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Unable to login to Feedly on gReader Pro using a Google account

I recently wiped my phone following the update to Oreo. My Nexus 5X was much slower after the update and either another bootloop is coming or the update caused some problems, so I opted to start over. Amongst the apps I use every day is gReader Pro which I have been using ever since Google Reader was alive.

Unfortunately, it appears as though gReader Pro is no longer being maintained – whilst it is still possible to install the app, Google have changed their authentication methods and so it is no longer possible to login to the Feedly Cloud using a Google account on gReader Pro. Luckily there is a workaround!

First, go to the Feedly website and create a new account using your email address. Once this is complete, log out and then log back in with your Google account. Then, choose Preferences from the menu (by clicking on your avatar in the top right), then choose Logins. Choose “Add Login” and add the new account that you just created.

Now you should be able to go to gReader Pro and login to Feedly using the email address and password of the new account, and you should have access to all your feeds.

I’ve tried looking for an alternative app which is still maintained but a quick check didn’t show anything as good as gReader Pro. I tried the official Feedly app but it doesn’t load the full article to read in the app, you have to visit each website to see the full article. I guess it’s a niche since the demise of Google Reader but it would be great if there was another alternative.