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How do I restrict uninstall of apps in the play store?

I have an android tablet. I also have a kid that doesn't understand enough to actually operate it properly, but more than enough to delete apps through the play store. Restricting purchases from the ...
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How to allow Android Market License Check through a secured network?

We have a secure network that doesn't allow internet access. Unfortunately one app from the Android Market we purchased for our honeycomb tablets uses Market License Check to verify that we've ...
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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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Some apps not available on play store after lcd_density change in build.prop

I changed the ro.sf.lcd_density in the build.prop on my Galaxy SII from the default 240 to 190. It made everything smaller, creating more space and increasing the quality of use for me personaly. ...
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How to remove apps from android market website?

There are a few apps that even though I uninstalled them (through android market mobile app) still remain present as 'installed' when I go to my website market account (they are not on my phone any ...
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Cancel All Market Updates/Downloads at Once

I just re-flashed CM 6.1 and when I opened up the market to download Titanium Backup, 27 apps started to automatically download, simultaneously. I'm not sure why they'd do that, and they never have ...
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Is there a way to prevent applications from updating when running on battery

I know you can restrict applications to update on Wi-Fi only. Can you achieve the same thing with "update when charging on sector only" too?
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How to change the frequency of Google Play update checks?

Every day I get a notification on my Inc2 that there are app updates available in the market. Is there a way to change the frequency of these update checks? I see no reason to be prompted to update ...
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Android Market auto restore apps not working

After some problems I had to restore my phone. Before doing it I had enabled the option of google's security copy. Now I've linked my google account and market does nothing, it doesn't restore apps. ...
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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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Application stuck in “Installing…” stage in Market

I'm having the problem mentioned in the title on my Samsung Galaxy S. I updated the app Dock Simulator and for some reason it got stuck while installing. Now it shows the scrolling green bar in the ...
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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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Google Play: Error downloading app - insufficient space

After one of the latest updates (not sure if it was the last one or a previous one) of the Google Play app, I am having an error trying to update a large app (42MB). It says: Error Downloading . ...
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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 come some apps won't download from Market?

I have a rather odd thing happening to three apps in the Market, all free. I tried to install Google Maps and Angry Birds Seasons from the market, but the downloads or installations failed and now I ...
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Any way to stop ridiculous translations in Google PlayStore?

Most of the translations are nonsense in Google Playstore. Looks stupid, amateurish and most of all they are annoying. Words by words meaning nothing! My mother language is finnish and Im using ...
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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 can I add the market to my device? [duplicate]

I have a white Pandigital Novel that I hacked to run Android 2.1. The firmware I have did not come with the market. Is there a way I can put the market on it? Is there a "market.apk" somewhere?
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How does Google Play determine the region on a tablet without SIM card

I know Google Play uses SIM card to determine the region on cell phones. And I know Market Unlocker and Market Enabler. How does Google Play determine your region on a tablet without SIM card? And ...
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How to display comments from devices that I don't own?

It is now possible to filter the comments in the Google Play Store using the devices you own as filter. Is it possible in some way to filter comments by devices that I don't own? I am trying to ...
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Why do the “Successfully updated” notifications disappear?

I noticed a weird behavior when updating applications with the newer Gingerbread (2.3.5?) and now Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0.3) builds. It might also be the case with other versions, but I have not seen ...
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How can I fix Android Market app's “Allow Automatic Updating” checkbox after it hid?

I ran into a really weird problem (bug?) In Android Market, when looking at a specific application's info, the first area in the lower white half of the screen is "Updates", containing "Allow ...
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How can I prevent Android from auto-installing all of my apps?

I usually install different ROMs regularly... When I set up my account on a fresh ROM, I don't want my phone to start loading all of the apps that I had installed with the same account on previous ...
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Is there a way to download applications from the Android market for offline installation? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to download apk file on PC from market? Is there a way to download an Android installation package from the market so that it can be installed offline at a later ...
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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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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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Market enabler not working (anymore??)

I own a MIUI-powered HD2 and a Chinese tablet on which I would like to install a couple of free apps that are intended for Italian market. I can see these apps from an A500 tablet but not from these ...
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Does Google publish search trends for the Android market?

Does Google publish the searches on the Android market? Is there any way to see top searches or anything?
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Apps' update status in Market app not always reliable?

So this is kind of a two fold question but it all falls under the same umbrella of update status reliability and might even be caused by the same factor. First, this morning I saw that my Logitech ...
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Fixing “Couldn't install on USB storage or SD card” issue

I recently had a problem that prevented updating any application installed on the SD card. When trying to update the application in the market, the update failed and the following message was given as ...
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Android Market on Google TV not working after update to Google Play

I have both a Sony and a Logitech device. Yesterday I opened the Market from my Google TV and it immediately began updating it to Google Play. It looked like was not updating for very long time but ...
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Problem purchasing android apps

I bought humble bundle for PC, which comes with some games available on android market, played the games a bit, uninstalled, then I went to market and wanted to buy a second copy of OSMOS HD, but it ...
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How to download apps without a wireless data plan

I bought an i7500, no data plan. I had assumed that connecting to my router would allow me to download apps from the marketplace; apparently not. I get a message about not being able to connect via ...
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How to switch my SGS3 to a 'google play' edition phone?

My Samsung Galaxy S3 contract ends in few months. I'd like to get rid of unwanted stuffs like touchwiz, flipboard, allsharecast, etc. and pull latest updates directly from 'google play', just like ...
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How can I force the Market to reinstall an installed app?

I have an app, installed from the Market, which I just updated. The "updating" notification was present for several hours, so it appears to have gotten stuck somehow. I believe it now claims to be ...
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How do I refund a purchase made through Google Play?

When I purchase an item from Google Play, I get the following message; This message seems to indicate that I can somehow get a refund for my purchase by performing an action on my device within a ...
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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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CyanogenMod, why doesn't Market self-upgrade?

I've bought a used HTC Magic with CyanogenMod 5 on it. It has Google Market. The market version is 1.713 - which is nowhere near the latest IIRC. In-app billing, for one thing, is not supported. ...
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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 ...
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Can I download large downloads on the PC?

I just got my new Nexus 7 and found out that most big Android games download their data over WiFi. This is problematic for me as I don't have a good WiFi connection and most downloads freeze halfway. ...
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How can I use an app purchased from the Market on a Kindle Fire?

I bought "Cut the Rope" on my Nexus One cellphone from the Android Market. When I open this game on my Kindle Fire it asks me to buy it but I expected it to be "Purchased". How can I add my Google ...
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Google play fails to install application with RPC:S-5:AEC-0

Someone has reported me that he cannot install or upgrade applications on Google Play. It fails with error RPC:S-5:AEC-0 What does that mean? How to fix this?
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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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Deleting a device from the Google Play Store?

Yesterday I bought a new Android smartphone & performed a factory reset on my previous HTC handset. Naturally (I think) I set up my new phone under the same Google account as was registered for my ...
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Is it possible to disable Google Play indefinitely?

I have an HTC Desire. This phone sadly has very limited internal memory although plenty of memory card memory. Since owning it I've become accustomed to moving any apps I download onto the SD card and ...
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Remove credit card from google wallet, will it affect purchased apps?

I use my credit card to buy app on Google Play Store and now that I changed my credit card, I want to remove my credit card info from my account, but Google gives me this message: You are about to ...
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How to keep Apps, that are banned from the offical market, up to date?

Sadly, a few fine Apps are banned from the official Market by Google (e.g. Transdroid): How can I keep those Apps up to date, without visiting the project sites regularly?
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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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Marketplace offers downloads in notifications but when I tap notification none are available

I've seen some other places with this question, but no answers that explain/help with what's going on. I've got a Droid 3, and about once a day I get a notification that there are updates available ...
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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? ...