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Perform OTP verification on apps which get stuck waiting for verification code/sms [Earn talktime/Magic Recharge]


As, we all know some Android apps require mobile number verification, and they do it by automation i.e by checking the messages directly themselves instead of asking the user to enter the verification code to us. This creates problems on some handsets as the apps simply get stuck on “verifying/waiting for OTP verifcation/password” . Recently, I myself faced such problem with Earn talktime app and Task bucks app stuck on my Xiaomi Redmi 1S. So, i started looking for solutions as i really needed to install the app and couldn’t purchase a new phone for only that thing. here’s what you can do to Perform OTP verification/validation of apps, which get stuck on waiting for verification code/sms.

Method 1 – Disable all 3rd-party apps which use messaging.

  • Uninstall any third-party apps which use messaging or which can access your messages – Chat-app on Samsung / Hangouts app by Google. (Check the alongside image on how to disable hang-out to use messaging)
  • These read the messages before our desired app can read them, hence the desired app which we are trying to install, cannot read those sms as they are being processed by app / thus causing starvation and inability to verify though the sms is received on our phone.
  • Same is the case with black-list/message filtering apps, these also check the sender/message before our desired app to be installed, which again causes starvation to the app which is waiting for OTP verifation.
  • Some, 3rd-Party launchers/widgets also interfere with the stock messaging features, hence it is recommended to disable them before we request OTP.

Method 2 –Β Changing the ROM (Method i followed for my Xiaomi Redmi 1s)

  • Though, this requires a little-bit more technical expertise and efforts , but it’s totally worth it!.
  • While, in my case i had the launcher (MIUI) built right into my ROM, hence i had no option but to change the ROM itself.
  • So, after changing my ROM to Cyanogen Mod 11, I installed earn talktime,magic recharge and both of them got verified in an instant!
  • While, changing your ROM , make sure that the custom ROM which you’re going to select for flashing is closest to Stock Android ROM (Cyanogen Mod) Β in my case.

I bet, you won’t face any problem if you follow these steps – The method 1 worked for my friend with a Samsung Android, while the second one worked for me.


  1. Maheshomf December 14, 2014

    Thanks, let me try

  2. Aulti January 16, 2015

    Is there anything else you can do Redmi 1S without changing the ROM for EarnTalkTIme plus?

    1. Chaitanya January 16, 2015

      Unfortunately there’s nothing which can be done for Redmi 1S except changing the ROM πŸ™

    2. Masoom Raza May 6, 2015

      Open messages -> goto settingd -> goto advanced settings -> unselect the set as default

  3. dheeraj January 20, 2015

    how earn talktime works on pc pls hlp me solving this problem

    1. Chaitanya January 20, 2015

      Hello dheeraj, unfortunately earn talktime cannot work on PC πŸ™

  4. Shuhbam Parekh January 30, 2015

    Is the problem caused as my verification message goes into private box of go sms pro if so how to solve this

    1. Chaitanya January 30, 2015

      yes, the problem is due to the same reason. just uninstall go sms pro untill verification is done and the re-install it once again πŸ™‚

  5. palani vel February 8, 2015

    Otp code not send

  6. sameer May 6, 2015

    How to change the rom plz tell me the procedure

  7. Priyanka December 12, 2016

    I have updated my hike but i Didn’t like that so have uninstalled the new version and reinstalled the old version of hike. Actually i have done so many times the uninstallation and reinstallation cause was not getting the backup.But now m not receiving the pin for verifying the mob. no.
    Please tell me the solution.

  8. Manju Rai February 2, 2017

    i am not getting the verification code … an error occuered ….. it shows .. plz help soon

  9. Kishan Kumar March 7, 2017

    Airtel app
    Ka otp verification
    Kaise Kare

  10. Ananya Vadapally March 15, 2017

    Hey Chaitanya great article will try it out I personally use http://www.textlocal.in SMS platform to send my OTP messages would suggest you to try it out.

  11. Malik Mazhar February 8, 2018

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