Engadget is reporting that the Android Market web client is giving some users problems which indicate that the site may not support Android phones running custom ROMs. In the Android Market Help Forum, many users are reporting that their phone is not being recognized by the site and explains the error by saying “There are no Android devices associated with this account.”
When going into the help section to diagnose the problem, users are shown two possibilities:
1. You're not logged in with the primary Google account associated with your device
2.You haven't accessed Android Market from your device recently.
However, in many cases, both of those possibilities do not apply to the user, as they are logged into the primary account, or have recently accessed the Android Market with their device.
Engadget reports having this problem on their rooted and ROMed HTC Hero. Our very own Alex T., who commented that he has problems with getting his Droid X to receive the apps, also appears to be suffering from a somewhat similar problem and runs a custom ROM.
I, running an unrooted and vanilla version of Android Gingerbread on my Nexus S, have had no problem accessing the site and pushing apps onto my phone.
Is this all a big coincidence that has nothing to do with whether a phone has a custom ROM or not, and is instead another problem within the site? It seems likely, as Engadget's poll indicates that some people with custom ROMs are able to use the site correctly, and some people with unmodified phones are not able to use the site correctly, same as the ones who originally started the rumor.
Let's just hope that Google gets on the case quickly and fixes the problem(s) whatever it could be. Anyone else here having problems, and how is your phone set up?
[Update] A member of Androidforums has supposedly found a solution for some devices afflicted with this bug.
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