Instruction, How To Fix Google Market Error 963 Part 2


Sep 11, 2015
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Si confermo che il metodo della formattazione della partizione data prima in ext3 e poi di nuovo in ext4 e poi installare rom xiaomi.eu con gaaps e webwview , errore 963 è stato risolto tutto funziona alla grande. Grazie
 
Jul 17, 2016
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Hi Guys I think everyone is getting confused the real reason why google playstore works for some is that you HAVE TO LEAVE YOUR BOOTLOADER UNLOCKED.

It doesn't matter what rom you use or what method there is only one thing you must NOT do is run the OEM LOCK command after you have unlocked it. You have to live with the BOOT ERROR 3 message forever and simply bypassing it by pushing the volume up. As long as as the bootloader is left unlocked any playstore version will work with any rom. Please correct me if i'm wrong, I have tested Multiple ROMS for countless hours to figure this out. I am currently running the lastest stable rom with the playstore running perfectly.

A lot of people are thinking it's the rom that's the issue it's not, it's the bootloader. I think we need to make a sticky thread about this because everyone is getting confused and there are too many tutorials where people are getting varying results. I don't mean to sound arrogant just a bit passionate about this as I did spend hours of different tutorials and trial an error I don't want others to go through the same heart ache lol.
 
Jul 9, 2016
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Hi Guys I think everyone is getting confused the real reason why google playstore works for some is that you HAVE TO LEAVE YOUR BOOTLOADER UNLOCKED.

It doesn't matter what rom you use or what method there is only one thing you must NOT do is run the OEM LOCK command after you have unlocked it. You have to live with the BOOT ERROR 3 message forever and simply bypassing it by pushing the volume up.
I'm not going to say you're wrong, but my experience has been different to yours. I have no Boot Error 3, my recovery never gets overwritten, and Google Play Store works perfectly.
Personally I think the reason that there are different opinions about this is that people have to muck around for ages and when they finally get something that works, they're not going to repeat it all to find out exactly what caused their device to start behaving. Well that's my excuse anyway.

Here's what I think I did:
- Enable OEM Unlock in developer options
- Install TWRP: "fastboot oem unlock", install TWRP, then "fastboot oem verified".
- Install the Chinese MIUI 7.5.2.0 release from the fastboot images (only the system and boot partitions).
- Wipe the /data partition to Ext3 and then back to Ext4.
- Enable ADB Debugging in developer options
- In recovery, Install GApps from opengapps.org (x86_64 nano)
- Boot up, add google account
- In recovery, install SuperSU
- boot up
- use "/system/app mover" from Play Store to convert bloatware to user apps and then uninstall them
- Disable "Turn on MIUI Optimization" in developer options
 
Jul 17, 2016
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#55
Ah I see you use OEM verified to get rid of the message. Does that lock the bootloader though? May be if you use OEM verified you have to format to ext3 and then back to ext 4. But without it on any ROM simply unlocking the bootloader and leaving it unlocked was enough for me. Need more people to test this though. Don't wanna test my self had enough of backing up and formatting, ha!
 
Jul 19, 2016
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Hello guys,

I experienced same issues with google play (963 error). Can you update the URL links from the tutorial?

What i`ve done until know :
- unlock bootloader
- install TWP
- install xiaomi.eu ROM
- install GAPPS
- install Android System WebView (because the google playstore crashes)
.............get 963 error

Thank you in advanced.
 
Jul 19, 2016
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Thank you, i accessed from my phone and works. i`ll try and return with a feedback.
It was a proxy issue with the links.

LE: now google play store works, thank you very much.
 
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Jul 21, 2013
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At least we know, without error, that the whole errors with Google Play lie within the /data partition, because both methods (flashing an external userdata.img and reformatting /data) deal with it. Maybe an enterprising dev could go about that and see what could be done?
 
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Jul 30, 2016
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Thank you Papka__ .

Recipe from 1 page of this thread worked for me, except installing GAPPS with google installer, it just freezed after 82% installation of the third element, so I had to uninstall it.

Installing Play Store with zip from opengapps. org finally gave me possibility to download programs without 963 error.

The version from opengapps I have used is:
x84_64 -> 5 1 -> pico

Don't forget to install Google WebView. I have used latest version of

x86 + x86_64
Android 5.0+

from:
www. apkmirror.com/ apk/ google-inc/ android-system-webview/

Install it after enabling installation from unknown sources.
Settings ->Additional settings -> Privacy -> Unknown sources -> ON
I have installed it after .zip from Gapps, no reboot was needed in my case.
I don't know if installing it before or after Play Store makes any difference.

I have installed TWRP version 3.0.0-0 and I used it to flash .zip from opengapps and ROM named below:

xiaomi.eu multi MIPAD 2 V7.5.2 0.LACCNDE v7.5.1

I didn't wiped system while in TWRP only DALVIK, CACHE and DATA.

I hope it will help someone.

Cheers!
 
Likes: realtebo
Nov 25, 2013
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I have an observation that might be useful: I installed the Chinese 7.5.2.0(LACCNDE) stable version, and I wanted to format my data partition. After installing TWRP I went to the "Wipe" / "Advanced Wipe" menu, selected Data, and swiped to wipe - but it came up with an error about Data being "auto" type. So I went to the "Repair or Change File System" page and pressed "Ext4" which I thought would reformat the partition, but it seemed to leave some files behind.

So I changed the partition to Ext3 and then back to Ext4, and it seemed to do a proper format.

And now my 963 errors are gone! I didn't follow the instructions in this thread, but it does seem that the methods that work, do it by giving the Data partition a different format.
Thanks, this really solved the problem for me as well.
I have the xiaomi.eu_multi_latte_6.3.31_v7-5.1 (so the EU Rom) installed, but got error 963 each time whatever I did trying to update Google Play. Then I did this trick and problem is solved! Everything works...

Thanks!!!
 
Jul 29, 2016
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This is amazing...works perfectly.
Finally my Mi Pad 2 is working like a normal android tablet.

I'm on stock 7.5.2.0 Rom and had so much trouble getting TWRP installed. 3 days later I finally do and then installed gapps only to encounter the 963 error.
Started to wish that I had gone for a Samsung S2 but then found and applied this post :)

Thank you again
 
Likes: realtebo
Jul 14, 2016
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@Papka__

I have already installed the unlooked bootloader + twrp + 7.5.2 eu + palystore (flash pico g apps from twrp whith error 963) and do not want to change rom.
I only do the fastboot flash of the archive and then the wipe ?
No more?
 
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Jul 29, 2016
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@Papka__

I have already installed the unlooked bootloader + twrp + 7.5.2 eu + palystore (flash pico g apps from twrp whith error 963) and do not want to change rom.
I only do the fastboot flash of the archive and then the wipe ?
No more?
Correct, no need to change / reinstall rom from 7.5.2.
But you will need to install gapps again and you will lose all personal data as you are flashing the User area of the device.

So for you:
Backup personal data
Fastboot
Flash userdata image
Reinstall personal data
Reinstall gapps
Enjoy & be happy
 
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Jun 29, 2016
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Finally i got some time to revisit this after temporary fix of unlock bootloader.

A mix of tips in this thread and i manage to get a clean, stable, no error on both bootloader or playstore. Thanks everyone!
 
Aug 6, 2016
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After flashing userdata.img, i cannot anymore complete the "First Run" Wizard. After selecting the language and go to the next step , i got a "unfortunately, setting has stopped"

someone has a idea i can do?

Edit: my error, i used the gapps von opengapps.. Without, its booting fine.. now i`ll try the GooglePLay Installer from the first post

Edit2: no luck with the GooglePLay Installer from the first post. Downloaded the apk`s manually..that was the trick
 

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Aug 13, 2016
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#74
Hi guys. I readed all the entire post but i still wondering whether this method works for the AOSP version. Anyone have been through the same problem with appstore error from that android version?
Regards!!!!!