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I have a Galaxy S3 I9300 from Telcel, Mexico running CyanogenMod 10.2.0, upgraded from 10.1.3 with the upgrade feature and using TWRP for this purpose. I am unable to download anything from the Play Store, the store loads but the apps won't download. I have flashed the gapps-20130813 package, cleared data and uninstalled updates from Play Store and Google Play Services, and it won't download yet. After googling around, I already cleared data on Google Play, Google Framework and Google Play Services, every single cache with Titanium Backup, cleaned up Dalvik cache, and removed and re-added my Google account. Still no luck.

I also noticed the download notification briefly appearing for a split second when I tap Download on Google Play.

Is there anything I can't do? I don't want to go through the hassle of backing everything up, deleting the entire data partition and restoring everything.

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Could you please edit your question and include the exact name of the GApps file you flashed? It's just a guess, but you might have picked the wrong one. It must match your CM version (see CM Wiki). Though, the date suggests you've got the correct one; the one for 10.1 is "20130812". –  Izzy Dec 13 '13 at 7:29

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Sorry buddy. Factory reset does the trick... usually this is required when switching between ROM versions, and the Gapps XDA page mentions also that to flash a new Gapps you need to format the /system partition, data, and dalvik.

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You absolutely do not have to format /system. (I flash ROMs and GApps on devices regularly). You go into recovery and flash the GApps package, then wipe cache and dalvik-cache. Only the ROMs need the /system wiped, which if you look during flashing will show the /system getting wiped. –  HasH_BrowN Feb 5 at 17:54

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