So I had this problem. I’m posting this on the off-chance anyone searches for a solution and comes across this.
- My bloody Android device, a Pixel 2 phone to be precise, would not be recognised properly by my Google account.
- It wouldn’t show up on Android Device Manager or ‘Find my device’
- It wouldn’t show up as one of my devices on the Google Play Store, and couldn’t remote download apps
- It couldn’t be remotely reset, or locked by ‘Find my device’
- Clearing caches of Google Play apps wouldn’t have any effect.
I tried the following solution first:
And I found a few others that involved a factory reset, which I was not about to do.
Want to know the solution that worked?
MFW my phone was listed as a device owned by a secondary Google account on my phone for whatever reason. I went to accounts settings and removed that MF second account from my phone, and then suddenly I could find my phone listed on my main account, on device manager and everything. I SPENT DAYS TRYING TO FIX IT. Before I did this, I had also cleared the data of Google Play Store and Google Play services, restarting my phone before removing the second account. As a precaution, you could also sign out of both your main and second account, and then only add your main account back.
Hope this helps.
I have a Samsung Galaxy S7 Exynos. I found out that every time I wanted to cast my screen to my Amazon Firestick, it would tell me that mirroring has ended as soon as it starts. This is apparently a common problem with rooted devices. This may actually be a fix for other rooted Android phones as well.
Without fail, every time I tried mirroring my phone, I would see the words “display mirroring has ended”.
A simple fix for you might be to uninstall any other casting applications on your phone (like Allcast). If not, then follow the steps below:
- Download a build.prop editor from the Google Play Store.
- Open up that bad boy.
- Find a line that says “wlan.wfd.hdcp=enable”
- Change it to “wlan.wfd.hdcp=disable”
If the line does not already exist, make a new one at the end and type in “wlan.wfd.hdcp=disable”. This changes the behaviour of your wlan connectivity, and it fixed the screen mirroring issue for me.
This is how it looks for me:
You will need to restart your phone before changes take effect.
You may need to use the preinstalled ‘Smart View’ Samsung app to use screen casting/mirroring.
While you’re at it, if you have not done this already, you may want to set your ro.config.tima=0 if it is set to 1. This tricks some older apps into thinking your device has not been rooted.
Also -Rename the following file
/system/lib/liboemcrypto.so to /liboemcrypto.so.bak if Amazon Video doesn’t work.
The reason I have posted this fix is because I cannot find it anywhere else, and is not an obvious one.