Droid Incredible and I upgraded to Android 2.2 last week. It broke all kinds of apps. This is one of them.
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    there is a fix.

    uninstall listen. Reboot your phone.

    goto Redirecting

    download listen 1.1.1.apk

    then install.

    this worked for me and a number of other people.
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    and thats a insall file for the previous, unbroken version? and the file is safe and all that good stuff?
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    I'm using the current Market release of Google Listen on my D2 w/out issue...have you guys tried wiping data? I know it sounds extreme, but if you really want to use Listen, might be worth it to you. :)
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    what do you mean by wiping data? Google listen is one of the first programs I tried to install on my phone so it was pretty fresh. Also you may be the only person running the latest version of listen on a droid 2. Have you done anything funky to your phone? Root etc?

    If you check the listen forum this is a pretty wide spread problem.
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    I've noticed a lot of problems with Listen lately as well, mainly it throwing up an error and saying the podcast file can't be played- but this would only happen sometimes. The comments in Market seem to suggest there may be some issues with Listen since Froyo, so I tried an app called PodKast and it seems to work pretty well, and though it has a few quirks of its own, but still seems to get the job done better than Listen does at the moment. It supports video podcasts too.
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    I ran Listen fine both before and after rooting my Droid 2...did nothing special, it just installed automatically as a part of the app restore process after logging into the phone w/my google account.

    Had no idea I've been so lucky - works perfectly for me. Now you have me nervous. ;)

    By wiping data I mean a Factory Reset - an option in Settings>Personal

    Frankly, I've had so many problems w/Google Listen due to its inability to reliably FF or RW when playing streamed podcasts that I've been using BeyondPod more lately, which does much better job of allowing you to change your place in a podcast while streaming it.
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    Worked for me too. Thank you! Now if we can just find a fix for the Sirius XM App getting stuck in a loop all the time with Android 2.2...
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