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On my Android phone, I can't seem to use my Google Account because I have the 2-step verification enabled. Can I log into Google without disabling the 2-step verification system?

Here is a link to Google's 2-step verification system: http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2011/02/advanced-sign-in-security-for-your.html

Logging into my Google account is not a problem using the 2-step verification on a standard PC/Laptop, i.e. on a Microsoft/Mac OS, I just can't seem to use the 2-step verification system on Android 2.2.2.

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    Here is the link to your answer. Commented Apr 5, 2015 at 5:37

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The answer is that you have to use a standard computer, log into your google account 2-step verified google account, go to authorise applications and sites, and set up your android device. Google have said that 2-step verification will not work yet on android, so they have provided this work around for now.

Here is the link where you create a password to authorize your device: https://accounts.google.com/IssuedAuthSubTokens

They will then give you a password which you can enter into your phone, allowing you to keep 2-step verification enabled.

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  • You can do this from the browser on your phone if you are patient and don't have a handy desktop. I activated my account on a new phone while I was still at the mall that way.
    – TomG
    Commented Nov 3, 2011 at 1:20
  • The page seems to have been moved. Go to google.com/settings/security and click "App passwords: Settings", add name and click "Generate password"
    – zpon
    Commented Apr 15, 2014 at 18:19
  • Thank you so much for this. I remain flabbergasted that this process was so opaque. I went down this path on my own but when I got to the drop down list for creating a new mail password for <select device> and Android was not on the list, I was sure it couldn't be the right answer to just fill in the blank and make up my own value for Android. Thanks for nothing Google!
    – Pat James
    Commented Oct 18, 2014 at 18:07
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Good answer, but this was still confusing to me, because it wouldn't let me enter the app-specific password for Google's Play Store. Final Solution:

  1. Create an app-specific password for Google Play at https://accounts.google.com/IssuedAuthSubTokens (E.g., name it "Android Phone Play Store").

  2. On the phone, add a 2nd Google account (All Settings > Accounts & sync).

  3. Launch Google's Play Store.

  4. Go to Menu > Accounts.

  5. Switch account; then, switch back.

  6. When it asks for a password, enter the app-specific password you've created.

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Finally I found the answer for this problem. following url has the answer

http://support.google.com/accounts/bin/answer.py?hl=en&ctx=ch_b%2F0%2FSmsAuthConfig&answer=185833

Create a application specific password.

Enter that as password.

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