One of the most recent errors on Android phones when downloading or updating applications on the Play Store is the Error message while receiving data from the DF-DFERH-01 server with the “Repeat” button, which, as a rule, does not solve anything.
This manual details how to fix the DF-DFERH-01 error on an Android phone, one of which may work in your case. I recommend not to skip steps, even those that you have already completed (for example, clearing the cache), but to act in the proposed sequence. The error in essence is no different from another similar error : RH-01 error when receiving data from a server on Android .
Checking if the error DF-DFERH-01 caused problems with the network or third-party applications
Before proceeding with the method described below, to correct the error in question, I recommend checking:
- Is there an error if you connect the phone to another network. For example, if you are connected via Wi-Fi, connect via a mobile network and vice versa.
- Is there an error if you restart Android in safe mode .
The last point is more detailed: after rebooting the phone in safe mode, all third-party applications are turned off, including those that can affect the connection of the Play Store with servers.
If in safe mode the applications from the Play Store are installed without the DF-DFERH-01 error, we can assume that some additional applications on the phone are to blame, most often these are: antiviruses and other Android protection tools, programs to clear the phone’s memory, VPN, any accelerators downloads and jobs, ad blockers. Attention: if you yourself configured the VPN in the connection settings, then safe mode will not remove this setting, but it can cause the described error. Try to remove the VPN from the settings.
If everything worked in safe mode, reboot the phone in normal mode and turn off all similar third-party applications one by one until the one that causes the error is detected.
Clearing cache, data, removing Play Store updates
Many people skip this step and write that “it never helps”, however, I recommend that you follow the steps below to fix the DF-DFERH-01 error. The screenshots are from pure Android, on your phone the interface and the path to the settings may vary slightly, but the logic remains the same:
- Go to Settings - Applications (or “Applications and notifications” - “Show all applications” on pure Android 10 and 9). In the application list, find the Google Play Store.
- Click on the Play Store, and then, if there are such buttons, click "Clear Cache" and "Clear Data." If there are no buttons, click "Storage", and then - "Clear Storage" and "Clear Cache".
- After that, restart the Play Store and check if the DF-DFERH-01 error appears.
- If the error continues to appear, go back to the settings of the Play Store application, click “Disable”, and “OK” to the request to remove updates or “Install the original version of the application”.
- After removing the updates, click “Enable” in the application settings, launch it and check the operation. You may also need to wait until the application is updated.
If the above does not help, repeat the same steps for the Google Play Services (or Google Play Services), Google Services Framework, and Downloads. In order for the last two applications to be displayed in the list, you need to enable the display of system applications (usually in the menu by the button at the top right of the screen).
Reset Google Account on Android to fix DF-DFERH-01 error
Another method to fix the error "Error while receiving data from the DF-DFERH-01 server" is to reset the Google account on the phone. To do this, follow these steps ( important: you must know your Google account password for the steps described, otherwise you can’t restore it):
- Go to Settings - Accounts - Google (if there is no such subsection, just select your Gmail account in the list).
- Click "Delete Account."
- After deleting your account, add the same Google Account again.
After adding, check if the problem has been resolved. More about deleting an account and video: How to delete a Google account on an Android phone .
Check permissions for Play Store and other applications
Please note: the settings items in the methods described below may not be available on some versions of Android and on some brands of phone. Just in case, if the desired item is not located, use the settings search on your phone.
In the data transfer settings of the Google Play Store and “Google Play Services” applications, check whether data transfer in the background and unlimited data transfer are enabled.
Also, in the advanced settings of the application (if such an item is present in your version of Android), check if the "Change system settings" function is disabled (should be enabled for these applications).
Install the latest version of the Play Store
If the applications on the Play Store are not downloading or updating, reporting the error in question, try manually downloading the latest APK of the Play Store (Google Play Store if you look in English) from a third-party application site (for more details: how to download APK applications from the Play Store and third-party sources ) For example, the latest version is always available at apkpure.com/google-play-store/com.android.vending
After downloading the APK file, you will need to give permission to install, install it and check whether downloading and updating applications will work now.
In conclusion, just in case, an additional instruction of a more general nature: What to do if applications are not downloaded to the Play Store on Android . I also note that on some emulators of Android, in older versions of Android (at the time of writing, 4.4 and earlier), as well as specific Chinese phones, no correction methods may work.