Licence Error: We’re having trouble verifying that you own Minecraft on this device. Make sure you have downloaded and installed Minecraft from the Microsoft Store. Or simply reconnect to the Internet and try again.
The licence error is common when installing Minecraft / Minecraft Earth from an APK. It’s there to stop people from playing Minecraft without paying. However, Minecraft Earth is a free game. So why are you getting this error?
Well, Minecraft Earth uses many of the same files as Minecraft PE. This error isn’t actually to do with Minecraft Earth (hence the error message stating “Minecraft”, not Minecraft Earth). Fixing this error is easy, and takes less than 10 minutes.
How To Fix Minecraft Earth Licence Error
Please read ALL the steps before starting the process.
- Make sure you’ve run Minecraft Earth once before, and have downloaded any content updates and signed in with your Microsoft account.
- Next, on your phone, navigate to the Lucky Patcher download page.
- Scroll down and tap the blue ‘Download LP Installer’ button.
- Download the APK and run it. Follow the install instructions and on-screen prompts. (Because Lucky Patcher modifies files in other apps, your phone may flag a security warning. If you get an error here, scroll down to learn how to fix it.)
- Open the Lucky Patcher app.
- Tap on ‘Minecraft Earth’, and then on ‘Menu of Patches’.
- *Tap ‘Remove License Verification’, and then ‘Auto modes’.
- Without changing any settings, tap ‘Apply’. It may take a while, but eventually, you’ll be shown a screen which tells you there’s a 50% chance the process has worked. (Don’t worry! It will have!)
- Exit Lucky Patcher and open Minecraft Earth. It should boot up now with no licence errors! (If at any point the error appears again, simply repatch)
*If this doesn’t work, in step 7 tap ‘Make a license for app’ instead! Else, try installing Minecraft Earth via the Playstore. If the issue still continues with the Playstore version, contact Minecraft Earth support.
Fixing “App not installed” Error
- In the Google Playstore app open the menu and tap the “Play Protect” option.
- Turn off the “Scan device For Security Threats’ setting. (Don’t worry! Lucky Patcher is safe to install!)
- Try installing the Lucky Patcher APK again.
- If it installed successfully you can turn the “Scan device for security threats” setting back on again.
If you run into any issues, be sure to leave them in the comments below!
If you need help getting started in Minecraft Earth, check out the “Guide for Minecraft Earth” android app.