Google Play store experiencing strange install/update errors [Update: it's working again]

October 8, 2013
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UPDATE (10/08): And here we go again. It looks like Google Play is having problems once again. We’ve personally ran into “error 500″ a few times within the last hour, though there might be a few other error codes as well. We’ll be sure to let folks know as soon as we learn anything!

UPDATE (10/8) #2: Everything looks to be working again on our end. Also have seen several reports on our G+ page suggesting the Play Store is working for other users now, too. Anyone still having problems?

Having problems with Google Play? Don’t worry, you aren’t alone! It seems that a series of different errors are surfacing on the Play Store, including a 927 error, RPC:S-5:AEC-O information retrieval error and the DF-BPA-10 processing error that you see in the picture above. There’s probably others, but those are the few we’ve ran into or heard about.

So what’s exactly going on here? We aren’t sure of the cause just yet, but some users they are finding that they can’t install or update any apps without receiving errors. For others the errors are sporadic with some apps updating and downloading just fine.

At the time of this writing some sites are reporting everything is back to normal, though I personally just experienced a downloading problem just moments ago, so we may not be totally out of the woods yet. We’ve reached out to Google for a comment on what’s going on and will keep you updated when we learn more, or if the problem is fully resolved.

Anyone else experiencing any odd errors other than the ones we already listed? Conversely, is everything working fine for you now?

 

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