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How to change the Play Store language?

I live in Hong Kong, and the Play Store displays everything in the local Cantonese language. I have set everything I can (Android language, Account language, even the app locale via Xposed Module "App ...
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Downloading from Play Store gives error 491

When I try to download anything from the Play Store it shows error 491 and can't finish the download. I have a Samsung Salaxy S 7582. How do I fix this?
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Clear Google Play Failed Download Space

I recently tried installing an app that was around 1.8GB to my Nexus 7 (8GB). it's a device with unfortunately small internal storage, so I had about 2GB free before attempting the install. I come ...
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1answer
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“Error while retrieving information from server [DF-DFERH-01]” on Play Store

I have a Storex eZee Tab 702 tablet. My Google Play Store was working very well until a few weeks ago, when it started saying, Error while retrieving information from server [DF-DFERH-01] I ...
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1answer
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Is there a way to trick the Android Market into thinking I'm using a different device do I can download protected apps?

I have an unrooted Archos 70IT with the market add-on app and there's a number of apps that I can find in the Market on my Droid but not on my Archos. They are likely "protected apps" which can only ...
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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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3answers
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Where does Google Play store its ebooks on an Android device?

In the Google Play Books Android application, there is an option to keep an ebook on a device if the user wants to do it. So when you decide to do such a thing, the ebook may be stored somewhere on ...
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Multiple Google Accounts and the Market

I have multiple Google accounts like below: Account A (my primary account). Account B Account C I only have the extra two accounts for gmail (via Google Apps for domains) and don't use them for ...
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Google play disappeared from my phone

While uninstalling some app I may have accidentally uninstalled Google play app. But even then I have updated Google play app before and while uninstalling it should remove only updates from my phone ...
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2answers
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How can I rate an app in Honeycomb?

Seems like I can't find out how to do the basics on my Honeycomb tablet. How do you rate an app in the Market?
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Error when downloading application from the play store: RPC: S-3

I just got an Android tablet and when I try to install an app on the Play store it says: error retrieving information from server [RPC:S-3]. I've tried clearing the data for the Play Store app ...
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How do I remove an app from the “My Android Apps” page? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to remove apps from “all downloaded” in Play Store I have a bunch of apps that I tried before then uninstalled. Now they're showing up on ...
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Is there a maximum number of devices allowed on a Google Play Account?

Many schools are looking at using Android tablets in classrooms. Some have classroom sets of 35-40 tablets. As a means to manage apps, having them tied to a single Google Play account would be ...
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How to remove Google Account that is set for Android Market in device?

In my Device I have entered the the xyz@gmail.com as google account and I have also set that account as the Market account. Now I want to use abc@gmail.com as my market account but I am not able to do ...
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Download issues with Android Marketplace: “Download unsuccessful”

Archos 43 Internet Tablet owner here. I've been happily using the Google Android Marketplace since purchasing this device, but recently, my application downloads and updates are not working. Either ...
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1answer
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Ridiculous error on all google play store Using CM 10.1.3

I have a crazy problem. Whenever I update anything I get this error update for (insert Google app here) could not be downloaded due to an error (error while retrieving information from the server. ...
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How does Android Market WebStore's Silent Install work?

I have been thinking a lot about this, and came to a point that since the silent install requires the user to give his google id, it might fix a notification against that google id, to let the device ...
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1answer
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Error 927 while updating YouTube

I am suddenly getting Error 927 while updating the YouTube App from Official Google Play Store on my Android device. Android version: 4.2 and Device name: Micromax Canvas 4 I am using 2G Internet ...
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unknown error code -24 [duplicate]

I have Android 4.1.2 on Samsung galaxy S2 I install an app and get this error: unknown error during appliaction install -24 googling this line should clearing Google play cache might help but it ...
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How to get full list of apps in play-store [closed]

Is there a way to get a list with all the apps in google play? And if so is there a way to find the SDK from any app created there?
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Play Store 4.9.13 insufficient storage error and icon issues

I've been having issues with the Play Store's recent 4.9.13 update on my Blu Dash 4.5. Every time I try to install or update any app that is more than 1 MB, I keep getting an "insufficient storage" ...
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1answer
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Configure Play Store to download temporary files to SD Card

I find that every time I start to update an application using Google Play, my phone's internal memory starts to run out (i.e. the Play app downloads temporary files to internal memory). In a number of ...
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How can I turn songs from Google Play Music into ringtones?

Is there a way to easily use music from Google Play Music as ringtones on my phone?
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How to enable Play Store auto-update for just a few apps?

As the title says, I'd like to enable auto-update for trusted apps (e.g. Google apps), but if I open the app in Play Store and check Auto-update, I get the question "Auto-update is currently disabled ...
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2answers
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Can a Factory Reset fix Malware Problem?

This recent story appeared on Slashdot regarding various malware apps that had invaded the Android Market. Google quickly removed them (and I was not infected - I don't typically download apps), but I ...
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4answers
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Are there any specific advantages to using the Amazon Android App Store over the Google Android Market?

Is the new Amazon Android App Store just another marketplace or are there any specific features or benefits that the Google Android Market doesn't have?
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Can you fully remove Google system apps from Android including the Play Store updates?

Believe it or not, but I want to remove a few Google Apps which I have no use for and want to free up space, resources and mobile data usage by not having them on my phone at all. These include: ...
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1answer
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Can I use Google Play gift cards in my country?

I recently found out that there are now Google Play gift cards. Something I've been looking forward to. The downer? It's not available for sale at my country (Philippines). So I want to know, if I get ...
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How can I stop Google play from automatically updating?

How can I stop Google play from automatically updating to the latest version? I tried deleting my hosts file but it's not being deleted. My phone is rooted.
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2answers
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Android and antiviruses

This is actually three questions: Are anti-viruses needed for smartphones running Android OS? Is the Android Market absolutely safe (because all precautions are taken by Google to prevent any ...
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Can't install Google Play Services

I just upgraded Google+ to 3.6.0.44338848 (released late March 2012) and now it won't launch. It says: This app won't run without Google Play services, which are missing from your phone. If I ...
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How to disable redirects from Google Search results to Android apps (different issue from 2014)?

This is no duplicate of the same titled questions from 2014: The list of recent "answers" of disgruntled users shows that this is a new problem that seems to have surfaced just recently. As the ...
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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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How to circumvent the market compatibility check?

Sometimes I would like to install some App on my Notion Ink Adam but the Android Market says that my device is not compatible with the App. ATM I simply google for the specific App and search some ...
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How many times can I install an application I've purchased on the Market?

I have just bought an HTC HD2 and I immediately installed a custom Android ROM. I will probably change ROMs often. If I buy an application from the Android Market how many times can I download and ...
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How would you uninstall a rogue Home (Launcher) application?

If you were to install a Home Screen application that does not give you access to the System Settings screen (to go to Manage Applications), and also does not let you launch Apps (such as the Market ...
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Market App Downloads always fails/never starts

Brand new LG GT540, everything works except for the Market. Clicking on Install on any App resultings in it sitting on 'Starting download..." for several seconds then as soon as it changes to ...
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Top Grossing Apps on Android Market

I was surfing on Android Market and I found a list of Top Grossing Apps? Do you know what does it mean specifically? Which is the criteria to appear in that lists?
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How can I use Google Play without storing any Google account information on my phone?

I am using HTC Wildfire handset, but I think following question applies to all Android-based handsets. My Google Account has been added under Settings -> Accounts & Sync --> Google (under ...
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Is there a way to see the top apps across all categories?

Is there a way to see some stats about the top apps in the Android Market across all categories? The Google Play Store gives me some top paid and free apps per category. How do I get the overall ...
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google play store says no connection retry [duplicate]

When I open the Google Play Store it says, no connection retry even when I am connected to wifi and when I hit Sign In in the Youtube app it says, An error occurred.
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Why do some of my apps show “Update” and some show “Update (manual)”?

When I go into the Market app and into my downloads list I can see that 5 of my apps have an available update. Three of the apps say "Update" in orange, and two of them say "Update (manual)" in dark ...
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Google Play deducted extra Rupee 50 after first-time Play Store purchase of an App/Game. Why is that?

Today I bought Temple Run: Oz from Google Play. When I filled all the credentials in to pay rupee 53.18 for this application then it automatically deducted rupee 50.00 from my credit card and after ...
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1answer
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How can I disable shortcuts from being created after install from Google Play?

I own a Galaxy S2 with the Samsung ICS stock, and I've noticed when I download an application from Google Play (Market) it installs it and automatically places the app shortcut on the first free space ...
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Always seeing “No connection: Retry” in Android Market

I have an HTC Touch with Froyo installed that I use for app development. I haven't used it for a couple of months, and when I fired it up today I'm seeing the same error every time I launch the Market ...
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1answer
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Can I use the Google Market without syncing other Google data?

I have HTC Wildfire phone. I want to access Google Market, but I don't want to import any data from my Google Account. I don't want contacts or any other data from my Google Account on my phone. Is ...
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1answer
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Application Always Downloading

I notice sometimes an app (in this case Dropbox) is always downloading when I go into Market > Downloads. I even uninstalled it. So it doesn't appear in my application list but it still says ...
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1answer
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Why would a free app be in the top grossing section?

I was just browsing through the play store and noticed that there are a few free apps in the top grossing section and that's a little puzzling. This might not be the best place to put up this question ...
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Update Market Application to Google Play Market Application

I have the problem with latest update which re-brands "Market" app to "Google Play Market" app. At one moment "Market" icon disappeared from both home screen and applications. I was seeking for the ...
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Google Play allows publishers to respond to users' comments?

As far as I have known, and also read in the description of many apps on Google Play, it is not possible for publishers to respond to user's comments, but recently I have come across this: Can ...