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Is there a way to sort apps by popularity (number of 'downloads') in the Google Play Store, or otherwise?

Google's Play Store does not sort its 'Top' apps by number of downloads. This prevents you from discovering the true order of which apps people are downloading the most, making you often not know ...
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Play Store Purchased Apps

I've kind of a dumb question. I've recently purchased an app from play store. I've not installed it yet, but I notice that there is a remove option for it. My question if I remove it, do I have to ...
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How to bring back GOOGLE PLAY SERVICES

NOTE: MY PHONE IS ROOTED. A few days back my GOOGLE PLAY STORE started showing '"NO CONNECTION...RETRY" even when the phone was connected to WIFI. All other internet using apps worked normally but ...
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storage space running out error?

So on my android tablet that I've had for about five months I'm getting an error in my notification bar that says storage space running out some system functions may not work. I don't know how to fix ...
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Unable to play games after using RAM Expander

I can't play any games after activating ROEHSOFT RAM Expander. They hang after activating swap file, and I don't know how to force Android to use the swap file.
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Why can't I download apps on my android phone?

I have a Huawei ascend y300 4.1 android jelly bean .Every time I try downloading apps from google play it says "Couldn't install on USB storage or SD Card" I try deleting apps I don't use for memory ...
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Why do apps on the Google Play Store have com. at the start?

When you get an app from the play store, the apps are always given in this format (For example): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.king.candycrushsaga I'm not interested in the main ...
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can i use the european playstore from canada? [duplicate]

Im Canadian is there a way for me to access the European version of the google playstore (besides using a EU credit card and faking my address)? Alternatively; has anyone figured out a way or ...
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Google Play Store No connection

Why when I enter Google Play Store using my LG-P875 phone, it shows only "No Connection Retry"? A few days ago I was deleting some apps and other stuffs to save up my storage space, and I wonder if I ...
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When updating an app, is it newly installed or only part of it updated?

While updating an application, is the application newly installed, or only updated-part added to previous application? Is it possible to download only updated part of the application?
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How to disable Play store from updating itself?

I don't quite like the new design of the play store, and wish to stay with version 3 of it. Is it possible (by root if needed, and I think it is needed) to disable it from auto-updating? Will I even ...
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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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Where does the Play Store store the apps I am currently downloading?

I was downloading Facebook from the Play Store awhile ago when the phone suddenly hanged up so I forcefully shut it down by removing the battery. Now when I re-boot Facebook is no longer in the queue ...
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Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 - Google Play Store Installing

I hava Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 and my Android version is 2.2.1 I have not Google Play app on my phone. Can I install Google Play app with this specifications. If not how can do it? I just do not ...
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I'm trying to download an app, but it wont let me press certain buttons…whats the matter? [duplicate]

So I have 7 inch long android tablet. I am trying to download an app, but whenever I click on install it asks me to confirm, but it wont let me press continue or skip. Ive tried doing the paint app ...
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App update for removed countries in google play store

An Android app was available in all countries in the playstore. After a few months, the app was removed from one country ("country XXX") what will happen if a new version of the app becomes available ...
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how to reinstall with future updates in play store

Am rooted my mobile xoloq600s. And unfortunately uninstall the play store.in my mobile always showing ((Google exchange service is stopped)) And am install the play store with my frnds backup file it ...
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Please help me change the country for google Playstore [duplicate]

My son has a Galaxy mini s3, uses PlayStore. I have tried to change his country from Israel (where we were when he originally opened the playstore account) to America (our permanent address), but I ...
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How to play the same game over two devices

My brother and I want to play the same game on two different devices. This game is connected to his Google Play account. The problem comes in where I have to sign in with my PHONE into his account in ...
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Unable to reach Google Play does not recognize my device

I have the HUAWEI G520-5000 mobile phone which was bought in April 2013 from China during a business trip. The device, despite of being locked for China Mobile carrier, is working properly for my ...
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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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Error in Installation -24 [duplicate]

Im trying to reinstall some apps after ive factory reset my phone but when it wont complete the process cos this messages pops up saying Unknown error in installation '-24'. What does that even mean? ...
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Can I set the schedule for automatic Market updates, e.g. every night?

Is there a way to schedule when the Market updates my installed apps? Ideally I would like to run it late every night, that way I won't have to be bothered with them when I'm actually using the phone. ...
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How to search the Play Store by permissions?

How do I specify that I do not wish to see apps that require for example internet access? Or to only show apps that use a specific permission? A specific repository with search on its webpage? An app ...
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Whitelisting an application catalog/store

As the title says, does anyone know how to "whitelist" an application store ? Here are the reasons I want this : 1, Keeping the "unknown sources" flag always enable, is "dangerous". 2, Switching ...
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Is it possible to enable in-app purchases for Restricted Profiles?

I've set up a restricted profile on my Nexus to enable my children to have relatively controlled access to the device. Now one of them is asking for me to unlock a couple of features within an app ...
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Error installing apps

I'm trying to install a game on the Play store, and I get the following error every time: Sorry, we had trouble processing your request. We're working on fixing the issue. Please try again later. ...
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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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How do I get play store to stop asking me to auto-update on wifi?

I have an Acer Iconia A200 running Android 4.0.3. Lately whenever I update an app, the Play Store asks me (via a pop-up dialog) if I want to automatically update apps on Wi-Fi. The only answers I can ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 update deleted Play Store and a bunch of other Google apps

Today my Galaxy S3 alerted me that there was an update to Push Services available. For once I actually thought "hey, let's not dismiss this update" and went through the whole process. There were no ...
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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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Installing Play Store on Chinese Samsung Note 3

I have a Chinese Note 3 running Android 4.3. It doesn't have the Play Store which defeats everything that made Samsung dominate the smartphone space. I can't download GMail; I am stuck with a browser ...
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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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ART makes Facebook app non installable (Error: -24) [duplicate]

I have an Android 4.4.2 phone and I enabled ART instead of Dalvik. When I go to the Google Play Store and try to install Facebook, it can't install the app. I get two errors, sometimes I get ...
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Play Store icons are no longer transparent

The past few days I have noticed that the Play Store icons have a black background. I've even done a Factory Reset. I am facing the problem with every icon in the play store. Is there any way to get ...
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Can't download apps from Google Play store via mobile network

I have a Sony Xperia sola in Egypt. I bought it with Gingerbread, then I upgraded to ICS 4.0.4. After the upgrade, I became unable to download any apps from Google Play using my mobile network, and ...
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Logout from Gmail account without logging out Google Play Store account

I tried logging out the account on Gmail, but it logged out the Play Store as well. How can I logout of my Gmail account without logging out of the Google Play Store? Is it possible?
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Google Play store crashes and gapps process not working since upgrading to Jelly Bean on Samsung Galaxy S II

My phone is about 9 months old and has not given me any problems before I upgraded to the latest Android version - Jelly Bean 4.1.2. I downloaded an original version (not a cracked version) when I got ...
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How to allow auto-update of apps in Play Store only when plugged in?

I would like apps to be updated automatically when my phone is plugged in (charging) and on wifi. I can easily allow auto-update only when wifi is on with the appropriate option in the Play Store ...
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Icon issues in Google Play Store 4.8.20 [duplicate]

I'm running Android 4.2.1 and recently the Play Store app updated to version 4.8.20 and since then I'm facing icon issues within the store. Click for larger version As you can see, there's a weird ...
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Google Play does not work and shows “No connection” or “There was a problem connecting to the network”

I've got a Droid X, running Android 2.3.4 and System version 4.5.621.MB810.Verizon.en.US. Just recently, Google Play stopped working. Whenever I open Google Play, it immediately displays: No ...
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What does error 923 when downloading apps from Google Play Store mean?

I've seen this error a few times just now, it seems to only occur when I install an app through the Google Play web interface. Haven't seen it when installing apps directly from my mobile device. ...
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How to fix a consistently freezing app download?

On my new Motorola X, I am downloading an app (Amazon's Kindle app) from the Google Play store and it is consistently getting to 91% downloading and then freezing there. I can cancel the download ...
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Error “package not correctly signed correctly. uninstall the previous app” on new Micromax A108

When updating the built-in apps like Opera Mini, I'm getting the above error. I even tried downloading some apps like WhatsApp but those give me an error that the Google Play app is not updated and ...
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Market App crashes on Samsung Galaxy Ace

i have samsung galaxy ace, yesterday i rooted my phone and installed the link2sd application, everything was fine, today when i tried to install an application using market, the market just crashes ...
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l format my Huawei G700-T00 and now l cannot install it again [duplicate]

Please how can l reinstall google playstore on my Huawei G700-T00. i have tried to install it three time
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Changing Play Store default language and/or country

I bought a Samsung S4 here in the Philippines but the default language in the Play Store is Korean. Also, the prices of the apps for sale are in Won (Korean currency). How do I change the language to ...
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Why are most of my Pre-Installed apps that connect to Google not working?

Okay, I am using a Huawei m865c (Ascend II), running Android 2.3.6. I am trying to open Google Play, but it tells me that there is no connection. I am connected to a 20 mb/ps with all bars. I tried ...
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Google Play Store crashes after update integration on Samsung S4

I'm on rooted stock Samsung Galaxy S4. I integrated Google Play Store with updates to the system partition with Titanium Backup. And after that the Play Store stopped working. I cleared the cache and ...
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Google Play Store not Updating in my New HTC Desire 816 [duplicate]

I bought a new HTC Desire 816 Dual Phone and it prompted me to sign in to my G mail which i did. But it requested for update to my Google Play store which returned with Error 403. I cant download any ...