How to solve ‘Error 905’ in Android?

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Google Play Error 905

Here we can see “Google Play Error 905”

Some days back, I had a log-in error in my Facebook Application in my Moto G 2014. I assumed reinstalling the app would solve the matter and hence uninstalled the app. I immediately went direct to the Google Play Store, searched the Facebook App, then hit the ‘install’ button. What stunned me was the result after that. The app downloaded fully, and when it tried to put in, a mistake pop-up showed up saying “Facebook’ couldn’t be downloaded thanks to a mistake. (905)’. [please see the image for reference]

I tried to put in the app a few times more, but whenever the play store showed an equivalent error. I used to be annoyed; I had the newest version of the system (Android 5.0 Lollipop) running, had the play store and, therefore, the Google Play Services up so far, and had tons of free space in my device. Despite this, my phone showed the error. I searched online for this and released that a specific number of apps, especially the large ones like Heroes of Warcraft, Star Wars Commander, Jetpack Joyride etc., also suffered from an equivalent problem. Moreover, this error was shooting up on the Android devices only since the beginning of this year, which also showed that this is often a replacement error code within the platform. This error was also different from other commonly prevailing Android errors, like error 497, error 491 or error 492.

So, I ultimately had to urge to the point: to unravel the matter. I attempted to clear the cache and data of the Google Play Store app, but that didn’t help in the least. Finally, I came up with a ready process to help me solve this ‘error 905’ on my Android device. The steps that I attempted were:

  1. Go to the Settings menu on your Android device
  2. Go to Applications
  3. Select “Manage Applications” or “Application Manager
  4. Select “Google Play Store“. If you are doing not see it check the “All” tab.
  5. Select “Uninstall Updates

This way, I went back to the previous version of the Google Play Store on my device. Once I tried to update the app back to the newer version, it automatically downloaded the newer version support for the apps, on which it had been showing errors. This way, my problem was solved.

For all the Android users who are having this problem, it’ll be most likely solved by now. But just in case if it doesn’t happen so, you’ll also try these given steps, which were also proved to be working for Error 905:

(Note that the Google Play Store always runs on the newest version in some newly bought phones. Meaning, the Google Play Store and Google Play Services are pre-built on the newest version, which hasn’t got any updates and can’t be uninstalled. therein case too, the users need to apply the subsequent methods to unravel the matter .)

  1. Go to the appliance Manager Section within the Settings menu of your Android smartphone.
  2. There is, click on Google Play Store, and clear the cache and data of it.
  3. Reboot your phone.
  4. Make sure that you have enough space on your phone. If you don’t have so, delete a number of your data or apps.
  5. Install back the app.