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Are there any side effects of uninstalling Apps

Are there any side effects of Installing and uninstalling lots of apps on an Android smart phone? Specifically are there any things that do not get cleaned up that I need to be aware off?
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Android Market disappeared! How do I get it back?

Since upgrading to FroYo, the Android Market app has disappeared from my wife's Droid X: it doesn't appear on the home screen or in the Applications list in settings. Is there any way to get it back?
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Is Google Earth available for Android phones?

I saw a list of top free apps in a magazine. Yeah, one of those old fashioned things with glossy paper made from dead trees. Anyway, the SPARQCode yielded an app not found message from Android Market. ...
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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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Is there a good app that lets me to the app updates in one go?

Right now in the market you have to manually update each app, is there an app that automates this?
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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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1answer
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Is there any way to force market to update and install apps one at a time?

I'm having problems with my Samsung galaxy Captivate where whenever I attempt to update all the apps in market, every single app begins downloading and installing all at the same time and the result ...
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How can I turn off the “allow automatic updating” for an app?

Once I've checked off the box to "allow automatic updating" for an app in the market, is there any way to undo this without uninstalling and reinstalling the app? Moto Droid running 2.2 UPDATE: ...
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How to post a link to an android market app?

You can post a link to an android market application by useing a link that looks like: market://search?q=pname:package While browsing the market, is it possible to find an app's package name? ...
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How can I replace stock download manager that Google Play uses?

Yesterday I upgraded my rooted LG Optimus One (P500) running v20g 2.3.3 to CM10 (unofficial) 4.1.1 through this post. Since the new ROM is unofficial and is in alpha/beta stage there are few known ...
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5answers
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How do I force stop an application downloading from Android Market?

As I posted Some of the applications are getting downloaded more than once ... I need to stop the downloading an application from the Market. Its really waste of time and waste of data(I use 2GB data ...
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Disable application update notification

How can I disable certain application's update? I'm using Brut Google Map v4.6.0.4686. Since there is a new version in the market, the update notification will appear from time to time. How do I ...
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What is Google's Stance on Keeping the Android Market Open to the General Public

(And by "General Public" I mean, people who aren't paying $30 a month for data transfers, and just using wifi instead.)
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1answer
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My apps status suddenly become “not installed on the phone”, even the google play store!

I have been searching online for problem similar to my case but unfortunately didn't manage to find any solution to my case. INFO Samsung Galaxy S2 i9100T droid version 4.03 STORY I didn't do ...
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1answer
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Is it possible to use the Google Play Store without having a mobile provider?

I am trying to install Skype and other applications on my brand new Android tablet but I keep getting stuck with a message: Can't establish a reliable connection to the server This could be a ...
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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: An app failed to download/install - what do I do?

Sometimes I download an app but it fails to download or install. The message just says that, no further details. It generally seems that the app never installs after that. Is there anyway I can find ...
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I get an application error 919 when updating Chrome. How to proceed?

While updating Chrome, I repeatedly get the following error: Unknown error code during application install: "919" This is on a Wolfgang AT-AS43D4, running stock 4.1.2. I have about 100 MB free ...
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2answers
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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 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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1answer
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Google Play Store on a Samsung Galaxy Ace missing

I have a Samsung Galaxy Ace with Android 2.3.4. The phone came with Samsung App Store not the Google market. I would like to install the Google market or Google Play as there is a better selection of ...
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1answer
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PIN reset for purchases on Market

I created a PIN for accepting purchases on the Android Market, and I seem to have forgotten it. How can I reset it? It looks as though I can't access User Controls without said PIN. It's not a huge ...
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1answer
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I have multiple Google accounts on my phone. How can I delete some of them?

I have an annoying problem with this Samsung Epic 4G touch. I set up a new Gmail account, which I use for Google Talk and the Android Market. However, I logged in to YouTube under two usernames at ...
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Is the app version I download always the latest?

I have recently submitted an app to the Android market to quickly realize that I had left in a bit of code that needed to be removed. I quickly re-submitted a new version but was wondering if the ...
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1answer
157 views

Can application upgrades happen automatically, even if you have it turned off in marketplace?

I thought I had turned off all the automatic upgrades for the apps on my phone (T-Mobile G2 w/ Froyo). However, yesterday, I got a notice that said that I had new GMail and described the new ...
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When is an “in app purchase” not an in app purchase?

The Play Store policy on in app transaction fees reads like this: For applications and all in-app products that you choose to sell on Google Play, the transaction fee is equivalent to 30% of the ...
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Unknown error code during application install: “920” while installing Google Keyboard

Unknown error code during application install: "920" while installing Google Keyboard on Android ver. 4.0.4
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How to check if application on Google Play would work on other (not own) phone?

Is there a way to (at least approximately) check if an application I have found in Google Play store would work on friend's phone. I'd rather not suggest an app that would not work on friend's phone. ...
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Specific App install from Google Play fails, where to see log?

I'm trying to re-install a paid app from the Google Play Store I had previously installed before doing a system update. The installation fails silently after downloading. (Other installs from the ...
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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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What is a good way to approach a developer about supporting my device? [closed]

The Google Play Store on my new Asus Nexus 7 does not list the application I want. When I visit the Play Store web site I see the applications listed, and I am told they are not compatible with my ...
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1answer
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Server Error! Play Store failing

I can't go on to the Google Play Store! I do not know why. Last time I did, I tried to download 'HOM 2' which is a game, and cannot download it. It says "package invalid" and "phone storage is getting ...
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Google Play does not work on Samsung S3 (GT-I9300) purchased in China Unicom [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does China Mobile Galaxy S3 model GT I-9308 have Google Play Store? Just want to check Whether Google Play support Samsung S3 (GT-i9300)? I have downloaded the Google ...
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How To Switch To A Higher Storage SDHC Card With Less Hassle And Problems? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to upgrade / swap SD card without losing data and installed apps? I am about to switch to SanDisk 16GB SDHC from 8GB storage flash card of same brand, but currently ...
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How to sync android market account if I have the app but the market isn't in my add account? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I install the Google Apps Package (Play Store, …) on my Android device? I've been trying to get the new market on my phone for a while, I finally did then ...
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1answer
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Some of the Applications are getting downloaded more than once from Android Market

I observed one funny thing. I have the habit of installing the applications directly from Android market on PC. How to install the Apps directly from PC ? Ans: I have a Google Account. I open the ...
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Why can't I download apps from the Android Marketplace?

I just bought an HTC Desire S and cannot download apps from the Android Marketplace. I tried to download Skype and it stalled saying "Starting To Download" - nothing happened. Then I tried downloading ...
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1answer
2k views

Google Map alternatives with offline navigation support [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: alternatives to Google Maps Hi All, Does google map application provides voice guided navigation ? Does it supports offline navigation ? Any app which supports ...
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Why are preinstalled apps not registered in play store on new devices?

This is the 2nd time I noticed this. Once with a new Samsung galaxy s3 (with newly created Google account) and now with a new Samsung Galaxy Note (also with a newly created Google account). I've just ...
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1answer
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How to authorize other email adress for google play store?

I can install apps on our family tablet using my personal Google account. Somehow I've set this up in the past, so I have all my devices under one Google account. Note that the tablet is officially ...
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Not able to install google apps after following the suggested steps

I have a retail tablet(Crystal Audio, GR) that after many tries I have managed to root it, with Kingo Root. I can the application SuperSu installed and when I am trying to perform root actions, it ...
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I'm having trouble opening my play store

I have a galaxy s3 and the play store will not open, I've i tried every way I can think of to open it but it won't work: I restarted my phone many times, I've also tried opening it from the ...
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Not getting current location even if Location Services are enabled

Device: Samsung mobile phone Android: 4.0.3 My Location Services are enabled, but I am not getting the current location. When I restart the phone, it works. What could be the problem here?
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1answer
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Is it possible to disable Google Play updates?

Is it possible to disable updates to Google Play and Google Play Services? I have automatic updates switched off, but this 2 Google apps are upgrading itself without my permission, and I can only ...
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1answer
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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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1answer
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Does Google Audit all apps that enter the market place? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are the apps safe? How can I make my Android more secure? There are several 'requires root' apps in the market and one of the most famous ones have more than 5 Million ...
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Google Play says “You don't have any devices”

I tried factory resetting so I need to enter my Google account again to my device however it's been more than an hour now and Google Play still says "You don't have any devices". Any ideas how to fix ...
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1answer
691 views

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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1answer
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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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How to get Android Market on Archos 70I

I have an Archos 70i and am still unable to get Android Market on it. I want to get a flash player and other apps which I believe is available on Android Market. Can anyone help me in simple English, ...