GMail 2 step verification breaks older devices

This morning I had the wonderful experience of (never be evil) Google breaking something again. With all the security issues flying around they introduced something called 2 step verification for things like accessing your gmail, gtalk etc. Problem is, it breaks older apps like the Gmail app on my HTC HD2 phone – which cannot be updated since (those other wonderful friends…) Microsoft and HTC don’t support/update the older Windows phone devices anymore.

Even after disabling 2 step verification the GMail app on the phone is broken – meaning despite the setting disabled at Google something is still blocking the phone app from connecting and accessing my email.

Thanks Google, you are becoming just like… those other friends of ours… Stop breaking existing things and rather fix the ‘real’ problem.

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