Monday, August 18, 2008

Howto: Fix Gmail's "invalid page" error on the PSP web browser

EDIT 2: Timestryder has pointed out that going to the "general" tab on Gmail settings and telling it to "always use https" works too. Try this, and if this doesn't work keep reading!

EDIT: Looking from the comments, sometimes this method does not work. I have no idea why it would work perfectly on some people's PSPs and not others. The only suggestion I have for people who's PSPs are still not working after this "fix" is to revert to default settings. I know for some this isn't an option, so the next best thing would be to change your browser settings to match mine, and make sure your firmware isn't too old. My browser settings are the default ones, accept cookies, cache size of 2048 (512 should work too), and I think that's all that should affect it. I also will make a few edits in the actual post here and there. As always, if you have any problems, post in the comments or contact me at david.wang34@gmail.com.




(Click to make the pictures bigger)


Just by looking on a search engine you can see this "invalid page" error is widespread. I found a fix for it, although I might not be the first one.
"The page you have requested is invalid"

So how do you know if you have this problem?

Well, you go to www.gmail.com or www.mail.google.com on your PSP, and you fill in the correct username and password, and then it brings you to a plain page with the words "invalid page" on it, and you can't access your gmail. Well, here is how to fix it!

When you get to the invalid page, make sure you take a look at the URL. You will need to directly edit it. If you don't know how, press "triangle" so the little bars on the top and bottom pop out. Then you will need to press UP on your D-pad, and it should highlight the address bar.

The "keyboard" should pop up, and the address won't fit all the way, but it should look something like this.
(I apologize , the pictures aren't of the best quality. Sorry!)

Now, delete the quotation mark at the end



And delete all this stuff at the very begining (keep holding down L, it's a long address!)



So it should look like this

EDIT: I have heard from somebody that removing the "http://" part will help make it work if the original solution doesn't work.

Then press Start and click "yes" through the security prompts

And ta-da! Problem fixed!

Also, this fix should work indefinetly. As in every time you go back to gmail on that PSP it should work. If it doesn't, you can just bookmark it. Well, thanks for reading, and hope I helped someone!

If you need any help, just drop me a line at david.wang34@gmail.com or comment on this.

Keywords: Gmail won't work on psp, gmail fix for psp, gmail invalid page psp

46 comments:

Zana said...

Thank you, it works now... I wonder why it is doing this now.

Zimena said...

Thank you so much! This worked perfectly for me, and I'm glad I can still check my email from my PSP.

Valentina said...

Ummm... I can get into my inbox just fine... but when I attempt to read my messages I get the invalid page error again... and i have to do the same thing over and over again with each new message and url. :/

Valentina said...

please help.

Nemesis said...

Thanks a lot! Great tutorial!

David Wang said...

Valentina, try tweaking your browser settings. For example, changing your cache size to "Do Not Use" or get your browser to automatically accept all cookies. If that doesn't work out for you, let me know and I'll try to get something worked out.

David Wang said...

Thanks everybody for the good feedback!!

anoniemouse~ said...
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anoniemouse~ said...

I think Google broke this fix too because even after you edit the the URL, it redirects back to the longer one and pack to Invalid page error. *sighs*

Thank you for the trouble

Sorry for the repost the other needed edited

Daniel said...

Works for me. Thanks.

Valentina said...

Same as anoniemouse... keeps doing much of the same... and some messages wont come up at all.

David Wang said...

Thanks, and check out the edits!

timestryder said...

If you go to the general tab under "settings" for Gmail, and click "Always use https" on the last option, it should work as well. (I just did this)

David Wang said...

Thanks for the tip timestryder! I'll add that in.

T said...

David thank you! Finally! GMAIL access Valentina after you get into your gmail account w/David's first fix go to your gmail settings scroll to the bottom and check off always use https and you won't have to delete all everytime. Also keeping it secure with https!! Again David you da man!!

francis said...

i tried it but still cant go on. i cant even change my gmail settings without getting invalid!

PS I also tried this with diff. cache sizes

koffiekitten said...

thanks for the much wanted info, it fixed the issue!

Chris said...

Wow thanks so much it now works 100%, i did have to do the 'always uses https' setting before it would work but now it works perfectly thanks :)

Chris said...

btw francis i had to do the change settings on a normal computer as my psp wouldn't let me

libornr said...

hi everybody, there is another option: in options make the home address like this:

https://mail.google.com/mail/?nocheckbrowser

than click on the link: "show page in html" and it works. seems like the psp browser doesn't support the option of gmail to check for the type of browser you are using

Daniel Freshwater said...

Thanks for the picture step by step, i am able to read and send messages from my gmail account on my PSP. i will bookmark your blog in case it freaks out again

n00b81 said...

Thanks a lot, man

Dag said...

Dude, you are a legend.

Stuart said...

Thanks, I only tried Edit 2 but it worked for me nice one!

Ed M. said...

thanks man that was annoying me

ethan said...

you are a tech god among us mear mortals

David Wang said...

Thanks for the positive comments guys. If you have any more problems with the psp, just post em here!

LuisG said...

Thank u so much!!! this is awesome :)

anil said...

it works...u rock man ! ! !
can u plz post how to play youtube(online) on psp. my system software is 4.21

Andrew said...

I can get to my inbox, but when I select a message to read, it kicks me back to the main menu for mail (compose, folders, inbox, etc.). Any suggestions?

Sebastian C. said...

Thanks so much!

Victor said...

I can´t acess ORKUT following this tutorial, what do I do?

Victor said...
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Victor said...

Help me please!

karmvir27 said...

hi can anybody tell me any way like this one to open orkut like gmail on psp.it's giving the same 'page is invalid error...plz help

Aidan's Blog said...

omg you are the best, how can I repay you. How about I just say thank you and wel'l leave it at that

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mia Wallace said...

now i try to log my gmail, but it says that the cookie function doesen´t work. Help please

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jspeer said...

THANK YOU SIR

Great Post now do one for yahoo

Please

Hernani said...

Also, if you are having the problem where you can see the inbox messages but after using the arrow keys and x'ing, still can't open the message - try using the analog pointing know to click on the message; it worked for me after initiating the "nocheckbrowser" fix. Thanks all!

NumberOne said...

make a bookmark called "Gmail","https://mail.google.com/mail/"

when u get invalid error page, go to bookmarks and click gmail..

that is what i do . :)

macknonalds said...

even without fixing this. you can still access GMAIL.

All you need to do, after you've got the "Error Page" is go to "GOOGLE HOME" and in the upper cordner there is a link saying "GMAIL", click it to go to gmail.

And that's it. You can now access gmail.

but the drawback of this is that you will be repeating this process every time you will login. It's easy process anyway. :)

Pavan Powani said...

thanx a bunch david , i'd worship u all day if u were in front of me....

David Wang said...

thanks for the positive comments guys! as for the people who have problems w/ orkut and the like, I'm not exactly sure how to fix it, but if you still need help (those posts were from a while ago) just comment again and I'll look into it. again, thanks guys, and glad I could help.

AJ Bonilla said...

Totally works! Thank you!

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