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My samsung s2 is being spammed & I have 2 apps that I can't uninstall. Please help

My son was playing games on my samsung and now I am being spammed all day long for the past week. I have installed Airpush Detector and it said that they don't detect any push ads on my phone from ...
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Is there a way to change device type on Google Play

I have an HTC One V, but I rooted it and installed CyMod 10.1. The problem I am currently facing is that the device shows up on Google Play as HTC One V which came with 4.0, whereas my phone now has ...
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Possible to estimate the number of users for an Android app?

Are there any statistics that indicate how many users an Android app has based on the number of reviews for it? Are there other ways to tell how many users are using an app?
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Does Google provide a global games achievements system like Game Center? or Xbox LIVE?

Does Google Play offer an achievement tracking system similar to Apple Game Center, Xbox LIVE, and Steam? For keeping track of achievements, game progress, time spent in a game, what your friends are ...
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Play Store not downloading app without wifi

I have just bought Samsung Galaxy Grand phone featuring android jelly bean. I am trying to download some app using my mobile data. But, it doesn't download application, while I am not connected to ...
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Add an app to the Google Playstore installed list

I have recently have had to flash my GApps package on Cyanogen. As a result all the application that were previously listed in the installed apps section are no longer present any more. Is there any ...
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Why are Android devices now not working with a hundred megs

I have an android 4.4 kit kat RCA Voyager tablet. I have 100 mg of internal storage on it. I went to download an app from the Play store that was 10 mg and an error popped up saying I had insufficient ...
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How to bring back Wishlist option for an app which is showing as installed in playstore but not actually installed on my device?

I recently came across some apps in playstore and I want to install those apps. Since I don't have sufficient internal memory I can't install them. It says Error downloading app "xyz app". There ...
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How to find missing application?

I have a new phone. The old one died. I want to install all application that I had on old phone. I am 100% I miss one application in google play-my apps. I may be uninstall it on the old phone due to ...
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Sharing paid apps between two devices

I've checked the posts saying how a paid Google app can be shared between two devices, but no-one says how to do it. There's all this stuff about using the same Google account, but what does that mean ...
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I updated to Google Play Services 6.5 and I want to revert back to actual official version

I found the latest 6.5 release for the Google Play Services here. I installed it hoping the smart lock position feature would work and sadly it does not. Since it was the only one for Lollipop I ...
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Missing “Google Play”app [duplicate]

My phone (Nokia XL) did not come with Google Play application. How do i install it (i've already tried with some weird .apk files)? If my phone cant use Google Play can you at least tell me if there ...
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cannot longer share apps on latest version of Google Play Store

Stock Galaxy S4 GT-I9505, latest public version of Google Play Store, now when I open an app I do see the uninstall / Open or Update buttons and a new visual showing nicer/bigger application icon and ...
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Will Google play store auto update in future if I install latest store APK manually for now?

I'm desperately waiting for play store to update to 4.9.13, now it's been three weeks since update release and I'm losing control now. I want to ask that for now if I update play store manually with ...
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Google Play site says the app is compatible but the Google Play app says otherwise

I am trying to download a game from Google Play to my VirtualBox. The site (browsed with my Windows 7 laptop and Firefox) says the app is compatible with all of my devices. I happily clicked the ...
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How many devices don't run Google Play

I've recently integrated AdMob into my app. AdMob requires Google Play Services, which requires the Google Play app. How many devices do not have Google Play available? I'm worried about losing ...
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Installing/updating apps over mobile data

On my LG G2 device running Android 4.2.2, I can't seem to install or update any applications while on the mobile network. I can still access the Play Store but upon tapping "Update", the download ...
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Get rid of google market localization limitation to install an app [duplicate]

I'd like to test last HBO GO android application to see how they implemented chromecast, but I'm in Canada and my devices are registered to play store Canada so I'm not able to install it. I have been ...
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Google Play Store is not working

I updated my Galaxy S3 three months ago and since then, my Play Store went wrong. I can't open it anymore, not to mention my phone often got stuck for hours. I tried every method I could find like ...
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will i lose my pictures during a factory reset?

I accidentally deleted my app store and cant figure out how to get it back or open it again. I've read that I should do a factory reset. What will I lose if I do that? Im worried about my pictures.
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Issue Updating Google Apps - “Not Signed Correctly”

First and forehand, I am running JB 4.2.2 AOKP on my AT&T Samsung Galaxy S3. I have the latest gapps package installed after every time I flash an update to my ROM. For some reason though, ...
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Digital magazines on google play/android Market: does it work like Apple newsstand?

I apologize if I may seem a bit confused but actually I need some direction to make up my mind about digital magazines publication on google play /android markets. I'm comparing to the Apple store/ ...
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Can I make Google Play not run a background process (on CM10)?

There is always a background process for Google Play Market in the CyanogenMod 10 system (Android 4.1.x). I don't like this. Since my device (Samsung Galaxy S) doesn't have much memory, I'd like to ...
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Problem with Play Store on Samsung Galaxy Note II: Play Store does not open

I was a regular Galaxy SII user, recently moved to Galaxy Note-2 - so far so good, but since today, I am finding my Play Store application, is not working on Note-2 [it was, earlier], even from the ...
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How is installing an app from web-based PlayStore implemented?

As you are probably aware, when browsing the web-based PlayStore, it is actually possible to install an app right-away. Upon pressing the "Install" button (like the one in the image - taken from the ...
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how to capture any .apk download

We are seeking a reliable method to get the .apk file for any arbitrary application that may currently exist on Google Play store. ("legit" reasons may be e.g. to later restore to application v8 even ...
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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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Dangers of Apps running in “Hidden mode”?

I have downloaded an app to record all my calls. The app is working great but the trouble is that it doesn't shows up under the "Ongoing" in the notification bar nor does it shows up in "active ...
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Can't get Google Play after flashing firmware

I've recently rooted my phone in pursuit of freeing up the internal memory from system apps. I then tried uninstalling Gmail by deleting the file and then trying to reinstall it from the play store ...
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Update from app store stuck on “downloading..”

There are three apps that needs an update on my device, I've got an always-on 3G connection and it's working (I can use whatever app I need), but when trying to download the update from the app store ...
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change phone properties so I can download an item from Google play?

I have a Huawei u8160(A.K.A Vodafone 858 Smart) which had an original Froyo ROM , Now it's upgraded to CyanogenMod7.2(Gingerbread) and even after upgrading Google play apps are the same exactly. I ...
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Installing official Google Marketplace on a chinese Asus Eee Pad Transformer 101 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I install the Google Apps Package (Play Store, …) on my Android device? I'm currently living in China, so I bought my Asus Eee Pad Transformer 101 here. ...
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buy an app - message: “none of the accounts on your phone are supported”

I tried to buy my first app on the HTC EVO. My mail is working fine. It says "none of the accounts on your phone are supported", then it offers me to 'add a google account". I click "Already have a ...
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App Installation Fails Every Time [duplicate]

My wife uses a Droid (first gen) running v2.2, and in the past month or so she can no longer download or update apps from the Market. We've tried rebooting the phone without any luck. The phone has ...
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Would uninstalling Play Store and Play Services delete user data on phone?

If I uninstall Google Play Store and Play Services will that delete files such as texts, pictures and more. My issue at hand is this error continuously appearing on my phone: "Google Play Services has ...
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I forgot the Google account name that I used for buying apps on Google Play, can I recover it somehow?

I am not sure if this fits here, but I saw a couple of other account related questions, so I'm giving it a shot. I just resetted my phone and forgot to take note of one of the two Google accounts I ...
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Google play store now forcing adware on my android

I was being swamped by google play store adware, redirecting my phone to the google play store and various downloads. It happened any time I activated anything on my phone... opened a folder.. ...
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List of most popular Android devices to support [closed]

First post here so sorry if its in the wrong place. We are now starting to develop for Android and i am sure this is a age old question but here goes. Obviously Android has hundreds of devices and ...
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Paid app after phone reset missing

I have bought an app 3 months back. Recently I reset my phone to factory settings. I could not be able to find my app on google store. ( the one I bought 3 months back) Please help. Thanks
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Blacklist recommended apps in Google Play?

As the title says. I want to remove apps I have zero interest in from the so-called recommend apps list. Also block certain contacts from influencing the recommendations if possible.
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can't access purchased apps

I have purchased apps from play store. At xmas, When my daughter got her tablet, I signed into my account and she could download all of the purchased apps. Today we got a new tablet and I am trying to ...
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I accidentally deleted the updates of my google play

I was exploring my cellphone. I came to the uninstall updates of google play. Now I can't open it nor can update my apps. What do I do?
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Internet is working over Wi-Fi but Google Play Store says “reconnect” after few minutes

I have a problem connecting to Google Play Store with some Wi-Fi. My Wi-Fi at home works fine and I don't see any problem with other sites. But whenever I go to Google Play Store, it just keeps me ...
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android apps not getting dowloaded from playstore

today i tried to download an application from play store. but instead it showed the error message not enough store space in device memory. i tried to search the solution for it on net. so i did few ...
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Can I play a game on a second device with the same profile with out starting over?

I have been playing boom beach on an android tablet. The tablet is no longer accessible to me. Can I play the game on another android tablet without starting over?
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How can I solve Play Store Error ”unknown error code during application install:-102“

When I update the ES File Explorer today, I met the error. And I have checked a lot of site. Most of the site never mentioned the -102 error code. How can I solve it. I have checked this post on the ...
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Are there different results, depending on how you uninstall an Android app?

When uninstalling an Android app, is there any resultant difference between any of the following three procedures: Find the app in the Play Store, and select "Uninstall" or Open Settings, Select ...
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“There was a problem parsing the package” when uninstalling an app

I have Android phone which I flashed. Now, I want to download WhatsApp, but after downloading it, I can't open it. It continues to display "There was a problem parsing the package" when I try to ...
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On how many devices can you install a paid app purchased from the Amazon App Store?

Several questions on Android Enthusiasts (including this one) seek to determine on how many different Android devices an app purchased from the Google Play Store can be installed. The answers ...
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“Incompatible with other application(s) using the same shared user ID” when installing Google Play services

I am using Samsung Galaxy Tab 3. I use it to play games and I have one that needs to be backed up by Google+. Unfortunately, my tablet doesn't have Google+ and Google Play services app installed in ...