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Prevent app installation when switching phones

I would like to know if there is a way to prevent the auto-install of apps when switching to a new phone / device. Going in and uninstalling apps is a bit of a pain and I'd like to avoid it. I did not ...
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How can I reinstall Play Store?

I was having some issues with my samsung galaxy s2. I took it to an I.T. store to get it fixed and now all is working fine, except play store is no longer there. I went into 'all applications' in ...
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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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Problems with changing the default country in Google Play Store

I need help regarding changing my country on the Google Play Store. I tried everything from hard resetting my phone to changing all the details in the settings but it didn't work. I changed all my ...
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How to fix Google Play Store Update Error in Android 4.0.4?

I hope this question is not a duplicate of other related questions. In my Samsung Galaxy S duos mobile (Android 4.0.4 OS) I received frequent notification to update my software. Though I ...
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Cant use smart update(Delta update) [duplicate]

i have question about delta update: is delta updates world wide what version of android work with delta updates is all apps support for delta updates is there any work to do to activate this feature i ...
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How can I stop being redirected to the App Store/Google Store by dodgy ad-scripts?

There are a load of sites that do this now, and it's really annoying: I visit a content site on my Android device. 10-15 seconds after loading starts the site hangs for a few seconds. Google play ...
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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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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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Unknown error code during application install: “-25”

I uploaded an app to Google Play Store. But some users reported that they were able to download the app, but unable to install the app. They are getting the error Unknown error code during ...
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View Installed Apps on particular Device on play.google.com

Before the redesign of play.google.com (the website, not the Android app), there was a way of viewing what apps where installed on a device of yours and what apps where in your library but not ...
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Unable to access Google Play because of account verification problem

My dad has a HTC desire A8181 and he has a problem where he can't log on to google play. It happened like this: 2 years ago my dad got a message that he had to log in to google play on a Google ...
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Google Play Store doesn't auto update apps on my Motorola Moto G

I have a German retail Motorola Moto G (2013) running Android 4.4.4 stock, no root. I have the Google Play Store not auto updating my apps despite it being set to do so (over Wifi only). I tried ...
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Google Play Store: Package file was not signed correctly

I'm using Lenovo A369i and my Android version is 4.2.2. When I install an app, after it's finished installing, an error appears, Package file was not signed correctly First time, I thought maybe ...
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Is there a minimum app price at app stores?

Is there a limit on minimum app price? I ask as I never saw any app less than .99 in any app store (apart from free apps). Can an app be like .49 for example in Google or Amazon app store?
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Prevent Google Play from reinstalling apps after factory reset

I've got multiple Android devices and have a plethora of apps. I've just done a factory reset on one in order to use it for development purposes only, however there are a couple of apps that I need ...
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How can I view webpages locally?

Is there an app available on the Play Store that allows us to view websites/webpages that have been transferred to the SD Card? I've tried several android browsers and none of them allow me to open a ...
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Regarding the “Error Downloading: insufficient space” error in the Google Play store [duplicate]

I've spent a long, long time searching for a viable, long-term fix for this problem; though I'm beginning to believe that Google Play (or Google Play Services) is to blame. I recently factory reset my ...
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How do I stop Play Store from randomly opening when I'm in other apps?

Play Store is randomly opening when I'm in another app. It is simply showing me an app it thinks I would like, even though I haven't initiated any action on Play Store. I'm running Jelly Bean on a ...
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How do you leave a review on the Google Play Store without a Google+ account?

I would like to leave reviews for some of the Android apps I really appreciate. But leaving reviews on the Google Play Store requires signing up for Google+. Like many others, I refuse to add ...
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Why doesn't Google Play perform partial updates, rather than re-downloading the entire app? [duplicate]

I would like it if Google Play could download only partial app updates, instead of re-downloading the entire .apk file. On my 4.3 device this doesn't exist. Is there any reason behind this?
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Google Play keeps asking for an account (new or existing) and does not start anymore

Suddenly Google Play stopped working and now it is always asking me to provide an existing account or that i create a new one. When i try to use my existing one, it tells me that that account is ...
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How can I install Google play services on Android 2.2?

I have an unbranded tablet running android 2.2. I was trying to develop an application using gcm and wanted to test it on the tablet. But somehow SERVICE_NOT_AVAILABLE error was coming. I then came ...
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Error while buying apps in Google Play store in Android Jelly Bean

Anyone on the Android Jelly Bean OS and not able to buy Apps/Books through wallet? I have just bought the Samsung GalaxyNote 800 and am facing this issue. The error is (RPC:S-7:AEC-0). What is the ...
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How do I change my email address on Play Store as the one I have is no longer in use

The email address I have on Play Store is no longer verified and I wish to change to my current provider as I do not seem to be able to download apps
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How to root a Samsung Note 3 Neo bought in China?

I bought a brand new Samsung Note 3 Neo here in China, just to find out that all the major google apps are obviously not working. Could have thought of it before! I found some comments in this forum ...
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Change gmail account which will make in-app purchase?

What is the procedure to change email account which you want to use to make in-app purchase? Take a look at the image. I am using 2 gmail account and only 1 has credit card attached. The primary ...
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“there is insufficient memory on the device” [duplicate]

Well my dad just bought some phone for me "x-touch ocean" and I've beeeeeen trying to download apps but it keeps saying "insufficient memory on the device" I tried deleting apps I already found in the ...
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Can't log into Google Play Store or my Google account

Through a series of mishaps, I deleted Google Play Services, Google+ and probably many other apps. I did a factory reset, but it did not bring back my missing apps. My phone was rooted and I used ...
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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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Can I purchase app use Direct Carrier Billing method that its SIM card in other phone?

Currently there is only 1 mobile operator that its balance can be directly deducted if I purchase app in Play Store. Unfortunately, my Android phone doesn't use that supported mobile operator and I ...
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cannot download music album via google play on medion junior tab S7316 [duplicate]

help please, i am trying to download Christmas album for my 9 year old who wants to learn "Walking in the air". when click to buy it comes up with Error ... error while retrieving information from ...
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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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How does this behaviour get marked in the Play Store?

It's my understanding that when somebody has an app in the Play Store, they can monitor the number of installs and uninstalls of their app. A few days a go I flashed my phone from the L preview to ...
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Google Play Language Setting

I am currently using Samsung Galaxy S2. Recently I found that there are a lot of different language application in the Google play store. I can understand both English and Chinese but It seem like I ...
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Avoid opening Play Store after NFC scan for unlocking with Smart Lock

I want to use the Smart Lock feature of Android 5.0 Lollipop together with NFC. I've configured it and it works well, but my problem is, that after scanning the NFC Tag (and also after unlocking the ...
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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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How to avoid update and go right into the application?

Whenever i open Clash of Clans, it gives a popup saying Update is available! Good news! A new version of the game is available There is no cancel option. No matter if I click the back button or ...
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Auto Backup lost [duplicate]

I have over 658 pictures that were auto backed up on my old phone then got transfered to my new phone, but something was deleted under the "auto backup" folder to where I can see my pictures, but when ...
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How to change the Google Play email [duplicate]

I recently have gone from IPhone to Android. And my Google Play store is under an old email that has deleted its self. I have a purchased app that I need for school on this account, is there a way ...
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Android MINUS Google? [duplicate]

On my Lava mobile, I run Android 4.2.2 as it came installed. However, I want to remove Google completely. FWIW, I am not too pleased with the ToS and Privacy Policy of Google. Moreover, I almost ...
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Error 492 in Google Play Store

I have android 4.0 and I am getting Error 492 while downloading any app from Play Store. I have tried resetting my SDCard and doing Factory Reset. I have HCL ME U1 Tablet and It isn't rooted and I ...
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How do I get to the “Home” in Play Store?

I feel really dumb for needing to ask this. When I'm using the Play Store app, how do I get back to the main screen? Currently I hit "Back" multiple times to get there, but if I have done a lot of ...
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How to delete a Play store accpunt through system [duplicate]

I have sold my old android mobile to a person and made sure that the mobile was completely formatted. But, when I try to view the list of devices in Play Store it is listing both my new and old ...
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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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Play store not registering my phone after root

I rooted my phone and after that for the 1st time, as i was just checking out stuff, google play recognized my device and registered it. Later i did a factory reset and now for some reason it is not ...
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How do I deal with unknown installation error code -505?

I have a Nexus 7 and it has just been updated to Android 5. Two apps give me trouble after the system upgrade, games that my kids play. Dumb Ways to Die and VVVVVV. Both of these had icons after ...
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Want to download an app from Kenya in the app store [duplicate]

Possible duplicates of How can I circumvent regional restrictions in Google's Play Store? How to change country? Nevertheless, as the answers provided in the previous threads were not ...
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Sending Google Play Credits

Is there a way to send or 'gift' a person Google play credits? We would like to allow students to redeem points they earn for good grades, etc for Google play credits.
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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 ...