I just got a new Samsung Galaxy S5 and had it activated on my carrier. I opened the Play Store and entered my gmail and password. Next it says:
Verifying your phone automatically via text message
This may take a few minutes...
Within seconds I received the 2-step verification SMS text message, but the app does not seem to be responding to it. A simple bar animation shows that it's still waiting.
I tried following the "Having trouble?" link but the only option there is to resend the message. I've tried that a few times and received the verification code again, but it still would not continue.
The 2-step verification process worked fine on my previous phone (S3), but I used to enter the code manually.
The phone is running Android 5.0. This problem occurs whether I'm on WiFi or Network.
Any advice would be much appreciated!