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Re-installing Google Play Store

My Google Play store, as well as all of my apps, are messed up. Every one of them has an Android icon and an SD card emblem at the bottom right. I do not know how to get my Play Store back, and I can ...
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How can I stop downloads from Google Play when net balance is ending (or zero)?

In my SIM, the net balance is zero. But, the device shows that it is still downloading applications. Because of this, I am losing my main balance. Also, the battery is getting lower every 3 hours. ...
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Permanently indicate to Market an application should refuse upgrades?

Some applications update frequently, (like Dolphin Browser), but to my needs the current version is clearly enough, barring a major advance of the application. Some applications (like Slacker Radio) ...
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How to list my recently updated apps

I would like to be able to see a list of my apps sorted the date the app was last updated. Descending order is preferred, but honestly I'll take anything. One use case: Earlier today I had two apps ...
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Android Apps from Old Tablet to New Tablet

I have a Motorola Xoom running Jelly Bean and am moving to the Asus TFT-700. I plan on giving my Xoom to someone in a factory default condition so that my Google account will only be on the Asus. Do I ...
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Cannot buy apps in Play Store

I recently made an Android Application for a company and today they ordered 10 tablets (Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 3G GT-P5100) with my application. I created a Gmail Account for each Tablet and updated the ...
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Re-installed Play Store doesn't work

I have a rooted Samsung Galaxy Y GT-S5360, running on Gingerbread 2.3.6. I accidentally uninstalled the Google Play Store. I re-installed it and I am able to search for applications on the Play ...
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Will Rooting android give me access to Google Play?

If I were to get an android tablet that uses an app market like GetJar, would rooting it allow me to use the google play store? I want to get a Android Hipstreet Flare, but I am hesitant because it ...
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Error 110 while installing apps [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I fix “Unknown reason -110”? I have been getting 'error 110' while installing an app from the playstore. I have an HTC HD Desire. What does this error mean, and ...
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How to effectively search for apps on/without using Google Play?

Okay, so basically the Google Play store search is only for typing in the exact name of the app you already know and want to install. Every time I look for an app with certain functionality, Im ...
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Is it possible to disable Google Play indefinitely?

I have an HTC Desire. This phone sadly has very limited internal memory although plenty of memory card memory. Since owning it I've become accustomed to moving any apps I download onto the SD card and ...
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Reading pdf books on my phone

When I want to get/download books from Google Play Store, I usually get this notification: But then I am not sure what to do afterwards to be able to read those pdf books on my phone. I've ...
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How do i find apps which weren't installed from Android Market

The Sky Go application will not work for me because it thinks my Samsung Galaxy Nexus is rooted even though I have never rooted it. According to the Sky customer service agent I chatted to, this can ...
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Can I change the gmail account associated with google play store? [duplicate]

When I got my android phone I had a gmail account, gmail-1, but have now created another account, gmail-2. Is it possible to transfer my play store info (i.e. app download history) from gmail-1 to ...
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Cannot see, buy, or download apps

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3. Sometimes when I'm looking for an app, it says "not available in your country". It's very weird that I cannot see or buy paid apps, when others can see them. Is it ...
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Automatically update all Apps

I have some problems with the update feature for some apps. I cannot update them via Google Play, because there is no "Update" button, only the "Installed" button. However, there is clearly a new ...
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Google Play app hangs during updates

I have Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman with android 2.3.4. Recently, every time I try to update my apps over WiFi, the updates get stuck and I have to cancel that particular update to proceed. Now, ...
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Google Play Store Doesn't Open

So, in the end of the past year I have finally got to root my china replica (fake) Galaxy SIII Everything was working just fine, until I remove some app from the /system/app directory, because this ...
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Where can I see if a developer responded to my comment on the Google Play? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Google Play allows publishers to respond to users' comments? It appears that Google is allowing some developers to respond to Google Play application comments. ...
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SGS i9000 runing devil kernel JB gets keyboard error + play store error

so about 3 months ago i flashed my phone for the first time using devil kernel (im still a noob with this stuff) and one day writing a message I clicked the "speaker" (the one you get to speak to your ...
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Is it possible to allow user only installation of certain apps?

Is it possible in Android to prevent users from installing any app that is not explicitly listed on a firm based whitelist?
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Disable or lock Google Play on my android phone

How can I disable/lock Google Play on my phone(may be restrict it with a password)? I tried this way and followed the steps given there. But it's not asking any password for free apps.
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Android Market gone after emulator reboot on Windows [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Android Market gone after emulator reboot I am having the same problem as mentioned here. But my specs are as follows: OS=Windows 7 SP1 SDK Revision = 21.0.1 OS = ...
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What is google's policy regarding the images of the apps?

I want to use the Images of the apps that are shared by the developers for displaying on the Google Play Store (The app/game screenshots). Am I allowed to use them? Can they be reproduced?
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Remove Device from Market Account?

Hear me out. I know that this has been asked before, but I am hoping that there might be a workaround or some new information. My boyfriend has a [Phone X] that has been sent in for replacement ...
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What are “Manual Updates” in Google Play Store? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why do some of my apps show “Update” and some show “Update (manual)”? I have been using Android for a long time now, updating the apps regularly (but not in the "Allow ...
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Is it possible to filter Google Play search results by permission? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to search the Play Store by permissions? I would like to exclude apps that require permissions I find too intrusive from Google Play search results like network ...
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Play Store server error

I have a Razr M and every time I hit the Google Play Store I get an error that says "server error". I have tried everything. The account is correct and that account works on all my other devices. ...
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Error downloading apps in Google Play Store with Samsung Galaxy S3: “Package file invalid”

Whenever I try to download an app in the Google Play Store on my Samsung Galaxy S3, it keeps saying "package file invalid" and won't let me download anything. The message also has a triangle with a ! ...
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Unable to locate play store after flashing my android phone to CM7

I flashed my Samsung Galaxy I5510 with CM7. Everything was fine until I found that the Play Store was missing in the app drawer. I am unable to find it anywhere on the device. I even tried ...
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Keep getting message error retrieving information from server DF-DFERH-01 from the play store

I have a storex ezeetab702 tablet. My Google Play Store was working very well until a few weeks ago, when it start saying "error retrieving information from server DF-DFERH-01". I tried to clear the ...
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Problem installing skype

I am running android 4.1.1 on asus transformer tf300t. When trying to install skype using the google play, i am getting: unknown error 24 All other applications I am trying to install are working ...
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Xbox Smartglass does not install for another user

I installed Xbox Smartglass from Google Play for one user. Afterwards, I tried to install it for another user, but I got this error: you cannot install this app because another user has already ...
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I want to prevent Google Market from upgrading to Google Play store

my HTC desire HD wont download from the Google Play Store , but will from the Google Market. How do I stop the phone from automatically upgrading ?
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How can I resume cancelled app dowloads after attaching a Google account?

I got a new phone and I signed in with my existing google gmail account. To my surprise, the phone started redownloading all of the apps I had on my other phone over my cellular data connection. ...
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Market not working on droid 2 with 2.3.3 after factory reset

I did a factory reset on the phone, to switch to a different email account. Since it's cell service contract expired a while ago, I used this to bypass activation and get to the home screen, then ...
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RPC:S-5:AEC-0 error on brand new tablets [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Google play fails to install application with RPC:S-5:AEC-0 I recently bought 2 of these tablets, which had good reviews. I bought them for my young daughters for ...
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Does the google play store not provide updates for frozen apps? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there any other way to get updates to frozen apps? I freeze problematic apps in hope of waiting for a better update. When frozen, the apps once did update like ...
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Buying from Play store using a credit card with foreign billing address

Is it possible to use a credit card with a foreign billing address to buy items from a local Play store? I have a Visa credit card from a German bank with a billing address in Germany registered in my ...
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Does the Google Play app always updates automatically?

I use Android 4.0.4 (Cyanogenmod) and I have the habit of disabling automatic updates for all my apps. I have noticed the Google Play app seems to update itself automatically -- when there are updates ...
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Tried hack to force 4.2 update, result is a broken play store. Theories?

So I'm on a Galaxy Nexus. Still on 4.1. I tried the 'hack' where you clear data on the Google Services Framework, then check update, but no luck. I shrugged and got on with my day. Now I'm ...
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How to select content language on Google Play Movies

I'm in Germany and I want to download movies in English from the Google Play store to watch my Android tablet, however I can only get movies in German. How can I get the English versions?
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Is it “safe” to provide users with the apk file?

I was wondering, if I have an app that is available on the Play Store, is it "safe" to provide a direct download of the apk file to someone (either signed with the proper keys, or just debug-version)? ...
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I want to remove credit card information from Play Store

Please let me know how can I change my credit card information that I entered when I set up the Play Store.
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Unable to access Google account in Android Market on HTC Desire HD

After resetting factory settings, I am not able to access my Google account in Gmail / Market / Talk. Whenever I try to "sign-in" to Android Market using Google account, it shows error with title as ...
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Error 504 when downloading apps from Play Store?

My device is Motorola Xoom MZ604. The internet connectivity is 4G WiMax via my laptop as hotspot. The problem is when I'm trying to download any app from Google Play Store, it gives me an Error 504 ...
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How does Google Play work out if an app is compatible with my device?

I have one "generic" Android tablet, and often when I come to install and app, Google Play says it's incompatible with my device. It happens even on popular apps such as Twitter, Instagram, Evernote, ...
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If I relocate to another country, will I still be able to access the Play Store and use my purchased Apps, Books, Magazines, Music, Movies and TV?

I have a friend who shall be moving to Switzerland during the early part of 2013. He wishes to know is their a Swiss Google Play Store, or do Swiss residents use the German Play Store? If this is the ...
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Can my Android phone be hacked without installing permissions?

After reading this article ( Kaspersky smartphone report ) this got me wondering. Obviously if I install a dodgy app through Play Store or directly from a website, that can be dangerous, however if I ...
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Advanced searching in Play app store?

It is not easy to find good apps. Is it possible with some other app website to only search within apps (list apps) that have at least 500k downloads and at least 10k reviews? Something like make the ...